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Club Activities

    • 05 Mar 2024
    • 12 Mar 2024
    • 2 sessions
    • TBD

    DISC is hosting its annual racing rules presentation.  It will cover the 2021-2024 edition of the Racing Rules of Sailing and DISC Sailing Instructions.  The second session will continue the rules review and include a summary of the Potomac River's new ATONs.

    To participate in this event, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, see www.pentagonsailing.org/RacingSquadron or contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 09 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • John R. Lewis High School, 6540 Franconia Rd., Springfield VA 22150
    • 20
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    Winter Training: Rules of the Road


    The Pentagon Sailing Club is happy to offer a course on the Nautical Rules of the Road on Saturday, 09 March.


    This course is designed as an introduction to the nautical rules of the road for new sailors;  as a review for those getting ready for more time on the water;  and as preparation for experienced sailors studying for advanced sailing qualification tests.


    Details regarding the Nautical Rules of the Road test will soon be released by the training team.  

    Instructors: Paul G. and Jonah B.

    Location: 

    John R. Lewis High School

    6540 Franconia Road

    Springfield VA 22150

    Classroom 137

    (Click here for a map to the high school)


    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.


    POC: Darryl D.

    • 16 Mar 2024
    • 8:30 AM
    • 24 Mar 2024
    • 4:30 PM
    • Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Activity Room, 7010 Braddock Rd, Annandale, VA 22003
    • 29
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    Piloting and Navigation

    This is a two part class:

    Part 1 is on Sat, Mar 16 &

    Part 2 is on Sun, Mar 24

    Participants should plan to attend both sessions. 

    Piloting involves navigating a vessel in restricted waters and fixing its position as precisely as possible at frequent intervals. Team PSC will help you learn, among other things, lines of position, dead reckoning, ranges, estimated positions, running fixes, and danger bearings. 

    Participants will need to provide their own navigation tools and charts.  

    Navigation tools should include: 

    NOAA Chart 12270 will be used during the course.  Charts can be purchased here!

    Lead instructor: Ross R.

    Location:

    Phillips School - Contemporary Education

    Activity Room

    7010 Braddock Rd

    Annandale, VA 22003




    (Click here for a map to the school)


    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing this pricing option.

    Direct all questions to Darryl D.

    • 23 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • Altavista Condominiums, 900 N Stafford St, 8th floor e-lounge, Arlington, VA
    • 7
    Register


    Register today for the PSC Women on the Water (WoW) 2024 Sailing Season Kick-off, March 23, 9:00 – 12:00

    PSC members, particularly women sailors or aspiring women sailors are invited to the following event 

    https://www.pentagonsailing.org/event-5568016

    March 23, 2024, 9:00 AM – Noon in Arlington, VA


    Special Event: Women’s Journey in Sailing

    Please join us for an inspiring session called “Women’s Journeys in Sailing” featuring a panel of 3 highly accomplished women sailors:

    • Renee Mehl, Director, Command and Seamanship Training Squadron, U.S. Naval Academy and highly accomplished racer
    • Lynn McClaskey, Skipper, Cimarron (Sailboat), Annapolis to Bermuda Racer
    • Sylvie Duverger, PSC Skipper, WoW Skipper, Trans-Atlantic cruiser

    The Pentagon Sailing Club (PSC) Women on Water (WoW) group will celebrate the beginning of the 2024 sailing season by hosting this special half-day event to share what we love best about sailing. The target audience is PSC members, and women sailors from across the Virginia, Maryland, and the Washington DC areas. Seize this opportunity to meet and mingle with women sailors from our region and re-energize for the 2024 sailing season! Be inspired by the sailing stories of three highly skilled sailors with unique experiences in sailboat racing, bareboat cruising, and sailing instruction.

    The event will begin with a meet and greet and informal conversations about what we love about sailing.  PSC commadores will provide an overview of opportunities for women sailors within and beyond the Pentagon Sailing Club and our accomplished panel will share sailing stories and a few pointers for developing sailing skills. The event will conclude with lunch and time for you to share your stories with fellow sailors and to make plans for an exciting 2024 sailing season.

    Location: Altavista Condominiums, 900 N Stafford St, 8th floor e-lounge, Arlington, VA

    Cost: $10 PSC members; $15 non-members.

