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    • 02 Apr 2022
    • 24 Apr 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00,  Weekends, Saturdays & Sundays, April 2nd-3rd, 9th-10th and 23rd-24th. 

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 09 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Apr 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Intro to Sailing" 12 Hour Course - Saturday & Sunday

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you!

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to three students are on the water in a Sonar. Sonars are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, we strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 27 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00, 5-Day, Wednesday-Sunday

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 30 Apr 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Beyond Intro" 12 Hour Course - Intermediate Skill Development -  Sat & Sun. April 30th - May 1st

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact us via info@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. SAILORS SHOULD BE PROFICIENT WITH MATERIAL COVERED IN "INTRO TO SAILING"

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include:

    • Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 07 May 2022
    • 22 May 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 2
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00,  Weekends, Saturdays & Sundays, May 7th-8th, 14th-15th & 21st-22nd

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 07 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Beyond Intro" 12 Hour Course - Intermediate Skill Development 

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact us via info@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. SAILORS SHOULD BE PROFICIENT WITH MATERIAL COVERED IN "INTRO TO SAILING"

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include:

    • Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 14 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 2
    Register
    "Intro to Sailing" 12 Hour Course - Saturday & Sunday

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you!

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to three students are on the water in a Sonar. Sonars are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, we strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 18 May 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 May 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 2
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00, 5-Day, Wednesday-Sunday

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 04 Jun 2022
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00,  Weekends, Saturdays & Sundays, June 4-5; 11-12 and 25-26.

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 04 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Beyond Intro" 12 Hour Course - Intermediate Skill Development 

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact us via info@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. SAILORS SHOULD BE PROFICIENT WITH MATERIAL COVERED IN "INTRO TO SAILING"

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include:

    • Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 08 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00, 5-Day, Wednesday-Sunday

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 20 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Jun 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 22
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Jun 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Intro to Sailing" 12 Hour Course - Saturday & Sunday

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you!

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to three students are on the water in a Sonar. Sonars are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, we strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 27 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 01 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 23
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 04 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 08 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 23
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 06 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00, 5-Day, Wednesday-Sunday

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 09 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 10 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Beyond Intro" 12 Hour Course - Intermediate Skill Development 

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact us via info@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. SAILORS SHOULD BE PROFICIENT WITH MATERIAL COVERED IN "INTRO TO SAILING"

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include:

    • Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 11 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 23
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 16 Jul 2022
    • 31 Jul 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00,  Weekends, Saturdays & Sundays, July 16-17; 23-24 and 30-31.

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 18 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 22 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 22
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 23 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 24 Jul 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Intro to Sailing" 12 Hour Course - Saturday & Sunday

    Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Do you want to experience the joys of sailing? Want to have a great experience in the greatest city in America? What to know the difference between ropes and lines?

    If you answered yes to any of these questions, Intro to Sailing is the course for you!

    The course is designed to help new sailors feel comfortable on a boat and teach them the basic skills needed to competently crew on a small keelboat with an experienced skipper. An experienced instructor and up to three students are on the water in a Sonar. Sonars are keelboats which are safe (non-capsizable), comfortable and fun.

    If you have sailing experience but are rusty or did not learn from professionals, we strongly recommend taking this course. "Intro to Sailing" is a prerequisite for the "Beyond Intro" course.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 25 Jul 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Jul 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 22
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 01 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 05 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 24
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 06 Aug 2022
    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 3 sessions
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00,  Weekends, Saturdays & Sundays, August 6-7; 13-14 and 20-21

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 08 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 12 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 24
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 13 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 14 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register
    "Beyond Intro" 12 Hour Course - Intermediate Skill Development 

    For those who have completed the Introduction to Sailing (12 hour) keelboat course, this course is the NEXT STEP!

    In this course, you will hone your Figure-8 Rescue, improve your tiller extension usage, and develop a solid departing and docking methodology.

    If you are new to the DSC, please contact us via info@downtownsailing.org to make sure you are placed in the appropriate class. Sailing is a lifetime sport and we want to make sure you have as much success as you possibly can.

