WRSC provides adult sailing courses to club members and the public, ages 18 and up. The goal of these courses is teach the basics of sailing and to encourage participation in the sport through active learning. Our objective is to spend as much time on the water as possible, focusing on the basic mechanics of sailing.
The club offers sailing instruction to adults using 15 foot Albacores and Flying Scots. The program extends over four days. Classes are held at the WRSC Clubhouse in Galesville and on the West River
What we do:• Explain calmly and in simple terms the principles of sailing• Use small, safe boats for on-the–water instruction• Have instructors alongside in small powerboats to coach and provide assistance• Provide plenty of on-the-water practice time in sheltered and safe Tenthouse Creek
What we don’t do:• Yell• Use large boats requiring great physical strength• Sail in areas with lots of boat traffic
Click here for Additional Learn to Sail Information.
In addition to our Learn to Sail program, members may elect to participate in the WRSC Shared Boat Program (SBP). This program enables members to qualify for use of various sailboats and to go sailing without having to own a boat or park a boat at the club. At present the following classes of boats are available for use through the Shared Boat Program: Flying Scots, Albacores and Lasers.
WRSC is one of the most affordable sailing clubs in the area and the “provisional” membership makes it very affordable to try for a season while you meet new friends and explore if sailing is right for you. Sailing on the Chesapeake with the WRSC Shared Boat Program West River Albacore Fleet is a low cost way to learn to sail and have fun throughout the summer.
Use of the SBP boats requires membership to WRSC and a small annual fee of $160* to cover maintenance and storage expenses of the fleet boats. Participation is limited to four shares per available boat to enable maximum fun and use for all. Members can elect to participate in one, two, or three classes of boats.
Shared boat members include approved graduates of the WRSC Learn to Sail and Learn to Race classes, experienced sailors wanting to get back into sailing/racing, and sailors wanting to try our versatile boat for fun sailing, good racing and the added bonus of a great social group.
For more information and to sign up, please contact SBPCoordinator@westriversc.org
*fee structure: one boat type - $160, two boat types - $240, three boat types - $320