Welcome to the Pentagon Sailing Club’s (PSC) webpages. Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced sailor, we have plenty of activities to support your desires to ply the Potomac and Anacostia Rivers as well as the Chesapeake Bay. We also have social sails on the Potomac and raft-ups in the Bay, These opportunities enable the club to meet its two objectives:
Please note that safety is paramount and stitched throughout each objective.
PSC is an American Sailing (formerly known as American Sailing Association) affiliate and offers certifications in basic keelboat sailing, navigation, bareboat sailing, close quarter maneuvers, catamaran sailing, and advanced coastal cruising. Separately, our Bay Skipper program leads to “PSC Bay Skipper” certification, which is the highest certification PSC offers. During the winter season, we conduct a wide range of training classes aimed at expanding one’s knowledge base and skills for all levels of sailors.
The home-port for the River Fleet of the Club’s Catalina Capri 22s is the Capital Cove Marina, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), Washington, DC, a location reflecting our military heritage. These boats are available for rent when not reserved for racing or training events.
Membership is required and applications are available online. Members of the U.S. Military, Department of Defense (DoD) Civilians, their families and non-DoD friends are eligible to join. I invite you to explore our web pages and come aboard by becoming a member. Our monthly Social meetings are held on the third Monday of each month (Third Tuesday of each month whenever a Federal holiday occurs on the third Monday) I am certain you will enjoy the camaraderie members display while underway or ashore.
By the way, we sustain our operations - boat maintenance, training and maintenance management, instruction, and event coordination - with the great volunteer efforts of members. So join us and find an area that aligns with your skills and interests. Again, we hope to welcome you aboard so you may enjoy the wide range of sailing and training opportunities offered by the Pentagon Sailing Club.
Commodore, Pentagon Sailing Club
9 January 2023
The purpose of the Commodore's Note is to communicate Club updates on issues and events to the Club membership. Members may click on the following links to download the Commodore's notes.
Commodore's Note #1 - Jan. 2021
Commodore's Note #2 - Feb. 2021
Commodore's Note #3 - Mar. 2021
Commodore's Note #4 - Mar. 2021
Commodore's Note #5 - May, 2021
Commodore's Note #6 - Sep, 2021
Commodore's Note #7 - Oct. 2021
Commodore's Note #9 - Mar. 2022