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DSC events are listed here. Click on any event for additional details and/or to register, if registration is open.


Upcoming events

    • 26 Jan 2019
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    Register

    2018/19 Frostbiting - 11-4PM Jan. 26

    On your marks, get set...

    You got it! Frostbite Racing at Downtown Sailing. Wrangle up your crew or sign up solo and head down to the docks for a quick, fun sail around the buoys.

    We will do a Chalk Talk on Protest Hearings from 11 - Noon and then commence sailing at 1 PM after taking a quick lunch. 

    Skippers are encouraged to save space for two to three  crew.

    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 

    The DSC hopes you will join us in making this frostbiting season a warm and enjoyable experience for all sailors and community members. If you are a member of the DSC, please sign up in the appropriate category online so we have record of your intention and attendance. 

    Please note that frostbiting will not occur if the winds exceed 20 kt. or if there is snow/ice on the boats/docks/water. Participants participate at their own risk.

    *These are Non-Spinnaker Races*

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 02 Feb 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    Register

    2018/19 Frostbiting - 12:30-4PM Feb. 2

    On your marks, get set...

    You got it! Frostbite Racing at Downtown Sailing. Wrangle up your crew or sign up solo and head down to the docks for a quick, fun sail around the buoys.

    We will commence sailing at 1 PM after breaking into teams -- no chalk talk scheduled for February. 

    Skippers are encouraged to save space for two to three  crew.

    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 

    The DSC hopes you will join us in making this frostbiting season a warm and enjoyable experience for all sailors and community members. If you are a member of the DSC, please sign up in the appropriate category online so we have record of your intention and attendance. 

    Please note that frostbiting will not occur if the winds exceed 20 kt. or if there is snow/ice on the boats/docks/water. Participants participate at their own risk.

    *These are Non-Spinnaker Races*

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 07 Feb 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Liberty Room
    • 44
    Register

    Racing and Team Development Seminar, along with sea tales... by Nancy Haberland, NAVY Sailing

    This is a DO NOT MISS OPPORTUNITY!!! 6PM, Feb. 7th

    Nancy Haberland is now in her 16th season as a member of the Navy offshore sailing coaching staff. She started her coaching career at the Academy as an Assistant Dinghy Coach and Jr. Varsity Offshore Sailing Team Coach. Over the years, she has worked with hundreds of midshipmen teaching them how to work as a team and providing leadership opportunities as a beginning to their career as a Naval Officer.

    Nancy grew up in Northbrook, Illinois and learned to sail on Lake Michigan. Winning her first national championship at age 14, she has gone to win 18 National and 7 World championships. She is a seven time nominee for Rolex Yachtswoman of the Year and 12 time member of the US SAILING Team. Nancy has also participated in three summer Olympics. Her first experience was as a training partner in the Europe Dinghy in Barcelona, Spain and second time as an athlete in the 2004 Olympics in Athens, Greece. Additionally, in 2008, she was selected by her Olympian peers to be the athlete representative at the Paralympic Games in Beijing, China. When not coaching midshipmen, Nancy competes in international Women's Match race events and local triathlons.

    This is a MUST ATTEND event for all racers and others who want to advance their skills. 

    Nancy is a true professional and we are very excited to have her with us at the DSC!

    RAIN DATE IS FEB. 28, 2019

    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    Register

    2018/19 Frostbiting - 12:30-4PM Feb. 16

    On your marks, get set...

    You got it! Frostbite Racing at Downtown Sailing. Wrangle up your crew or sign up solo and head down to the docks for a quick, fun sail around the buoys.

    We will commence sailing at 1 PM after breaking into teams -- no chalk talk scheduled for February. 

    Skippers are encouraged to save space for two to three  crew.

    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 

    The DSC hopes you will join us in making this frostbiting season a warm and enjoyable experience for all sailors and community members. If you are a member of the DSC, please sign up in the appropriate category online so we have record of your intention and attendance. 

