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Adult Ed FAQ 

Where are we located?

The Downtown Sailing Center is located on the campus of the Baltimore Museum of Industry at 1425 Key Highway. You can park in our lower gravel lot and meet your instructor on the compass rose near our docks. 

What should I bring?

Please bring a water bottle, sunscreen, and a hat. Depending on the weather, it might also be a good idea to bring layers of clothing, such as a light jacket or rain gear. We will provide a life jacket.  

When will I receive my course material?

If you live locally, you are welcome to pick up your course material from the office. Please email info@downtownsailing.org to arrange a time to pick it up. Otherwise, you will receive the material the first day of your class. 

Do I have to fill out any forms before the class? 

If you have not already done so, please fill out our liability waiver on PDFfiller.com. We will have paper copies of this available on the first day of your class if you are not able to complete it beforehand. 

Will we have a lunch break?

If you are attending a full day course, you will have a half an hour to 45 minute lunch break. We try to schedule this around noon, but the exact time might vary slightly depending on day's weather. You are welcome to bring a snack and packed lunch, although you will have time to grab food at one of our nearby restaurants. 

What if there is inclement weather?

Classes will be held in light to moderate rainy conditions, so be prepared to sail even if it is not a bright, sunny day. We do not sail in thunderstorms. We will contact you if the course has to be canceled or rescheduled due to weather. 

What is your cancellation policy?

We guarantee a full refund up to 2 weeks before the event. We will offer a refund up to 3 days before your class, if the space can be recouped. The DSC will do its best to find a replacement student for the course. 

I've completed a course and don't own a boat. How can I keep sailing?

There are always more courses to take at the DSC! If you have taken Taste of Sailing, consider enrolling in Intro to Sailing or Basic Keelboat. The next course after that would be Basic Cruising or Bareboat Cruising. Don't forget, we also offer an Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling course and kayaking lessons.

Another option is to consider becoming a member of the DSC. That way, you would have the opportunity to attend member sails on Wednesday evenings and Sunday afternoons and be able to go out sailing at other times during the week with a skipper. 


Please email us at info@downtownsailing.org


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