The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) has a fleet of nearly forty boats, both daysailers and cruisers, as well as a handful of small powerboats. Many of the daysailers and all of the cruisers and powerboats have been donated to the DSC. Much of the fleet maintenance is performed by DSC members on a volunteer basis. Boats that are donated to the DSC are maintained — and, in many cases, restored — by members, then put into the fleet to be used in the DSC's programs and activities. Many of the cruisers are offered for sale after being part of the DSC's programs for three years.


We have an active fleet of 11 J/22s. These popular keelboats are nimble and fun to sail for all skill levels. We use the J/22s in our Basic Keelboat classes as well as for our racing program.

We maintain a fleet of 7 Sonars, 23’ keelboats designed by Bruce Kirby. They have spacious cockpits and high sides, making this boat ideal for beginners and for comfortable daysailing. We use this fleet for our afterschool programs, adaptive sailing program, and for many of our team building events in addition to recreational sailing. 

We keep 10 Access 303W, 10’ sloop-rigged dinghies that can be sailed double- or single-handedly, with a crew capacity of 350 pounds. The low cockpit seat and weighted centerboard create a low center of gravity, making the boat virtually uncapsizable. The cockpit layout, unstayed mast and high boom make this sailboat highly accessible. The roller furled sail plan with single line reefing and other simple controls offer ease of maneuverability. These features make this sailboat very safe and exciting for a large range of sailing abilities.

Additionally, we have a fleet of 4 Freedom Independence 20s that we recently purchased from Chesapeake Region Accessible Boating (CRAB), based out of Sandy Point State Park in Annapolis. The Freedom 20s feature unstayed carbon masts and are purpose-built to provide comfortable, safe, and fun sailing for all persons, especially outfitted for persons with disabilities. These boats are used in our Accessability Sailing program and are also great trainers for those stepping into the world of sailing on their own for the first time, as they are more stable and forgiving than the J/22s and Sonars.


SeaHunt 17'

Boston Whaler Montauk 17

Boston Whaler 15'

Boston Whaler 13'

Cruising Sailboats and others

Horizon, Islander 36 - currently available for sale
Sprite, Pearson 30
Evening Star, Pearson 33-2 WK
Island Girl, O'Day 35
Seventh Lady, Endeavor 32
Messin' About, S2 9.2
Sweet Dreams, S2 11.0

Bauer 12 (centerboard daysailor)
Vanguard Nomad - with new mast and trailer - available for sale summer 2019

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