    Please note that frostbiting will not occur if the winds exceed 20 kt. or if there is snow/ice on the boats/docks/water. Participants participate at their own risk.

    *These are Non-Spinnaker Races*

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 16 Feb 2019
    • 4:00 PM - 7:00 PM
    • Barfly's 620 E Fort Ave, Baltimore, MD 21230
    Register

    Winter Social @ Barfly's 4 - 7 PM

    After Frostbiting!

    Join in with fellow friends, sailors, and members at Barfly's neighborhood restaurant and bar on Saturday, February 16 from 4-7 PM. 

    Barfly's is renowned for it's friendly owner Mike, as well as it's "Whiskey and Pizza." 

    It's a great place to grub and a warm and cozy place for a drink, too. Please be sure to RSVP so we know to prepare for you! The DSC will order a few rounds of Old Bay Wings and Pretzel Bites but the rest is on you! The mustard for the bites is GREAT, by the way!

    See you there!

    • 17 Feb 2019
    • 2:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • Liberty Room, 1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
    Register

    Cruising Safety Seminar, Sunday Feb. 17 2-5PM

    Please join us on Sunday, February 17, at 2:00pm in the Liberty Room for the annual cruising safety seminar.  The purpose of this seminar is to increase safety awareness in the cruising program and make sure everyone is familiar with the cruising program policies. It will also feature a story-telling session. Our sailors will share their good and bad experiences they had over the years and the group will discuss the lessons learned. 

    It is important to register online. We look forward to seeing you at the Downtown Sailing Center! 3rd Floor, Hercules Building, 1425 Key Highway

    • 23 Feb 2019
    • 12:30 PM - 4:00 PM
    • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
    Register

    2018/19 Frostbiting - 12:30-4PM Feb. 23

    On your marks, get set...

    You got it! Frostbite Racing at Downtown Sailing. Wrangle up your crew or sign up solo and head down to the docks for a quick, fun sail around the buoys.

    We will commence sailing at 1 PM after breaking into teams -- no chalk talk scheduled for February. 

    Skippers are encouraged to save space for two to three  crew.

    **Lifejackets are Required**

    NO EXCEPTIONS 

    The DSC hopes you will join us in making this frostbiting season a warm and enjoyable experience for all sailors and community members. If you are a member of the DSC, please sign up in the appropriate category online so we have record of your intention and attendance. 

    Please note that frostbiting will not occur if the winds exceed 20 kt. or if there is snow/ice on the boats/docks/water. Participants participate at their own risk.

    *These are Non-Spinnaker Races*

    Sail Fast!!!


    • 27 Feb 2019
    • 06 Mar 2019
    • 2 sessions
    • Downtown Sailing Center Conference Room
    • 7
    Register
    Want to learn skills that can save a life? 

    Then attend our American Red Cross CPR and First Aid Class with a certified Red Cross instructor.  DSC members get almost half off the regular price of the class and the certifications last for two years.

    The class will include:

    • First Aid: Participants learn to recognize and care for a variety of first aid emergencies, such as burns, cuts and scrapes, sudden illnesses, head, neck and back injuries, and heat and cold emergencies.
    • CPR Adult: Participants learn how to perform CPR and care for breathing and cardiac emergencies in adults
    • AED Adult & Child
    NOTE THIS CLASS IS BROKEN INTO TWO SESSIONS. Wednesdays February 27 & MARCH 6th; BOTH ARE MANDATORY

    If you have any questions feel free to email Stuart via stuart@downtownsailing.org or call the office at 410-727-0722.
    • 02 Mar 2019
    • 7:00 AM - 6:00 PM
    • Eastport YC, 317 First St, Annapolis, MD 21403
    Register

    One-day Race Management Seminar and Training - March 2nd, 8AM-5PM

    Through US Sailing, hosted by EASTPORT YACHT CLUB

    This US Sailing Training is for Club-Level Race Officer Training and is an inside-only course on HOW to run Race Committee. 

