Are you looking to take your sailing skills to the next level? This intermediate-level course is for those competent crew members looking to advance their skills in boat-handling. This course is ideal for those with solid crewing skills (see below) who are looking to advance to the DSC skipper level - the skills learned in this course are tested during the DSC Skipper Checkout.
During this fast-paced course, you will learn how to:
To decide if you are ready for this class, please review the following questions - if you can say YES to all of them, this is a great time for you to take this class! This is not a class to be taken immediately after the Intro to Sailing weekend - practice time (we recommend a minimum of 20 hours on the water, or 6 member sails) in between is required to make sure you get the most out of this Intermediate level class.
If you're not sure if this is the right class for you, our Adult Education Manager would be happy to answer your questions - email firstname.lastname@example.org to set up a call.
This is an Adult Education course, and all participants must be at least 16 years of age. To enquire about family-based sailing education options, contact us (email email@example.com).
This course is taught aboard the DSC’s keelboats, and you’ll sail on either a J/22 or a Sonar. Both have a heavy keel to provide stability and will not tip over during your sail!
Parking is available on site in the gravel lot of the Baltimore Museum of Industry. Classes meet behind the BMI pavilion, near the gate to the Downtown Sailing Center main dock. Please plan to arrive a few minutes early to orient yourself and meet your instructor.
Our full-day classes return for a lunch break in the middle of each day, but you should plan to be on the water for up to three hours at a stretch.
Life jackets are required to be worn and will be provided. Please wear close-toed shoes for safety. We recommend dressing for the weather (it can feel cooler on the water than on land!) and bringing a water bottle, sunglasses, hat, sunscreen and a great attitude.
For complete session dates, please see below. To register, click on the session below that fits your schedule.
If the class you want to attend is fully booked, feel free to join the waitlist. We will send an email to the waitlist when a spot becomes available. It is then first-come first-serve.
Full payment is required to reserve your spot. Space is limited!