Learn to Sail

The Downtown Sailing Center is an accredited US Sailing school that provides courses for all experience levels. Our unified curriculum lets every student reach their full potential by developing skills in a logical progression while offering tailored instruction for every member of our community. 


  • "Intro to Sailing" is our most popular course and is a great way to develop basic sailing skills. $325 - $400
  • We offer "Beyond Intro" for those who have completed our "Intro to Sailing" course and want to become skippers$325 - $400
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For a quick and fun Introduction, sign up for a Taste of Sailing in our Sonar Class Keelboats. $65 - $99

          Our Instructors and Fleet

          All of our instructors are experienced sailors who undergo rigorous instructor training and are certified by US SAILING as keelboat instructors. Student feedback speaks volumes to what our instructors accomplish with each group. 

          Our fleet of Access Dinghies, J/22s, and Sonars is optimal for teaching every skill level. We maintain a constant fleet of at least nine Access Dinghies, ten J/22s, and four Sonars.

          Members of the Downtown Sailing Center receive special discounts on education courses. So, once you finish your course, you can get straight to the water for practice! Go to Recreational Sailing for details on Member Sails>>

              Private Lessons & Special Events

          Private lessons are available for up to three adults and can be tailored to all levels, from beginner to US SAILING Basic Keelboat Certification. Private sailing lessons cost $60/hour for one adult plus $10/hour per person for each addition person up to three people. Three hours recommended for educational benefits, two hours required. You do not need to be a DSC member to take private lessons. 

          If you have a special event in mind that you like to plan with the DSC, we love to help make that happen. We'd done bachelorette parties, graduations, and birthday parties. Just give us some time and we'll come up with a discounted quote for pricing for your group.

          If you are interested in private lessons or planning a special event, please email or call at 410.727.0722


          Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
          1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
          410.727.0722 •

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