    DSC will be running our own RC training but this course is an official US Sailing Course. Attendees who complete the online and offline trainings and quizes will have the opportunity to apply for Club Race Officer Certification. 

    We will be caravaning from Downtown Sailing to EYC that morning at 7AM sharp or you can meet us at EYC. 

    I hope to see you there!

    NOTE: YOU MUST REGISTER ONLINE by clicking one of the above links! IF your US Sailing Membership has lapsed, you will need to rejoin - - DSC members save $10 on US Sailing membership by clicking HERE (must be logged in to renew)

  • Register

    The 2019 Annual Community Gathering

    Featuring the second-annual Chili Cookoff

    And New for 2019: Frozen Margarita Competition!!!

    ...also presenting a Team Challenge... Prizes given!

    Guest stars include: Lynn Handy & Former Board Members

    Bring your own Mess Kit to reduce, reuse, refuse... sustainable practices to last a lifetime.

    The 2019 Annual Community Gathering will feature a Chili Cookoff, a Frozen Margarita cookoff (with- and without- alcohol), fun and games, team competitions, and serious business. 

    Serious business includes looking at the 2019 programming season, fleet updates, and where we go from here.

    Ask not what your Sailing Center can do for you; Ask what YOU can do for your Sailing Center!

    Event Details:

    • Bring your own silverware, dinnerware, and mug
    • Bring team spirit
    • Bring chili, a side dish, or your best frozen margarita (non-alcoholic or alcoholic)
    • DSC Mugs will be available for purchase ($10) at the door.


    • 09 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    • 39
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm.  Feel free to bring a snack, and stick around for Pizza afterwards!

    We will have water jugs on site, so bring a refillable bottle.

    Primary tasks will be sanding and scraping bottoms, cleaning, polishing, and waxing topsides, and painting bottoms with anti-fouling paint.  Secondary tasks will include replacing bow fenders and broken hardware.

    Tentative schedule for main tasks:

    10:00- 10:15 AM - Safety Orientation and Instructions
    10:15 - 11:30 AM - Sand and scrape bottoms, Clean topsides
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Clean/wipe down bottoms, compound topsides
    12:30 - 1:30 PM - Finish prepping bottoms, Wax topsides
    1:30 - 2:00 PM - Mask waterlines
    2:00 - 2:45 PM - Paint
    2:45 - 3:00 PM - Cleanup


    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. 

    We will provide all materials and necessary safety equipment (masks, gloves, dust suits, ear protection, safety glasses).  Feel free to bring some heavy work gloves, otherwise just dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, March 9th. This is the 1st of three dates total: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2019 a season to remember! 




    • 14 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM
    • Charm City Meadworks 400 E. Biddle St. 21202
    • 55
    Register

    Common Racing Situations and Rules Seminar by Jeff Borland, Eastport YC

    This is a DO NOT MISS OPPORTUNITY for Racers!!!

    6PM, March 14th @ Charm City Meadworks

    400 E. Biddle St. 21202

    This is a great event for all racers and all others who want to advance their skills. Jeff is an on-water umpire for ICSA team racing, actively races, and has served on Race Committees for countless years. Please plan on arriving around 6PM for socializing and supporting your favorite meadery. The conversation will start at 6:30PM. Non-alcholic beverages are available, but please - adults only for this seminar. (Other racing seminars held at DSC for all ages).

    Jeff brings a world of experience and it will be a fun social event for all racing sailors!

    RAIN DATE IS March 21, 2019 @ DSC

    • 16 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    • 39
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm.  Feel free to bring a snack, and stick around for Pizza afterwards!

    We will have water jugs on site, so bring a refillable bottle.

    Primary tasks will be sanding and scraping bottoms, cleaning, polishing, and waxing topsides, and painting bottoms with anti-fouling paint.  Secondary tasks will include replacing bow fenders and broken hardware.

