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Club Activities

    • 22 Feb 2022
    • 6:30 PM - 8:00 PM
    • 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.

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

    Sign-up for the PSC Racing Squadron 2022 Racing Season to join in the fun.  For more information, contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 22 Feb 2022
    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 11 sessions
    • via Zoom

    NOTE: For the foreseeable future, all Membership Meetings will be virtual "Zoom" Meetings, open for networking at 6:45 pm with the formal meeting starting at 7 pm.

    Monthly Membership Social meetings are held the third Monday of every month (3rd Tuesday, when Monday is a holiday), except in December when the annual Holiday Party & Awards Dinner takes the place of the regular social meeting. We normally have dinner together, hear from a guest speaker, and then conduct a business meeting. All year long, it's a good time!

    Happy Hour and networking starts at 6:00 pm and meeting starts at 7:00 pm.  We recommend that you come early to have some food and drink and hang around with other sailors.

    Do you or someone you know have a unique or interesting insight, skill, or experience related to some aspect of sailing you would be willing to present to our membership?

    Please contact our Membership Commodore for more information

    • 27 Feb 2022
    • 8:30 AM
    • 06 Mar 2022
    • 4:30 PM
    • Legion Post 176 6250 Amherst Ave Springfield VA
    • 16
    Register

    Piloting and Navigation

    This is a two part class, part 1 is on Feb 27th and part 2 is on Mar 6th. 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: American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room

    6250 Amherst Ave Springfield VA


    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 Jeanne Burns, Training Commodore

    • 13 Mar 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 12:00 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room
    • 5
    Register

    Pilot & Navigation Exam/Coastal Navigation (ASA 105)

    This is an exam session for those wishing to be certified as ASA 105 and/or needs checkoff for PSC Bay Skipper.  

    This is not an instructional session, only those ready for the 105 exam or those wishing to practice it should register.

    Lead Proctor: David K

    Time: 0900 to Noon

    Location:

    American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room

    6520 Amherst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    Special Notes: 1210 Tr will be provided.  Participants must bring their own navigation tools and writing materials to successfully complete the exam.

    • 20 Mar 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:00 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room
    • 42
    Register

    Winter Training Series: Diesel Engines and Components

    First of two classes (Boat Systems) - not required to attend both.

    Tony will teach you basic diesel engine operations, how to perform operator maintenance and do and don't of diesel engine operations.

    Class covers:

    • Transmission
    • Props
    • Fuel System
    • Cooling
    • Oil
    • Batteries and Charging

    Instructor: Tony S

    Location

    American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room

    6520 Amherst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150


    Direct all questions to Jeanne, Training Commodore

    • 27 Mar 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 4:30 PM
    • American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room
    • 47
    Register

    Winter Training Series: Boat Systems

    Last of two classes (Diesel Engines) - not required to attend both.

    Tony will teach you about, thru-hulls, sea-cocks, ball valves and strainers, electrical (AC/DC), plumbing systems, propane stove operations, air conditioning, head systems and steering. You will learn about basic operations, maintenance, safety, basic tools required as well as cleaning tips on how to keep that boat smell away.

    Instructor: Tony S

    Location

    American Legion Post 176 - Banquet Room

    6520 Amherst Ave

    Springfield, VA 22150

    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 Jeanne, Training Commodore

    • 29 Mar 2022
    • 05 Apr 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • TBD

    Knock the rust off and warm up for this year's racing season at the Racing Squadron's pre-season training sail.  Plan to refresh basic sailing skills, crew coordination, mark rounding, and more.  The boats will launch from Capital Cove Marina on Bolling; therefore, only members with access to Bolling may attend.  Members without access to the base may attend our second training event on April 6th (and all subsequent events) at Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria.

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

    Sign-up for the PSC Racing Squadron at 2022 Racing Season to join in the fun!  Contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org for more information.

    • 09 Apr 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    **This date is tentative**

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

    Sign-up for the PSC Racing Squadron 2022 Racing Season to join in the fun!  For more information, contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 11 Apr 2022
    • 19 Sep 2022
    • 21 sessions
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    In order to get more of the team on the water and building racing skills, I've added a few Monday-night training sails.  The training objectives are up to each skipper and crew, but can include basic maneuvers, crew coordination, mark rounding, start line timing, spinnaker setting/dousing, sail trim, and more.  The boats will launch from Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, and all Racing Squadron members are invited.  To participate, Racing Squadron members may sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

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

    • 12 Apr 2022
    • 17 May 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    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 Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 20 Apr 2022
    • 27 Apr 2022
    • 2 sessions
    • Washington Sailing Marina

    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!

    We hope to see you out on the water!

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    NOTE: To be a Skipper on a Social Sail, a member must have completed ASA 101/103 and have a minimum of one sailing season experience on the water.  If you have any questions, contact Membership@PentagonSailing.org

    • 21 May 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    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.

    Races are open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron To participate in this race, members should remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.  For more information, contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 24 May 2022
    • 28 Jun 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Capital Cove Marina, JBAB - 90 Giovannoli Way, Washington, 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 Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 11 Jun 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    The GEICO Cup is a regatta with multiple races throughout the day, followed by burgers, drinks, and awards.

    Races 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 Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 25 Jun 2022
    • 9:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    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.  There will be trophies and burgers after the finish.  In case of light winds, the course will revert to a Two Bridges Course.

    Races 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 Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 05 Jul 2022
    • 09 Aug 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Washington Sailing 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 Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 16 Aug 2022
    • 20 Sep 2022
    • 6 sessions
    • Washington Sailing 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 Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 10 Sep 2022
    • 8:00 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    **This date is tentative**

    The 2022 annual Leukemia Cup will take place on Saturday, September 10th.  This charitable fundraiser supports the Leukemia and Lymphoma Society and is the Potomac River's biggest annual regatta.  PSC will enter up to four boats in the competition.  Each boat will be skippered by an experienced PSC raising skipper, but the crews are open to all PSC members.  We'll rally up at Washington Marina at 8:00 am.  The regatta is followed by an awards ceremony, silent auction, and BBQ cookout at the Washington Sailing Marina.

    Since its inception, the Leukemia Cup has raised millions of dollars for lifesaving research and patient services, bringing help and hope to patients and their families.  If you'd like to sponsor a boat and/or donate to the fight against blood cancer, please visit PSC's fundraising site, which will be available by mid-August; your contributions are tax deductible.

    This race is open to all PSC members.  If you're interested in participating, please contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org for further details.  Current Racing Squadron members should sign up at Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    • 01 Oct 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    The Mount Vernon Sprint 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 enjoy the fall colors and see some scenery further from our usual venue.

    Races are open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron.  To participate in this race, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    Sign-up for the PSC Racing Squadron 2022 Racing Season to join in the fun!  For more information, contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 22 Oct 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    This is a longer race, on either a two or three bridges course.  Expect to begin at N6 and race to the Wilson Bridge, South Capitol Street Bridge on the Anacostia River, and 14th Street Bridge on the Potomac branch.

    Races are open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron.  To participate in this race, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

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

    • 29 Oct 2022
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    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.

    Races are open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron.  To participate in this race, remember to sign up on the Racing Sign-Up Sheet.

    Sign-up for the PSC Racing Squadron 2022 Racing Season to join in the fun!  For more information, contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 06 Dec 2022
    • 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 Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

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