Do you want to sail beyond the Key Bridge and explore the Chesapeake? Or do you dream about a sailing vacation in the Caribbean? You are not alone.
Many Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) members eventually want to learn to sail larger boats. The DSC Cruising Education Program provides educational sailing opportunities on our fleet of cruising sailboats. Members can work on skills together by taking classes, mentoring each other, and sailing together.
The DSC Cruising Education Program provides opportunities to:
Cruising skippers are DSC members who have the demonstrated knowledge, skills, and experience to sail the cruising sailboats while maintaining the value and integrity of the vessel and safety of the crew. Cruising Skipper Candidates are evaluated via a comprehensive cruising skipper checkout process.
Cruising Resources are available HERE, including documentation on becoming a skipper, vessel-specific resources, and more.
Cruising Education Program Description
The Cruising Education Program is described in full here. This document includes details about membership upgrades, cruising skipper checkouts, plans for the DSC cruising fleet, and classes and instructors.
Volunteering is a critical part of being a DSC member. All members are encouraged to volunteer as specified on the Volunteer page.
DSC cruising members are specifically encouraged to help with the following tasks:
Email firstname.lastname@example.org for more information about the cruising program.