    Tentative schedule for main tasks:

    10:00- 10:15 AM - Safety Orientation and Instructions
    10:15 - 11:30 AM - Sand and scrape bottoms, Clean topsides
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Clean/wipe down bottoms, compound topsides
    12:30 - 1:30 PM - Finish prepping bottoms, Wax topsides
    1:30 - 2:00 PM - Mask waterlines
    2:00 - 2:45 PM - Paint
    2:45 - 3:00 PM - Cleanup


    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. 

    We will provide all materials and necessary safety equipment (masks, gloves, dust suits, ear protection, safety glasses).  Feel free to bring some heavy work gloves, otherwise just dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, March 9th. This is the 1st of three dates total: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2019 a season to remember! 




    • 18 Mar 2019
    • 29 May 2019
    • 16 sessions
    • Downtown Sailing Center "A" Dock
    • 6
    Register


    The aim of the after-school program is to provide educational opportunities outside of the traditional school setting through a sailing focused program. We are looking for dedicated and consistent volunteers to help with our After-School STEM program with Wolfe Street Academy. Our ideal volunteer enjoys working with young kids in a fun and educational setting. 

    Schedule: The after school program runs Mondays and Wednesdays from 3:30PM-6PM (or 5:30 PM on non-sailing days.) Ideally volunteers will be able to commit to a regular schedule, either weekly or monthly, as our students benefit from having consistent and reliable adult role models. One off volunteers are also needed occasionally.

    Volunteer Roles: We need three types of volunteers for the program, on the water Skipper and Crew Instructors and on-site classroom help.

    DSC Skippers and Crew: Volunteers are expected to help rig the boats at 3:30PM and sail them over to Fells Point. The Classroom staff will walk the children down to the docks to load onto the boats around 4:15 PM until 5:30PM, when the on-site staff and volunteers will walk them back to the classroom. Instructors will help teach the students about very basic sailing concepts such as Wind Direction, Buoyancy etc. Instruction materials will be provided and often paid staff will lead the instruction with volunteers assisting in facilitating the day’s activity. ( OPEN ONLY TO TRAINED OR APPROVED DSC VOLUNTEERS )

    Class Volunteers: NO PRIOR - SAILING EXPERIENCE REQUIRED!

    The class volunteers will help with both sailing days and non-sailing days - volunteers will be notified of the sailing schedule by email that morning.

    On sailing days: Shore volunteers will meet at the school at 4PM to help the lead teacher gather kids, walk them down to the boats, put life jackets on and sail along with the instructors to help with behavior management and chaperoning. Students will return to the docks at 5:30PM when volunteers and staff will walk them back to the school to be dismissed at 6PM.

    Non-sailing days: Volunteers will arrive at 4PM to help the lead teacher with classroom activities such as art or STEM projects. Materials and curriculum will be provided. Volunteers will help run the activities, monitor students and pass out materials. On non-sailing days the program ends at 5:30 PM.

    Reports to: Johanna Murphy (johanna@downtownsailing.org) & Brittany Wood (brittany@downtownsailing.org)

    Program 2nd semester: Mar 18 - May 29 

    Hours: 

    (Skipper and Crew) 3:30PM - 6PM

    (Class Volunteer) 4PM-6PM (5:30 PM on non sailing days)

    Requirements: Sign-up as volunteer member at our site and complete a background check, cost covered by DSC unless you wish to pay for the check as a donation to the DSC.



    • 20 Mar 2019
    • 6:00 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
    Register

    The Baltimore International Seafarer's Center, Locust Point

    March 20, 2019 - 6PM - 8PM

    presented by Rev. Mary Davisson of the B.I.S.C.

    What do you do when you are an International Seafarer and you are stuck in port half-way around the world from your home? How do you call home? What do you do if your shipping company misses a payment? What happens if your ship is stuck in drydock?

