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SAILING SCHOOL: The Best gets even better!

The Downtown Sailing Center is an accredited US Sailing school that provides courses for all sailing levels. Our comprehensive curriculum helps every student reach their full potential through a balance of structure and individualized attention.


Our Instructors and Fleet

        Our Coaches teach part time at the Sailing Center and have other lives on the side. Many have been teaching for well over a decade, while we also have fresh faces coming up through the ranks. The top coaches at the other "premier school" in the area are frequently DSC skippers, instructors, and trainers. Our program focuses on true competency, not gimmicks.

        Our J/22s and Sonars are the perfect balance of comfortable size and nimble feedback. Adult learners and teens alike will appreciate this balance.

        Taste of Sailing and First Sail courses are taught in our comfy and roomy Sonars. Keelboat Lessons are typically taught in our nimble and responsive J/22s. US Sailing's "Basic Cruising" is taught aboard Captian Bob's personal MAKANI, a Bavaria 38 cruising sailboat with all the amenities.

        Instructor Graham waiting for you to Step Aboard our Sonar sailboat

        Members of the Downtown Sailing Center receive special discounts on education courses. If you live in the Baltimore area, we strongly recommend joining a the crew level so you can get straight to the water for practice after your lessons! Click Here for details on Member Sails.

        Private Lessons & Special Events

        Due to limited staffing, private lessons are currently only available to DSC members. 

        Private lessons are available for up to two adults or a family of three at the discretion of the coach. Lessons can be tailored to all levels, from beginner to US SAILING Basic Keelboat Certification. Private sailing lessons cost $60/hour for one adult plus $10/hour per for up to two people (or 3 in one household). There is a 2 hr. requirement for private lessons, but we recommend three hours for maximum educational benefit. 

        If you have a special event in mind that you like to plan with the DSC, we can make it happen if you plan it with us in advance. Typically we ask for at least one month advance preparation for customized events!

        If you are interested in private lessons or planning a special event, please email info@downtownsailing.org or call at 410.727.0722 



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