    WoW email psc_wowadmin@pentagonsailing.org

    • 30 Mar 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 4:00 PM
    • John R. Lewis High School, 6540 Franconia Rd., Springfield VA 22150
    • 24
    Register

    Winter Training Series: Heavy Weather Sailing

    Bad weather at sea can generate fear and uncertainty, sap morale and lead to poor decision making. But it doesn’t need to. This course will help to prepare you to have a well thought-out strategy to see the storm not as an ordeal demanding superhuman strength, skill and endurance, but just as a different type of weather.

    Instructor: David K

    Location:

    John R. Lewis High School

    6540 Franconia Road

    Springfield VA 22150

    Classroom 137

    (Click here for a map to the high school)


    Members may use one (1) FVSM for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    POC: Darryl D.

    • 01 Apr 2024
    • 29 Apr 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Capital Cove Marina

    Work on proficiency maneuvers and drills with your fellow racing teammates and warm up for the 2024 racing season!  Plan to work on basic sailing skills, crew coordination, mark rounding, and more.

    To participate in this event, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    Contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org for more information.

    • 02 Apr 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • TBD - Murphy's or Zoom

    This meeting will open DISC's KISS series of Tuesday night races for the year.  The meeting is mandatory for skippers and optional for crew; it's open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron.

    To participate in this event, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 06 Apr 2024
    • 9:30 AM - 3:00 PM
    • Taylor Avenue Fire Station - 620 Taylor Avenue, Annapolis, MD 21401
    • 5
    Register

    American Heart Saver CPR First Aid/AED

    The Annapolis Fire Department will host the PSC for American Heart Saver CPR First Aid/AED training.  

    Bay Skippers are required to keep a current CPR certification. Certifications are good for two years.

    Course Objectives: Click Here 

    Date and Time: April 6th @ 09:30 AM

    Location: 

    Taylor Avenue Fire Station

    620 Taylor Avenue

    Annapolis, MD 21402


    Cost: $100 ($75 w/FVSM)

    Direct all questions to Training Commodore

    • 09 Apr 2024
    • 07 May 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Capital Cove Marina, Bolling AFB, DC

    These races are part of the KISS Spring Series, and are open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron.  To participate in this event, racing members may sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 11 Apr 2024
    • 5:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina, JBAB
    Register

    Welcome to all PSC women! 

    There is a great new opportunity to get on the water  and sail in a fun, supportive, learning environment! We are very excited to offer this amazing new program to create a community of women supporting each other through sailing. 

    The Sailing Program:

    Starts: April 11 - September 19 (6 months of sailing!)

    Location: At JBAB (Capitol Cove Marina: 90 Giovannoli St SW, Washington D.C. 10032)

    Times: Monthly on Thursday evenings at 5:30 pm and Saturday mornings at 9 am.  Depending on demand we will rotate to ensure everyone get’s on time on the water.

    Cost: $60 to cover the cost of the season (12 sail dates with 5 boats)!

    IF you do not have access to JBAB, go to the PSC website and request  DBIDs. This takes some time to process and you can't get to the boats without it. Note: PSC can only sponsor DBIDS cards for active club members.

    Happy Sailing!


    • 26 Apr 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 28 Apr 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Port Annapolis, Dock F, Slip 2, 7074 Bembe Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
    • 0
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    ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Certification (a 3-day, 2-night sail)

    Boat:
    48' Schooner Adventurer

    Skipper:
    Duncan Hood

    This a unique opportunity to gain real sailing experience while earning ASA's 104 Bareboat Cruising certification. Experienced instructor, Duncan Hood, will teach this class on his 48' Schooner Adventurer. Adventurer is a 1984 fore & aft staysail schooner manufactured by Cherubini Yachts in Riverside New Jersey. Duncan has offered to host club members on his boat during this sail and provide ASA 104 training. This three-day, two-night trip will give you more than enough experience to demonstrate confidently all the required skills and knowledge covered by the ASA 104 course so that you can charter a boat.

    Your fee covers ASA certification and textbook. Food and drinks on board are the crew's responsibility. 

    Additional information on ASA 104:
    ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Certification

    Prerequisites:
    ASA requires 101 and 103 certifications before taking the course and recommends a minimum of 80 on-the-water sailing hours.

    Locations:
    Start - Dock F, Slip 2 Port Annapolis, MD

    End - Port Annapolis, MD

    Itinerary: 
    Sail from Port Annapolis and return the next day.