    What is the Baltimore International Seafarer's Center?

    "The Baltimore International Seafarers’ Center is an inter-faith ministry rooted in the tradition of Christian hospitality. We ... demonstrate this ... [by] serving the personal and spiritual needs of seafarers in the Port of Baltimore.

    We accomplish this purpose by:

    • Respecting the values, faiths, and cultural norms of seafarers and their families.
    • Coordinating ship visitations and delivery of services.
    • Publicizing the contributions of seafarers to our lives and economy.
    • Raising awareness in the community about the rights and needs of seafarers.

    Rev. Mary Davisson is a humble yet extremely influential figure in the Port of Baltimore and was honored as "Port Woman of the Year" in 2007.

    Please welcome her and her stories by attending this special meeting. 3rd Floor (Liberty Room), Hercules Building @ Downtown Sailing Center (office building)

    1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230.

    Doors open at 6, program will start promptly at 6:30 PM


    • 23 Mar 2019
    • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
    • TideWater Yacht Services, 321 E Cromwell St.
    • 38
    Register
    Join the DSC to kickoff the new season. Our boats are in need of some TLC. We are pulling the bulk of our fleet out of the water for the month of March to get them primed and ready for sailing in April. 

    We will be meeting at TIDEWATER YACHT SERVICES 10:00
    AM Sharp
     for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm.  Feel free to bring a snack, and stick around for Pizza afterwards!

    We will have water jugs on site, so bring a refillable bottle.

    Primary tasks will be sanding and scraping bottoms, cleaning, polishing, and waxing topsides, and painting bottoms with anti-fouling paint.  Secondary tasks will include replacing bow fenders and broken hardware.

    Tentative schedule for main tasks:

    10:00- 10:15 AM - Safety Orientation and Instructions
    10:15 - 11:30 AM - Sand and scrape bottoms, Clean topsides
    11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - Clean/wipe down bottoms, compound topsides
    12:30 - 1:30 PM - Finish prepping bottoms, Wax topsides
    1:30 - 2:00 PM - Mask waterlines
    2:00 - 2:45 PM - Paint
    2:45 - 3:00 PM - Cleanup


    On site training provided. No experience is necessary, just a willingness to learn in a fun and social atmosphere. 

    We will provide all materials and necessary safety equipment (masks, gloves, dust suits, ear protection, safety glasses).  Feel free to bring some heavy work gloves, otherwise just dress to get dirty, bring a smile and maybe a friend! 

    Come on down Saturday, March 9th. This is the 1st of three dates total: there is a TON of work to accomplish but if the weather cooperates we can get the boats in early. With your support we can make 2019 a season to remember! 




    • 28 Mar 2019
    • 5:45 PM - 8:15 PM
    • 1425 Key Highway, Baltimore MD ; Liberty Room, 3rd Floor
    Register

    TNR Skipper's Meeting

    and

    RACE MANAGEMENT Seminar

    6PM HARD START, Liberty Rm, Downtown Sailing Center

    This meeting covers critical information about Thursday Night Racing

    • TNR Protocol
    • Unique Sailing Instructions
    • Safety Protocol and Emergency Action Procedures

    Additionally, the meeting will largely be focused on RACE MANAGEMENT and how to run race committee.

    REQUIRED FOR ALL RACE SKIPPERS. All racers strongly encouraged to attend.

    • 30 Mar 2019
    • 1:30 PM - 5:30 PM
    • Liberty Room, 1425 Key Highway Baltimore, MD 21230
    Register

    Cruising Kickoff Meeting, Saturday March 30th, 1:30 - 5:30PM (contingent on day-fleet work party*)

     Please join us on Mar 30, Saturday at 12:00 noon in the Liberty Room for the cruising program kick-off meeting. We will have a general session followed by another one for the skippers. We will go over the upcoming events, review the educational opportunities, and answer questions from the group.

