wrsc banners verb

From its first junior program in 1953, WRSC has a long and successful history with young sailors, turning out some of best sailors in the country. Our instructors instill not only a respect for the water, but also teach the techniques and skills required to sustain a life-long passion for the sport, always keeping at the forefront the most important element of teaching young children – fun! Our program runs from mid-June through mid-August, Monday through Friday, for Junior Sailors ages 8 and up. Each week culminates with a special activity, be it a treasure hunt sail to High Island in the Rhode River or a quiet picnic to Round Bay to observe the horseshoe crabs hatching their young. Sailors are given the opportunity to participate in summer regattas around the Bay.

Parents of sailors participating in summer regattas are required to assist in some regatta transportation. The Sea Urchins program is for junior sailors who are 6 and 7 years old and is an introduction program to sailing on the water.

2017 Schedule

Sea Urchins - 6 – 7 years
Session I - July 10 - July 14, 1:00 - 3:00 p.m.
Session II – July 24 - July 28,  3:30 – 5:30 p.m.
Session III – July 31 - August 4, 1:00 – 3:00 p.m.

Scope: Introduction to boats and sailing

Cost: • Members: $170 per session• Non Members: $280 per session• Member discount only applies to children whose parents/grandparents are members of WRSC• 10% discount for one additional child registered. Please click on this link, Sailing School Application for additional information, specific dates and costs.

Juniors - Ages 8 and up
When:  Monday thru Friday 8:30 am – 3:00 pm

Session I – June 19 – June 30, NO CLASS 6/27
Session II – July 3 – July 14, NO CLASS 7/4
Session III - July 17 – July 28
Session IV – July 31 – August 11

Scope: For beginners thru advanced sailors who have completed second grade. Students will learn and improve upon general sailing, boat handling and racing skills in Optis, 420s and Lasers The sailing school Director and Head Instructor will break sailors into groups and boat types based on their experience, ability and knowledge, weight and age. Skill levels: Beginner, Intermediate and Advanced. Juniors will also have the opportunity to join the WRSC Racing Team.

Cost: • Please click on Ashore, Forms, Sailing School Application for additional information regarding the dates and cost for each session.  Different rates apply to members and non-members.  Cost: Members $470.00 for Session I, II,  and $520 for Session III & IV; Non-members $675.00 for Session I, & II,  $745 for Sessions III & IV.

What to Bring: (see last page on Registration Form)
To Enroll: Call This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it..

To Register: Please complete the Junior Sailing Program registration form (see FORMS page) and send with your check to WRSC, PO Box 268, Galesville, MD 20785.  Make checks payable to West River Sailing Club.

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


Su Mo Tu We Th Fr Sa
Show Full Calendar