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Spring Work Party 1

  • 14 Mar 2020
  • 10:00 AM - 3:00 PM
  • Young's Boat Yard 2320 Gross Ave, Sparrows Point, MD 21219
  • 3


  • Take our sanding machines and light sand the bottoms
  • Looking for "Stay between the lines" types!
  • This job involves using a buffer to shine the topsides of all the J22s.
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 10:00
AM Sharp
 for a short safety briefing and introductions, working until around 3:00 pm.  Feel free to bring a snack.

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 - Clean boats - topsides and bottoms
11:30 AM - 12:30 PM - 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 14th. 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 this yet another season to remember! 


The Downtown Sailing Center at the Baltimore Museum of Industry
1425 Key Highway, Suite 110, Baltimore, MD 21230
(410) 727-0722 • info@downtownsailing.org