    Please register online so we can know you plan on attending! We'll see you on the 3rd Floor of the Hercules Building (BMI/DSC office building), 1425 Key Highway

    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    "Beyond Intro" Sailing Course - Intermediate Skill Development - April 6 & 7, 9AM - 5PM

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact Stuart via Stuart@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. SAILORS SHOULD BE PROFICIENT WITH MATERIAL COVERED IN "INTRO TO SAILING"

    This course is Part 2 of a 3-Part US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification program. Successful completion of the "Intro to Sailing 12 hour course" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" Course. Consider taking the "Basic Keelboat" course in full if you have mixed sailing experience or are looking for a sailing certification.

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include: 

    •  Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"
    • 06 Apr 2019
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 6 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 2
    Register
    9:00 - 5:00, weekends: April 6, 7, 13, 14, 27, 28 (skipping western Easter weekend)

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. Designed to help you progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J/22s. J/22s are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Introduction to the DSC
    • Boat Control
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Navigation
    • Reefing
    • Anchoring

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 07 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • DSC
    Register

    Crew and Skipper Level Members: Spend your Sunday afternoon sailing!

    Please arrive at the DSC by 11:45 AM for the 12:00 PM Start Time. The Dockmaster will assign DSC Skippers and DSC Crew Level Members to boats.

    Please note: If you arrive after 12:00 PM the likelihood of getting on a keelboat will be lower.

    For those who are new to the DSC or have not yet signed the liability waiver please download the DSC WAIVER HERE and hand to dockmaster on day of sail.  Skippers also need to sign the SKIPPER WAIVER.

    *It is required that the DSC boats need to be back to the docks by sundown.

    Questions about the Member Sail? Arriving Late? Concerns about Weather? Please contact Member Programs Director John O'Riordan by Friday afternoon at 410.727.0722 ext 114 or email: john@downtownsailing.org. 

    • 10 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • DSC
    Register

    Crew and Skipper Level Members, Break up the work week by sailing with the DSC on Wednesday evenings!  You’re invited to sail with us from 5:30 PM until Sunset. 

    Please arrive at the DSC by 5:15 pm for the 5:30 PM Start Time.  The Dockmaster will begin boat allocation and coordination promptly at 5:30 PM. 

    For those who are new to the DSC or have not yet signed the DSC liability waiver please download the WAIVER HERE and hand to dockmaster on day of sail.  Skippers also need to sign the SKIPPER WAIVER.

    *It is required that the DSC boats need to be back to the docks by sundown.

    Questions about the Member Sail? Arriving Late? Concerns about Weather? Please contact Member Programs Director John O'Riordan at 410.727.0722 ext 114 or email: john@downtownsailing.org. 

    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 1
    Register

    Intro to Sailing 12 hour course, Sat & Sun. April 13 & 14

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you! 

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to four students (usually only three students)are on the water in a Sonar or J/22. Sonars and J/22's are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, I strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    Spots are limited; full payment is required to guarantee your spot in one of our classes.


    • 13 Apr 2019
    • 9:45 AM - 12:00 PM
    • 1425 Key Highway, Baltimore MD 21230 3rd Floor "Liberty Room"
    Register

    Disabilities Awareness Training

    Brought to you by PATHFINDERS FOR AUTISM

    This training session is designed to educate our volunteers about how to best serve and work with persons who have autism, intellectual or developmental disabilities, and other disabilities in general. Trish and/or Shelly are pros and their training will help insure Downtown Sailing is following best practices in our adaptive programming.

    Anyone who is interested in learning how to work and interact with people with disabilities is welcome to attend - you do not need to be a sailor with us to attend.

    The event starts promptly at 10AM so we ask for you to arrive early enough to catch up and grab a seat. Doors will open by 9:45AM. 

    We are delighted to welcome PATHFINDERS back to the DSC to speak with us and we look forward to having you. The training will be held on the 3rd Floor of the Hercules Building (DSC Office Building). There is an elevator for persons who need to use the elevator, as well as accessible restrooms.

