The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) is a great place to enjoy sailing and meet people who love to sail without having the expenses and hassles of owning a boat. The DSC boasted over 150 skippers and 200 crew level members in 2018. Of those, most live or work in Baltimore City and more than 30 percent of them live in the Federal Hill/South Baltimore area. Members of the DSC comprise a very diverse group of professionals from many backgrounds and have become a hardworking, well-organized group of volunteers. 

One of our membership levels, from Volunteer to Skipper, will certainly satisfy your need to sail and fit your schedule. All members receive regular email newsletters, invitations to special events and a standing invitation to our monthly Friday socials.

Click here to learn more about our member opportunities.


If you would like to find out more about what we do or try before you buy, check out our facilities and go for a short sail during our Open Houses. See what we do at the DSC and experience sailing on Baltimore's Inner Harbor firsthand!

Open House

Come to the DSC, look around, go for a short sail...Registration is not required, but is encouraged. Just click on the Free Sail Day that you would like to attend:

Open House Opportunities

11 May 2019 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
01 Jun 2019 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway
06 Jul 2019 10:00 AM • Downtown Sailing Center "A Dock", 1425 Key Highway


We need volunteer skippers and crew to take people sailing! If you are a DSC member, just click on an Open House event above to register as a skipper or crew (choose Registration Type of Crew or Skipper). If you volunteer, please be at the DSC one hour before the event starts to rig your boat.

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

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