    Notes:
    A maximum of 1 FVSM may be used for this sail. If you use an FVSM, select the applicable ASA 104 with the FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing this pricing option.

    Questions:
    Email Bay Commodore

    PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE BAY SKIPPER PROGRAM


    • 01 May 2024
    • 12 May 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Annandale, VA & On the Water JBAB
    • 1
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #1 [May]

    Never sailed before, or has it been a while? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completing this combined course, you can skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Classroom: Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Activity Room, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA  22003

    • 101 Classroom May 1 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
    • 103 Classroom May 8 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)

    On-the-Water Location: Capital Cove Marina @ Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

    • 101 OTW - May 4 & 5 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
    • 103 OTW - May 11 & 12 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $25.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    If you have questions - please get in touch with the Training Commodore at trainingcommodore@pentagonsailing.org.

    P.S. You must be a Pentagon Sailing Member to register for this course. If you are not a member, please head over to https://www.pentagonsailing.org/newmember to start your membership.

    • 04 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Waypoints Annapolis 222 Severn Avenue, Bldg. 15 MD 21403 Annapolis, Maryland
    • 0
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    Bay Day Sail

    Boat Name: Sun Odyssey 389 - 39 North - 2018

    Skipper: Pablo Destefanis

    Purpose/Training: Bay day sails are predominantly recreational. Day sails are designed to build experience and provide an enjoyable on-the-water experience. There is not a specific list of training objectives for this sail.

    POC: Bay Commodore

    One FVSM may be used for this sail. If you are using an FVSM, select the Bay Day Sail with FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    Please consider joining the Bay Skipper Program

    • 05 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Waypoints Annapolis 222 Severn Avenue, Bldg. 15 MD 21403 Annapolis, Maryland
    • 0
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    Bay Day Sail

    Boat Name: Sun Odyssey 389 - 39 North - 2018

    Skipper: Pablo Destefanis

    Purpose/Training: Bay day sails are predominantly recreational. Day sails are designed to build experience and provide an enjoyable on-the-water experience. There is not a specific list of training objectives for this sail.

    POC: Bay Commodore

    One FVSM may be used for this sail. If you are using an FVSM, select the Bay Day Sail with FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    Please consider joining the Bay Skipper Program

    • 11 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Waypoints Yacht Charters, 222 Severn Avenue, Bldg. 15, Annapolis MD 21403 Annapolis, Maryland
    • 0
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    Bay Training Sail

    Boat Name: Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Maestro - 3 + 1 cab. - Dark Star - 2019

    Skipper: Dave Kunselman

    Training/Purpose: This sail is open to all club members.* It is not necessary to be pursuing the ASA 114 certification. However, many aspects of this sail are designed around the ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran curriculum. Day sailing only included. ASA 114 is an advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
    *Note: Club training will take priority. If a member pursuing ASA 114 joins the waitlist, they will be given the spot of someone on the sail socially, but no later than three weeks before the sail.

    Prerequisites for ASA 114: ASA 101, 103, and 104.

    Certifications:
    ASA - ASA 114 certification awarded upon successful completion of this sail and a written test ($50.00 extra fee, includes textbook).
    USNSA - Contributes toward Senior Crew, Navigator, Basic Cruising Skipper and Cruising Skipper certifications.

    POC: Bay Commodore

    A maximum of 2 FVSMs may be used for this sail. If you are using an FVSM(s), select the applicable Overnight Sail with FVSM(s) payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    • 12 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Waypoints Yacht Charters, 222 Severn Avenue, Bldg. 15, Annapolis MD 21403 Annapolis, Maryland
    • 2
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    Bay Training Sail

    Boat Name: Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Maestro - 3 + 1 cab. - Dark Star - 2019

    Skipper: Dave Kunselman

    Training/Purpose: This sail is open to all club members.* It is not necessary to be pursuing the ASA 114 certification. However, many aspects of this sail are designed around the ASA 114 Cruising Catamaran curriculum. Day sailing only included. ASA 114 is an advanced cruising standard for individuals with cruising experience. The standard includes those skills unique to a 30-50 foot multihull.
    *Note: Club training will take priority. If a member pursuing ASA 114 joins the waitlist, they will be given the spot of someone on the sail socially, but no later than three weeks before the sail.

