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Update (May 8th): TNR is a pinnacle program at The DSC and an important membership aspect. At this time, we are looking forward to running a race program that abides by all state and federal guidance and keeps our members safe. We anticipate beginning to Race at the start of "Phase 2" of the "Maryland Strong" Campaign. Thank you for your patience.

Racing at The DSC

Welcome to the exciting world of racing! More information about racing at Downtown Sailing can be found in PDF format HERE.  Click HERE for the TNR Official Notice Board.

If you are interested in racing, please email john@downtownsailing.org or call the office. Don't be late to the line! Sailors who sign up at the race crew level can join a J/22 Spinnaker Class racing team led by two or more racing skippers. Each race team, comprised of 6 or more members, splits the burden of sailing and running Race Committee through the season. J/22 Spinnaker Class Racing spots are available beginning in November of the previous year. Please be aware that you should join a team before paying the racing upgrade fee.

TNR Official Notice Board

TNR Notice of Race (NOR)

TNR Sailing Instructions 2020

The TNR program runs a second Non-Spinnaker Start for the Sonar Class boats. Available at no upgrade or series fee, any skipper can begin to hone their skills for racing.

Mission

The Thursday Night Racing (TNR) Program promotes core Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) values of diversity, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and education through the sport of sailing.

DSC Frostbiting and Friday Fun Races

Cut your racing chops through DSC Frostbiting and informal summer "Friday Fun Races." Frostbiting is typically organized by the office throughout the winter, while Friday Fun races are true pickup races where skippers and crew meet up to sail out into the summer sunset. Check out the Racing Calendar for all the frostbite and Fun Race dates.

TNR Member Values

Click HERE to learn more about The TNR Mission, Values, and Structure

TNR Racing Calendar

    • 09 Jul 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 06 Aug 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • 1425 Key Hwy Baltimore, MD 21230
    The DSC's Thursday Night Racing (TNR) Program consists of four combined series, each series being composed of five consecutive Thursday nights.


    The TNR Program is fast, fun, and competitive 'short-course racing', with most races lasting between 20 and 30 minutes. 

    Spinnakers, Windward Leeward courses, and a dinghy-style (3 minute) starting sequence make for lots of action at the starts, marks, and even finishes!

    Teams must register at the start of the season in March. Each team is comprised of at least two skippers, who share race committee duties and series responsibilities.

    For more information about the racing program, contact John via john@downtownsailing.org

    • 12 Jul 2020
    • 10:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race to Mike" series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 10:00 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 26 Jul 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race " series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.30 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 09 Aug 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race " series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.30 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 13 Aug 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 10 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 5 sessions
    • 1425 Key Hwy Baltimore, MD 21230
    The DSC's Thursday Night Racing (TNR) Program consists of four combined series, each series being composed of five consecutive Thursday nights.


    The TNR Program is fast, fun, and competitive 'short-course racing', with most races lasting between 20 and 30 minutes. 

    Spinnakers, Windward Leeward courses, and a dinghy-style (3 minute) starting sequence make for lots of action at the starts, marks, and even finishes!

    Teams must register at the start of the season in March. Each team is comprised of at least two skippers, who share race committee duties and series responsibilities.

    For more information about the racing program, contact John via john@downtownsailing.org

    • 23 Aug 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race " series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.30 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 13 Sep 2020
    • 11:30 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    The Cruising Council is hosting for all cruising members the "Sunday Funday Race " series from May through October.

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.30 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



    • 17 Sep 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 08 Oct 2020
    • (EDT)
    • 4 sessions
    • 1425 Key Hwy Baltimore, MD 21230

    The TNR Die Hard series will follow the regular racing season, giving teams additional opportunities to get out on the water.  The Die Hard series will be scored, but will not count towards teams' overall season scores.

    The TNR Program is fast, fun, and competitive 'short-course racing', with most races lasting between 20 and 30 minutes. 

    Spinnakers, Windward Leeward courses, and a dinghy-style (3 minute) starting sequence make for lots of action at the starts, marks, and even finishes!

    Teams must register at the start of the season in March. Each team is comprised of at least two skippers, who share race committee duties and series responsibilities.

    For more information about the racing program, contact John via john@downtownsailing.org

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 8:00 AM - 7:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Docks and Pavilion
    Register

    This one-day regatta will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing.

    The course will be fleet racing in DSC J/22s (with Spinnaker) and DSC Sonars (non-spin - main and jib only) on windward-leeward drop mark courses. Other fleets are welcome to participate and will be added at the discretion of the organizing authority.

    Eligibility:  DSC Members and Non-members.  Non-DSC Members who have intentions to skipper a DSC boat must complete a pre-race boat orientation  All participants must sign the DSC liability waiver; Teams are very strongly encouraged to fundraise for Downtown Sailing's Community and Accessible programs through our fundraising page.

    Schedule:

    8:00AM-9:00AM Registration

    9:00AM Skipper’s Meeting

    10:30AM Fleet racing start

    Post race regatta party at Little Havana

    For the Event NOR, click here

    For Sailing Instructions, click HERE

    For copies of the DSC arbitration form and US Sailing Protest form, click the appropriate links


    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 8:30 AM - 9:00 AM (EDT)
    • The Pavilion, 1425 Key Highway Baltimore MD 21230
    Register

    Boat and yacht christening

    The DSC has been given a number of new, shiny boats. Join us in christening the new boats and celebrating the longest days of the year.

    Boats to be named and christened/rechristened include:

    • Six new RS Fevas to be used in the Siebel Sailors Program
    • Boston Whaler Super Sport 13 powerboat
    • J/22 to be used in new Ambassador Sailing Program

    This is a Rain or Shine event and is designed to be family friendly. There will be a small amount of alcohol present for the christening, with non-alcoholic options present as well.

    For more information about Perpetual Dedication naming rights for boats and facilities, click HERE.

    THE CHRISTENING CEREMONY WILL BEGIN PROMPTLY! PLEASE ARRIVE BY 8:30 START TIME!

    • 26 Sep 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 5:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Docks and Pavilion
    Register

    This “one-day regatta” will be governed by the rules as defined in The Racing Rules of Sailing. Pursuit racing using Harbor channel markers and the PHRF system.

    Eligibility:  DSC Members and Non-members.  All participants must sign the DSC liability waiver and the purpose of this regatta is to raise funds to support DSC's Community and Accessible Programs.

    Docking will be provided for all participating boats for the party and awards ceremony.

     

    Schedule:

    11:00AM PHRF check-in

    first boat off at 11:30AM

    Post race party at The DSC/BMI Pavilion and Compass Rose

    Documents and Info:

    Notice of Race

    Sailing Instructions

    US Sailing Protest Form

    Arbitration & Scoring Penalty Form

    • 25 Oct 2020
    • 11:00 AM - 4:00 PM (EDT)
    • DSC Dock
    Register

    Cruising Crew and Skippers, are you ready to get competitive with your cruising?!

    , all cruising members are invited for the "Sunday Funday Race "  .

    All are welcome, from beginner to pro-racer.  You don't need prior racing experience, but we ask that you arrange with a team so that you'll sail with the same team all season, and this will greatly enhance your racing experience.  In order to join a team, please email  Cruising@downtownsailing.org Each team will have at least two cruising skippers.

    The race course will be from the DSC docks to a buoy near the bridge and back.  5 boats will race every month. Vessels will be assigned to teams on the day of, and the boats will rotate every month.

    Meet at the docks at 11.00 for a pre-race briefing, and then, it's literally off to the races.

    Fair winds, sail safe and sail fast!



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