Thursday Night Racing


The Thursday Night Racing (TNR) Program promotes core Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) values through sport. In line with the DSC’s overarching Mission and Vision, TNR is committed to excellence through diversity, camaraderie, sportsmanship, and sailing education.

Welcome to the exciting world of racing! This is true one-design racing, with teams rotating boats and sails provided by the DSC. Check out the NOR and race documents below for more info.

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 splits the burden of sailing through the season so you can spend some time with friends and family during racing season. Each team is responsible for setting its own team member rotation and schedule. 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.

If you are interested in racing, please email, or call the office. The race council helps to organize the J/22 teams over the winter, so don't be late to the line! Spots do occasionally open up during the summer, however, so if you are new to the area or are just finding the time now, don't hesitate to contact us. We cannot guarantee you'll get on a team but we'll see what we can do. 

New for 2019, the TNR program is running 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.

Thursday Night Racing Program 2019 Coming soon! 

2018 TNR Sailing Instructions

09/21/19: Ya' Gotta Regatta

TNR Scoring Penalty and Protest Withdrawal Form

US Sailing Protest Form

Racing Calendar

17 Nov 2018 11:00 AM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
01 Dec 2018 11:00 AM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
15 Dec 2018 11:00 AM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
12 Jan 2019 11:00 AM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
26 Jan 2019 11:00 AM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
02 Feb 2019 12:30 PM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
16 Feb 2019 12:30 PM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
23 Feb 2019 12:30 PM • DSC docks - roundup at the gate
25 Apr 2019 5:30 PM •

Thursday Night Racing

DSC Frostbiting and Friday Fun Races

Come and join fellow DSC skippers and crew for frostbite racing during the winter or join in the Friday Fun Races this summer. Frostbiting tends to be chilly and competitive, while Friday Fun races tend to be the most  relaxed atmosphere to learn the basics. Check out the Racing Calendar for all the 2018 frostbiting dates and visit the rec sailing calendar for the Friday Fun Race dates.

TNR Member Values

Members of the TNR Program are committed to:

  • ensuring highest standards of safety: physical, emotional, and mental safety for all program participants
  • maintaining the integrity of DSC property
  • advancing the quality of sailboat racing during weekly interactions among members.
  • embodying the corinthian spirit and its high standards of sportsmanship
  • treating each other with respect and courtesy at all times, and recognizing the value each member has to the success of the TNR program as a whole
  • advancing the spirit and values of the Racing Rules of Sailing and World Sailing, which include: :
  • adhering to the fundamentals and foundations of Sportsmanship as outlined in the Racing Rules of Sailing
  • educating oneself in, and promoting among others, the Racing Rules of Sailing and WorldSailing’s overarching values
  • ongoing individual and team education and practice
  • sharing of knowledge between teams
  • attention to detail
  • acts of kindness and demonstrations of civility on and off the racecourse
  • a commitment to the success of the TNR Program which may supersede individual ambitions.
  • supporting excellence, quality, and accuracy in our weekly race management
  • protecting the environment in all sailing-related activities and competitions
  • reduction of single-use beverage and food containers, plastics, styrofoams, and single use coffee cups for competitors and events
  • furthering the support of racing in the broader community: by virtue of membership, Members are looked to as ambassadors for DSC at DSC sailing events, Baltimore area sailing events, and beyond.

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