    Prerequisites for ASA 114: ASA 101, 103, and 104.

    Certifications:
    ASA - ASA 114 certification awarded upon successful completion of this sail and a written test ($50.00 extra fee, includes textbook).
    USNSA - Contributes toward Senior Crew, Navigator, Basic Cruising Skipper and Cruising Skipper certifications.

    POC: Bay Commodore

    A maximum of 2 FVSMs may be used for this sail. If you are using an FVSM(s), select the applicable Overnight Sail with FVSM(s) payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    • 14 May 2024
    • 25 Jun 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • Capital Cove Marina, 90 Giovannoli St, Bolling AFB, DC 20032

    These races are part of the KISS Summer I Series, and are open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron Racing Squadron members, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 18 May 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina, Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling, District of Columbia

    The Mount Vernon Chase is a pursuit-style race.  Each boat will be given an individual start time, based on PHRF.  Boats will be scored in the order in which they cross the finish line, rather than having times corrected afterwards.  This is a longer race, and it's a great opportunity to see some scenery further from our usual venue.

    This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron; racers, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.  For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 25 May 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 27 May 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Waypoints Annapolis, 222 Severn Avenue, Bldg. 15 MD 21403 Annapolis, Maryland
    • 6
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    2024 PSC Memorial Day Raft-Up: Club-Chartered 47' Catamaran

    • Start 25 May 2024  9:00 AM
    • End 27 May 2024  5:00 PM
    • Location: Waypoints Annapolis, 222 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 Google maps
      • Parking space may be limited. Try to carpool.

    REGISTRATION

    • 2024 PSC Memorial Day Raft-Up: Club-Chartered Boat (3-Day Bay Sail) – $840.00 (shared cabin), OR $780 (salon)

    Miscellaneous costs (fuel, pump-out, dock fees, meals) not included.

    • with 1 FVSM – $815 (shared cabin), OR $755 (salon)

    Boat: 47' Catamaran Fountaine Pajot Saona 47 Maestro - 3 + 1 cab. - Dark Star - 2019

    Skipper:  Ross Rosiak

    This is a multi-day social sail over the Memorial Day weekend. We depart the marina on Saturday and meet other boats on the bay, raft-up, and spend the day on the water. See flyer attached below.

    Theme: Salty Sailors

    Location: San Domingo Creek and Oxford, MD

    The first night we anchor, and then reconnect with the other boats. On the second night (Sunday), we dock in a marina (location TBD) and have dinner at local restaurant (TBA), get take out, or prepare meals on the boats (at each crew's preference).

    Monday we return to our home ports.

    This is a great multi-day experience, where you get to experience the liveaboard style, plus you get to raft-up with other boats. The sail is a great time to practice any skills you may need for a certification, or just to make sure you keep them sharp. If all you want is relax, there will be multiple fore-decks where you can do so.

    Registration price only covers charter costs. Additional costs such as food, pump-out, fuel, and slip fees will be shared by the crew.

    The charter boat is a catamaran with three 2-person cabins and three singles in salon (sleeping nine). You can check it out here.

    The club may switch to a 4-cabin catamaran if one becomes available, at which point you will have the option of changing your reservation.

    POC: Bay Commodore Sumeet C.

    PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE BAY SKIPPER PROGRAM

    Flyer: MDRU raftup 2024.pdf

    • 29 May 2024
    • 09 Jun 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Annandale, VA & On the Water JBAB
    • 11
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    ASA 101/103 Combined #2 [June]

    Never sailed before, or has it been a while? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completing this combined course, you can skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Classroom: Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Activity Room, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA  22003

    • 101 Classroom May 29 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
    • 103 Classroom June 5 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)

    On-the-Water Location: Capital Cove Marina @ Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

    • 101 OTW - June 1 & 2 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
    • 103 OTW - June 8 & 9 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $25.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    If you have questions - please get in touch with the Training Commodore at trainingcommodore@pentagonsailing.org.

    P.S. You must be a Pentagon Sailing Member to register for this course. If you are not a member, please head over to https://www.pentagonsailing.org/newmember to start your membership.

    • 01 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Waypoints Annapolis, 222 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403
    • 0
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    BAY TRAINING DAY SAIL - CLOSE QUARTER MANEUVERING (CQM)

    Boat Name: Sun Odyssey 389 - 39 North - 2018

    Skipper: TBD

    Purpose/Training: This class focuses on teaching students how to safely maneuver a sailboat under power in close quarters in various wind and sea conditions including docking/un-docking, line handling, use of spring lines, backing, turning and holding position in restricted water.  

