Pentagon Sailing Club regularly offers sail training and recreational activities to its members throughout the season. Take a look at the River, Bay, and Racing opportunities pages for full information. Continue reading below for a few featured highlights.
Chesapeake Bay Sailing
The Club regularly charters sailboats, both mono-hull and catamarans for both social and training sails on the Chesapeake Bay (on many sails, you can choose to do either) . These are available to members throughout the sailing season.
Who doesn't want to get together with fellow members, friends, and family for a long weekend of recreational sailing and boat related fun? We charter a boat (or two if there is enough demand and availability) and invite members with their own boats to sail out on the Chesapeake Bay during the day, then come together at night. Typically, one night is spent with the boats at anchor, tied up together into a raft and a party ensues, while the other night is spent in a marina and we socialize at an area restaurant. These happen twice a year, the Memorial Day Raft Up (MDRU) in May and the Labor Day Raft Up (LDRU) In September. Check the events calendar and be ready when registration opens since these are very popular and fill up quickly.
PSC maintains a fleet of Catalina Capri 22's which are available for qualified members to rent to sail on the Potomac River. To qualify for rental, a member must, at a minimum, have ASA 101 & 103 certifications, or equivalent, and have a passed and posses a valid NASBLA Boat Safety Certification. Rental is subject to availability when not reserved for Club activities including Training/Classes, Racing, and Socials Sails.
If you want to find other club members to sail with and share a River Boat, check out our Share a River Boat section.
All skippers who wish to sail or rent a PSC boat must complete and submit the Departure Float Plan prior to leaving the dock. The Departure Float Plans that have been filed to date are summarized here.
Become part of our racing squadron and enjoy the camaraderie, friendly competition, and spirited sailing on many Tuesday nights. You will also hone your skills, gain sailing experience and confidence, and are invited to share a bite to eat back at the clubhouse.Social Sails
Come join for a Wednesday Night Social Sail with PSC!!!
Here's your chance to take a little time after work (or maybe even leave the office early if you can) and join some of your fellow PSC members and guests for an evening social sail on the Potomac. Boats start departing the docks at 4:30 PM and every half hour after (or whenever a skipper has a boat full of people - meet up with the skippers on the F Dock at Washington Sailing Marina). All boats must be tied back up in their slips before sunset. Come out and join us, bring a friend if you want, and practice your sailing. You might pick up a tip or be able to share your tips with each other in this relaxed atmosphere. Oh, did we mention that there is no cost to participate? How much better can it get?!
BUT WAIT, THERE's MORE! On the last Wednesday of each month, we will hold a Social Hour after we sail with FREE Club provided refreshments!
To register check out Social Sails on the home page.
We hope to see you out on the water!