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PSC Membership Information

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You've checked out our training program and our sailing events, and you've figured out that PSC is the best value in recreational sailing in the area. Read on to find out more!

You are always welcome to come to one of our monthly Membership "Social" Meetings, and to contact the Membership Commodore for more information! 

Privileges of Membership

Membership allows you to experience the exhilaration of sailing, and to enjoy the beauty of our rivers and bays in the company of great folks.

Members may (subject to the Club's By-Laws,  and Policies) :

(1)  Hold elected office (Full-Regular Members only);
(2)  Vote in the affairs of the Club (Regular Members only);
(3)  Participate in Club cruises (with one guest at Member’s rate);
(4)  Sub-charter or rent Club boats (subject to qualifications);
(5)  Participate in classroom training or on-the-water training (Bay or River);
(6)  Receive Club emails and other general or informational correspondence; and,

(7)  Participate in social sails (with one guest per social sail, and additional guests on a space-available basis).

The Club is open to members regardless of military affiliation (or lack thereof). In nearly all cases, non-military members can receive access to Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling (JBAB), the location of our Potomac River marina). Once you have completed your membership application, you may log in to the website, and a "DBIDS application" page will be available under "Membership"

However, the Club cannot guarantee that non-military members access. Occasionally non-military members may be unable to participate in events and classes there (during COVID pandemic, access was restricted and we relocated to Washington Sailing Marina, for example.) 


Standard Membership. Full-Regular Membership is available to active duty, retired, and reserve US military personnel and their spouses, Civilian employees of the Department of Defense (DoD) and their spouses, and others with a demonstrated interest in Club objectives.

Distance Membership (Out of Area), at reduced dues, are available to people eligible to be full-regular members, but who reside more than 100 miles from the Pentagon.

Family-Standard Membership are available to the Regular Member's dependent children and spouse. It establishes both adults of a married couple as "Full-Regular Members."

Lifetime Membership. Members in good standing are eligible for Lifetime Membership after after 10 uninterrupted, consecutive years as a Standard Member, with a minimum of eighty (80) hours of documented volunteer service given to the Club.

Honorary Membership.  Honorary members may be nominated by officers of the Bridge as special recognition for an extraordinary contribution to the Club in particular, or to the sport of sailing in general. Initial honorary membership is subject to ratification by a majority of voting members at any general membership business meeting. Honorary members are reconfirmed by the Bridge annually.

Children and Bona Fide Guests

Children and bona fide guests are permitted at any Club activity when accompanied by a regular member who is accountable for them. All fees for participation of children and/or guests of a member are paid by the member.


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