    You can find the syllabus here.

    Prerequisites: ASA 101/103

    Certifications:
    ASA - ASA 118 (Docking Endorsement) certification awarded upon successful completion of CQM Session and a written test.
    PSC Bay Skipper - Two sails required to fulfill all CQM requirements in the D-CS qualification card.

    POC: baycommodore@pentagonsailing.org

    One FVSM may be used for this sail. If you are using an FVSM, select the Bay Training Day Sail with FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    ·         When

    1 June 2024

    ·         9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    ·         Location: Waypoints Annapolis, 222 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 Google maps

    Participants are encouraged to join the Bay Skipper Program

    • 02 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Waypoints Annapolis, 222 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403
    • 0
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    BAY TRAINING DAY SAIL - CLOSE QUARTER MANEUVERING (CQM)

    Boat Name: Sun Odyssey 389 - 39 North - 2018

    Skipper: TBD

    Purpose/Training: This class focuses on teaching students how to safely maneuver a sailboat under power in close quarters in various wind and sea conditions including docking/un-docking, line handling, use of spring lines, backing, turning and holding position in restricted water.  

    You can find the syllabus here.

    Prerequisites: ASA 101/103

    Certifications:
    ASA - ASA 118 (Docking Endorsement) certification awarded upon successful completion of CQM Session and a written test.
    PSC Bay Skipper - Two sails required to fulfill all CQM requirements in the D-CS qualification card.

    POC: baycommodore@pentagonsailing.org

    One FVSM may be used for this sail. If you are using an FVSM, select the Bay Training Day Sail with FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to make sure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    ·         When

    1 June 2024

    ·         9:00 AM - 5:00 PM

    ·         Location: Waypoints Annapolis, 222 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403 Google maps

    Participants are encouraged to join the Bay Skipper Program

    • 15 Jun 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina, Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling, District of Columbia

    The Summer Regatta is the racing squadron's second weekend event of the year.  Expect multiple races throughout the day. This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron; racers, please remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 28 Jun 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 30 Jun 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Port Annapolis, Dock F, Slip 2, 7074 Bembe Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
    • 0
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    ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Certification (a 3-day, 2-night sail)

    Boat:
    48' Schooner Adventurer

    Skipper:
    Duncan Hood

    This a unique opportunity to gain real sailing experience while earning ASA's 104 Bareboat Cruising certification. Experienced instructor, Duncan Hood, will teach this class on his 48' Schooner Adventurer. Adventurer is a 1984 fore & aft staysail schooner manufactured by Cherubini Yachts in Riverside New Jersey. Duncan has offered to host club members on his boat during this sail and provide ASA 104 training. This two-day, one-night trip will give you more than enough experience to demonstrate confidently all the required skills and knowledge covered by the ASA 104 course so that you can charter a boat.

    Your fee covers ASA certification and textbook. Food and drinks on board are the crew's responsibility. 

    Additional information on ASA 104:
    ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Certification

    Prerequisites:
    ASA requires 101 and 103 certifications before taking the course and recommends a minimum of 80 on-the-water sailing hours.

    Locations:
    Start - Dock F, Slip 2 Port Annapolis, MD

    End - Port Annapolis, MD

    Itinerary: 
    Sail from Port Annapolis and return the next day.

    Notes:
    A maximum of 1 FVSM may be used for this sail. If you use an FVSM, select the applicable ASA 104 with the FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing this pricing option.

    Questions:
    Email Bay Commodore

    PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE BAY SKIPPER PROGRAM


    • 02 Jul 2024
    • 13 Aug 2024
    • 7 sessions
    • Capital Cove Marina

    These races are part of the KISS Summer II Series.

    The event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron Racing Squadron members, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 13 Jul 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina

    The Three Bridges Fiasco is a longer mid-summer race with some "flexibility" in how you sail the course.  Start in either direction and take the marks in any order you choose.  The pursuit-style start allows boats to be scored in finishing order.  In case of light winds, the course will revert to a Two Bridges Course.