    For more information, please do not hesitate to reach out to Stuart or Johanna (the 'H' is silent) by phone or email. We are honored to have you volunteer!

    • 14 Apr 2019
    • 12:00 PM - 5:00 PM
    • DSC
    Register

    Crew and Skipper Level Members: Spend your Sunday afternoon sailing!

    Please arrive at the DSC by 11:45 AM for the 12:00 PM Start Time. The Dockmaster will assign DSC Skippers and DSC Crew Level Members to boats.

    Please note: If you arrive after 12:00 PM the likelihood of getting on a keelboat will be lower.

    For those who are new to the DSC or have not yet signed the liability waiver please download the DSC WAIVER HERE and hand to dockmaster on day of sail.  Skippers also need to sign the SKIPPER WAIVER.

    *It is required that the DSC boats need to be back to the docks by sundown.

    Questions about the Member Sail? Arriving Late? Concerns about Weather? Please contact Member Programs Director John O'Riordan by Friday afternoon at 410.727.0722 ext 114 or email: john@downtownsailing.org. 

    • 17 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • DSC
    Register

    Crew and Skipper Level Members, Break up the work week by sailing with the DSC on Wednesday evenings!  You’re invited to sail with us from 5:30 PM until Sunset. 

    Please arrive at the DSC by 5:15 pm for the 5:30 PM Start Time.  The Dockmaster will begin boat allocation and coordination promptly at 5:30 PM. 

    For those who are new to the DSC or have not yet signed the DSC liability waiver please download the WAIVER HERE and hand to dockmaster on day of sail.  Skippers also need to sign the SKIPPER WAIVER.

    *It is required that the DSC boats need to be back to the docks by sundown.

    Questions about the Member Sail? Arriving Late? Concerns about Weather? Please contact Member Programs Director John O'Riordan at 410.727.0722 ext 114 or email: john@downtownsailing.org. 

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2019
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    9:00 - 5:00, Wednesday - Sunday: April 24-28, 2019

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. Designed to help you progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J/22s. J/22s are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Introduction to the DSC
    • Boat Control
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Navigation
    • Reefing
    • Anchoring

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 24 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 7:00 PM
    • DSC
    Register

    Crew and Skipper Level Members, Break up the work week by sailing with the DSC on Wednesday evenings!  You’re invited to sail with us from 5:30 PM until Sunset. 

    Please arrive at the DSC by 5:15 pm for the 5:30 PM Start Time.  The Dockmaster will begin boat allocation and coordination promptly at 5:30 PM. 

    For those who are new to the DSC or have not yet signed the DSC liability waiver please download the WAIVER HERE and hand to dockmaster on day of sail.  Skippers also need to sign the SKIPPER WAIVER.

    *It is required that the DSC boats need to be back to the docks by sundown.

    Questions about the Member Sail? Arriving Late? Concerns about Weather? Please contact Member Programs Director John O'Riordan at 410.727.0722 ext 114 or email: john@downtownsailing.org. 

    • 25 Apr 2019
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 11
    Register

    5, 4, 1, GO! ALL CLEAR!!!

    In order for this to work smoothly, your team needs to pay for their entry into the series. Please make sure you don't accidentally pay for someone else's team.

    Series Fees replace the crew fees and are intended to equalize the burden on teams to pay for their fair share of the racing program. Program fees go to:

    1. Race Management Supplies
    2. Race Marks
    3. Paying for the Principle Race Officer
    4. Fuel for the RC Boats
    5. General Maintenance on the boats
    6. Race specific gear, such as spinnaker sheets

    Teams not paid will be scored DNC for each race not paid
    • 27 Apr 2019
    • 05 May 2019
    • 4 sessions
    • Markley's Marina 233 Nanticoke Rd, Essex, MD 21221
    • 3
    Register