    THIS IS NOT AN INTRODUCTORY COURSE. SAILORS SHOULD BE PROFICIENT WITH MATERIAL COVERED IN "INTRO TO SAILING"

    Space is limited to 3 sailors per class so full payment is required to guarantee your spot in the course.

    Topics include:

    • Refinement of previously learned skills: points of sail; tiller extension usage; "Figure-8 Rescue"; recognizing puffs and lulls
    • Stopping in and backing-out-of "irons"
    • Departure and docking basics
    • Introduction to heaving-to
    • Introduction to the "Quick Stop Rescue"

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 15 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 19 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 24
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 17 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 21 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register

    9:00 - 5:00, 5-Day, Wednesday-Sunday

    Our US SAILING Basic Keelboat (BK) Certification course consists of five+ days of sailing instruction. US Sailing only requires three days; we go beyond. Designed for you to progress from a beginner to a winner, BK course features the top quality instructors, boats, and location for developing your skills. A US SAILING Keelboat Instructor and up to three students are on the water in one of our J22s. They are 22-foot keelboats that are safe, comfortable, and fun.

    We go beyond US Sailing's minimum standards with more time and we go beyond other schools' standards by giving students a workbook specifically developed and tested through years of instruction and revision.

    Students who successfully complete the written and practical on-the-water skills test for this course  will have "demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew a simple daysailing keelboat in familiar waters in light to moderate wind and sea conditions…[and] will be able to skipper a tiller-steered keelboat up to 27 feet in length." 

    Prerequisites: None required, but we highly recommend spending some time on boats before committing to the full US Sailing Certification Course. For advanced sailors, you may find the Beyond Intro Course more appealing.

    Curriculum Highlights

    • Close-Quarters maneuvering
    • Sail Trim
    • Quick-stop Overboard Rescue
    • Weather
    • Tides and Currents
    • Chart Basics
    • Reefing
    • Figure-8 Overboard Rescue
    • Tiller extension use

    Students will receive a copy of US SAILING's Basic Keelboat, The DSC's Keelboat program packet, and a US SAILING Official Logbook of Sailing. Students must demonstrate a working knowledge of the concepts and skills in order to receive their Basic Keelboat certification, a globally recognized sailing certification. One enrolled, your instructional packet will be available to you for pick up at the DSC.

    FULL PAYMENT IS REQUIRED TO RESERVE YOUR SPOT FOR THIS COURSE. SPACE IS LIMITED.

    • 22 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 26 Aug 2022
    • 4:00 PM
    • Downtown Sailing Center
    • 23
    Register

    Summer Camp!

    Sailing is an exhilarating way for children to improve their teamwork, concentration, and self-confidence...while having a ton of fun! Our Adventure and Performance camps provide your child with a safe camp experience they will remember for the rest of their lives.

    Adventure Camp is focused on encouraging a life-long love of sailing and is for persons 8 - 14 years old. Our Camp is designed to provide your child with a safe, FUN environment to grow as a person - and sailing is the vehicle we use to make it happen! Performance Camp is geared toward experienced campers 12-14 years old who have strong sailing knowledge.

    Our small-group size, typically with a 4:1 camper to staff ratio per boat, help us cater our instruction to different ability levels. When registering siblings, use the "Guest" feature to continue registering siblings.

    Please also be sure to enter the names of any other campers with whom your child wishes to sail for the week. Each camper will be assigned to a coach, and a boat group for the week.

    Your sailor will be coached onboard our fleet of J/22s as the predominant means of aquatic travel, but they might also experience the Sonar and Access/Hansa 303W sailboats or our 2-person kayaks  as well. 

    Please review the FAQ for more information.

    If you have further questions, please feel free to call Rena at 443-528-4527 or email rena@downtownsailing.org.

    • 27 Aug 2022
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Aug 2022
    • 5:00 PM
    • Baltimore's Downtown Sailing Center
    • 3
    Register