    This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron; racers, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 17 Jul 2024
    • 28 Jul 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Annandale, VA & On the Water JBAB
    • 12
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #3 [July]

    Never sailed before, or has it been a while? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completing this combined course, you can skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Classroom: Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Activity Room, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA  22003

    • 101 Classroom July 17 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
    • 103 Classroom July 24 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)

    On-the-Water Location: Capital Cove Marina @ Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

    • 101 OTW - July 20 & 21 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
    • 103 OTW - July 27 & 28 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $25.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    If you have questions - please get in touch with the Training Commodore at trainingcommodore@pentagonsailing.org.

    P.S. You must be a Pentagon Sailing Member to register for this course. If you are not a member, please head over to https://www.pentagonsailing.org/newmember to start your membership.

    • 20 Aug 2024
    • 17 Sep 2024
    • 5 sessions
    • Capital Cove Marina

    These races are part of the KISS Fall Series, and are open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron.  Racing Squadron members, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    The last race of the series will be followed by DISC's annual chili cook-off.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 24 Aug 2024
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina

    **Event is tentative**

    This charitable fundraiser is sponsored by the Old Dominion Boat Club and supports both the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and the ODBC Foundation.  We'll rally at Capital Cove Marina at 8:00 am.  The regatta is followed by an awards ceremony, silent auction, and BBQ cookout at the Washington Sailing Marina.  Event details can be found at www.olddominionboatclub.com.

    Since its inception, the Leukemia Cup as raised millions of dollars for lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and hope to patients and their families.

    The Old Dominion Boat Club Foundation was established to carry out the philanthropic goals of the Old Dominion Boat Club and to promote community service, charitable, educational, and water-related activities.

    If you're interested in participating, please contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org for further details.  Current Racing Squadron members should sign up at Racing Sign-Up Sheet.




    If you're interested in participating, please contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org for further details.  Current Racing Squadron members should sign up at Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    • 11 Sep 2024
    • 22 Sep 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Annandale, VA & On the Water JBAB
    • 12
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #4 [September]

    Never sailed before, or has it been a while? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completing this combined course, you can skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Classroom: Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Activity Room, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA  22003

    • 101 Classroom Sept. 11 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
    • 103 Classroom Sept. 18 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)

    On-the-Water Location: Capital Cove Marina @ Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

    • 101 OTW - Sept. 14 & 15 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
    • 103 OTW - Sept. 21 & 22 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $25.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    If you have questions - please get in touch with the Training Commodore at trainingcommodore@pentagonsailing.org.

    P.S. You must be a Pentagon Sailing Member to register for this course. If you are not a member, please head over to https://www.pentagonsailing.org/newmember to start your membership.

    • 14 Sep 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina

    The Mount Vernon Boomerang will begin just south of the Wilson Bridge and round a mark just off Mount Vernon.  This is a longer race, and a great opportunity to see some scenery further from our usual venue.

    This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadronracers, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 14 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 15 Sep 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Port Annapolis, Dock F, Slip 2, 7074 Bembe Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
    • 3
    Register

    ASA 204 - IQC Instructor Training for Bareboat Cruising

    Boat:
    48' Schooner Adventurer

    Skipper:
    Duncan Hood

    This a unique opportunity to gain real sailing experience while earning ASA's 204 Bareboat Cruising certification. Experienced instructor, Duncan Hood, will teach this class on his 48' Schooner Adventurer. Adventurer is a 1984 fore & aft staysail schooner manufactured by Cherubini Yachts in Riverside New Jersey. Duncan has offered to host club members on his boat during this sail and provide ASA 204 training. This two-day, one-night trip will give you more than enough experience to demonstrate confidently all the required skills and knowledge covered by the ASA 204 course so that you can charter a boat.

    Your fee covers ASA exam and certification. Food and drinks on board are the crew's responsibility. 

    Additional information on ASA 104:
    ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Certification

    Prerequisites:
    ASA requires 104 certification before taking the course and recommends a minimum of 80 on-the-water sailing hours.

    Locations:
    Start - Dock F, Slip 2 Port Annapolis, MD

    End - Port Annapolis, MD

    Itinerary: 
    Sail from Port Annapolis and return the next day.

    Notes:
    A maximum of 1 FVSM may be used for this sail. If you use an FVSM, select the applicable ASA 204 with the FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing this pricing option.

