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The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) is an award-winning, nonprofit 501 (c)(3) community sailing center offering sailing instruction and access to sailing through a variety of programming to the greater Baltimore community since 1994.

We are located in the heart of Baltimore at the Baltimore Museum of Industry, within easy walking distance from the Downtown, Federal Hill, South Baltimore, Riverside, and Locust Point neighborhoods.

Racers hike out on a TNR race

The DSC is a certified Community Sailing Center and accredited Sailing School through US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing. The DSC was recognized by US Sailing as the Outstanding New Program in 1997, Outstanding Seasonal Program in 1999 and Outstanding Community Program in 2012. In 2017, our former Executive Director, Lynn Handy, was awarded US Sailing's Virginia Long award for her efforts to improve sailing education at the national level. 

Instructor Trainees hoist the mainsail

The Downtown Sailing Center programs are available to the entire community. For adults, we offer adult education including accessible sailing; recreational sailing open sails; Thursday Night Racing and cruising education. For youth, we offer junior’s camp, outreach programming that includes STEM curricula, literacy education, and Sailing Instructor Certification.

    The DSC’s many sailing programs include junior day camps, sailing programs for disadvantaged youth and persons with disabilities, adult lessonsrecreational sailing, corporate outings and team buildingracing, and cruising.


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