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We are a diversified private sailing club located in lovely Galesville, Maryland. Our home waters on the West River empty into the Chesapeake Bay from its Western Shore. We welcome every boat owner who seriously pursues yachting under sail into membership. Our clubhouse and grounds occupy one of the most attractive sites on the Bay. From modest beginnings nearly 70 years ago we have grown into one of the most active sailing clubs on the Bay. We offer a complete range of friendly and relaxed sailing activities as well as high caliber racing to suit all sailors
Membership : WRSC offers membership to anyone who shares our interests and is willing to contribute to their fulfillment. The WRSC board prefers that candidates for regular, life, and associate membership be owners or co-owners of cruising or big boat racing yachts, or sailboats belonging to one of the club's sanctioned one-design classes. This policy is maintained in the interest of maximizing participation in the club's big boat racing, cruising and one-design activities.

For assistance and Further Information: please write the WRSC Membership Chair, c/o West River Sailing Club; 4800 Riverside Dr; P. O. Box 268; Galesville, MD 20765. 
Clubhouse and Grounds: Our all-weather Clubhouse is situated on about one acre of land on the shore of Tenthouse Creek. The view from the patio looking out onto the West River and the Bay beyond can be awe-inspiring when the light is right on a clear day. Our club moorings and 270 foot pier provide a place for big boats and dinghies to tie up while our members and guests are ashore.
Dry storage on trailers is available for one-design dinghies. Rack storage is available for Lasers or Optis. Contact the appropriate one-design fleet captain regarding on-site storage. Lightweight boats usually launch off the beach while heavier ones use one of two electric hoists. Commercial marinas within an easy walk or car trip provide docking facilities for big boats.
The clubhouse offers showers, kitchen facilities, and ample space to meet, socialize, or even measure sails.
The village of Galesville offers good opportunities for dining and provisioning or just a nice walk ashore.
History: WRSC has been part of the West River community since 1930. The Club has evolved with the times to remain one of the most diverse sailing venues on the Chesapeake Bay.
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Special Notice



We continue to have members and guests of the club parking in the West River Yacht Harbor WRYH parking lot.  
The situation is such that abusing cars will be towed at the car owners expense.  

WRYH is our neighbor.

Upcoming Events

  • Catamaran Frostbite Series Sun. 19 Nov, 2017 (12:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Racing
  • Board Meeting Sat. 2 Dec, 2017 (9:00 am - 12:00 pm) Club Use
  • CBYRA Junior High Point Awards Sat. 2 Dec, 2017 (2:00 pm - 4:00 pm) Club Use
  • Riverkeeper meeting Mon. 11 Dec, 2017 (5:30 pm - 9:30 pm) Club Use private event
  • NAV classes Thu. 21 Dec, 2017 (7:00 pm - 10:00 pm) General OVERVIEW LEARN THE INS AND OUTS OF NAUTICAL NAVIGATION AND THE VHF RADIO DURING THIS TWO AND A HALF HOUR CLASSROOM EVENT. THIS CLASS IS DESIGNED FOR THE BEGINNER NAVIGATOR. SOME OF THE TOPICS OF DISCUSSION WILL BE BASIC CHART READING PLOTTING A SIMPLE COURSE AND ENTERING IT IN YOUR GPS  TIME, SPEED AND DISTANCE, BASIC RADIO PROCEDURES AIDS TO NAVIGATION BASIC NAV RULES.  WE WILL ALSO REVIEW SOME BASIC KNOTS ALL “WATERMEN (WOMEN)” SHOULD BE AWARE OF. We're offering 4 separate sessions.YOUR INSTRUCTORS WILL BE TOM, WENDY AND RON . PRICE: $65.00 FREE TO WRSC membersDURATION: 2 1/2 – 3 HOURS CLASS LOCATION: GALESVILLE, MD (WEST RIVER SAILING CLUB)TIME: 7PM – 9:30PMDATES: THURSDAYS  12/21, 1/4, 2/22, 3/21 REGISTER:  This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. document.getElementById('cloakc77cef6e608177fc39c6b093242b81af').innerHTML = ''; var prefix = 'ma' + 'il' + 'to'; var path = 'hr' + 'ef' + '='; var addyc77cef6e608177fc39c6b093242b81af = 'Wnhockey' + '@'; addyc77cef6e608177fc39c6b093242b81af = addyc77cef6e608177fc39c6b093242b81af + 'yahoo' + '.' + 'com'; var addy_textc77cef6e608177fc39c6b093242b81af = 'Wnhockey' + '@' + 'yahoo' + '.' + 'com';document.getElementById('cloakc77cef6e608177fc39c6b093242b81af').innerHTML += ''+addy_textc77cef6e608177fc39c6b093242b81af+'';    WWW.RIVERWINDKAYAK.COM/RESOURCES/ACA-WIND-WAVES-CURRENTWWW.RIVERWINDKAYAK.COM/RESOURCES/NAVIGATION-CLASS


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