    Questions:
    Email Bay Commodore

    PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE BAY SKIPPER PROGRAM


    • 27 Sep 2024
    • 9:00 AM
    • 29 Sep 2024
    • 5:00 PM
    • Port Annapolis, Dock F, Slip 2, 7074 Bembe Beach Rd, Annapolis, MD 21403
    • 0
    Join waitlist

    ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Certification (a 3-day, 2-night sail)

    Boat:
    48' Schooner Adventurer

    Skipper:
    Duncan Hood

    This a unique opportunity to gain real sailing experience while earning ASA's 104 Bareboat Cruising certification. Experienced instructor, Duncan Hood, will teach this class on his 48' Schooner Adventurer. Adventurer is a 1984 fore & aft staysail schooner manufactured by Cherubini Yachts in Riverside New Jersey. Duncan has offered to host club members on his boat during this sail and provide ASA 104 training. This three-day, two-night trip will give you more than enough experience to demonstrate confidently all the required skills and knowledge covered by the ASA 104 course so that you can charter a boat.

    Your fee covers ASA certification and textbook. Food and drinks on board are the crew's responsibility. 

    Additional information on ASA 104:
    ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Certification

    Prerequisites:
    ASA requires 101 and 103 certifications before taking the course and recommends a minimum of 80 on-the-water sailing hours.

    Locations:
    Start - Dock F, Slip 2 Port Annapolis, MD

    End - Port Annapolis, MD

    Itinerary: 
    Sail from Port Annapolis and return the next day.

    Notes:
    A maximum of 1 FVSM may be used for this sail. If you use an FVSM, select the applicable ASA 104 with the FVSM payment option. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing this pricing option.

    Questions:
    Email Bay Commodore

    PARTICIPANTS ARE ENCOURAGED TO JOIN THE BAY SKIPPER PROGRAM


    • 05 Oct 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina

    This is a longer race, on either a two or three bridges course.  Expect to begin at N4 and race to the Wilson Bridge, South Capitol Street Bridge on the Anacostia River, and 14th Street Bridge on the Potomac branch.

    This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron; racers, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 16 Oct 2024
    • 27 Oct 2024
    • 6 sessions
    • Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Annandale, VA & On the Water JBAB
    • 12
    Register

    ASA 101/103 Combined #5 [October]

    Never sailed before, or has it been a while? This is the course that will get you started!

    Upon completing this combined course, you can skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 30 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions.  

    Full Details

    Classroom: Phillips School - Contemporary Education, Activity Room, 7010 Braddock Rd., Annandale, VA  22003

    • 101 Classroom Oct. 16 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)
    • 103 Classroom Oct. 23 (6:00 PM to 8:30 PM)

    On-the-Water Location: Capital Cove Marina @ Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling

    • 101 OTW - Oct. 19 & 20 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM)
    • 103 OTW - Oct. 26 & 27 (8:30 AM to 4:30 PM

    PSC Members may use up to 2 FVSMs for this class. FVSMs are worth $25.00 each for this class. Please check the FVSM spreadsheet to ensure you have FVSM(s) available before choosing either of these pricing options.

    If you have questions - please get in touch with the Training Commodore at trainingcommodore@pentagonsailing.org.

    P.S. You must be a Pentagon Sailing Member to register for this course. If you are not a member, please head over to https://www.pentagonsailing.org/newmember to start your membership.

    • 19 Oct 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina, Joint Base Anacostia–Bolling, District of Columbia

    The Mount Vernon Chase is a pursuit-style race.  Each boat will be given an individual start time, based on PHRF.  Boats will be scored in the order in which they cross the finish line, rather than having times corrected afterwards.  This is a longer race, and it's a great opportunity to enjoy the fall colors and see some scenery further from our usual venue.

    This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron; racers, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.  For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 26 Oct 2024
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina

    The Frostbite Regatta is the racing squadron's last on-the-water event of the year.  We'll pull any remaining boats out of the water and winterize them immediately following the race.

    This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron; racers, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 03 Dec 2024
    • 6:00 PM - 8:30 PM
    • Murphy's Grand Irish Pub, 713 King St, Alexandria, Virginia

    Finish the year's racing season with the DISC Awards Ceremony!  Enjoy Murphy's delicious buffet and each other's company as we collect a few trophies from a year of hard competition!

    The event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron and a guest.  Remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet to let the team know you'll be there.

    For more information, contact the Racing Commodore at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

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