Welcome to the SCWDC Sailing Program

SCWDC sailing program for groups

Our motto:   Don't Waste Wind!  Sail Fast, Live Slow

The mission of the SCWDC Sailing Program is multi-fold:  

  • Provide introduction to sailing and sailing instruction on the Potomac River.
  • On the Chesapeake Bay, to provide a platform for small groups to experience sailing on a large sailing yacht in the Bay.
  • Provide for large group charter sailing adventures typically in the Caribbean.  
  • At all of our events, provide a forum for "social sailing", to enable active adults to meet others and to improve sailing skills. 

We welcome all levels of sailing capabilities, from no skills at all (ballast), to sailing yacht owners (skippers and captains).  

Sailing opportunities are available from May through October. Come out with us while we sail across the Chesapeake Bay & Potomac River. All levels of experience are welcome, including first-timers.

Our Sailing events include boats and skippers, plus a chance to learn or improve your sailing skills. We also offer sailing lessons and, occasionally, we'll organize sailing trips to popular destinations throughout the seven seas.

small boat sailing on the Potomac with SCWDC

Potomac Sails: We sail 19-ft Flying Scots from the Belle Haven Marina for 2 hours on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings, see the calendar and filter for Sailing.  These are excellent opportunities to learn the fundamentals of sailing while having fun.

Cruise the Chesapeake Bay with SCWDC

Chesapeake Bay Sails: Come out with our weekend "salts" on the Chesapeake Bay for full or half-day sails on 34-40 foot boats. We provide experienced skippers plus a chance to pick up sailing pointers and some hands-on experience! We also offer occasional overnight weekend sails.

cruise the Caribbean with SCWDC

Adventure Sailing:  SCWDC's next sailing adventure is being planned.  Contact the SCWDC Sailing Chair, David Toms, if you would like more information or would like to suggest a destination.  

The last overseas sailing adventure was to the British Virgin Islands in April 2022. See the event writeup at Regatta to the beautiful British Virgin Islands (BVI).  We chartered luxury 48' catamaran and mono-hull yachts and explored the many charms of these island paradises.  

Ski & Sports Club of Washington DC
5309 Langston Blvd, Arlington, VA 22207    MAP
Office Hours: M & F, 1 PM - 5 PM,  Tues - Thur 9 AM - 1 PM

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