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Club Activities

    • 01 May 2021
    • 31 Dec 2021
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    PENTAGON sAILING cLUB (PSC)

    RIVER ACTIVITIES RELEASE FORM

    1. All PSC activities are regarded as training activities. As such, our guideline is that any student participating in these activities will be able to physically respond to the commands of the instructor or skipper in charge. This guideline is for your safety, the safety of your fellow crew members, and the safety of the boat. The skipper will make the final determination of: (1) a student's ability or inability to comply with these guidelines, and (2) the restrictions, if any, of a student's participation as crew on the boat.
    2.  ASSUMPTION OF RISK AND RELEASE

    A. VOLUNTARY PARTICIPATION

    I Recognize that I have voluntarily agreed to participate in an event at the Capital Cove Marina or in other Joint Base Anacostia Bolling (JBAB), Anacostia River, or Potomac River Rooms in the National Capital area sponsored by the PSC involving the use of a sailboat and/or a power boat.


    B. THE RISKS

    Injuries to participants in small craft programs can occur due to risks inherent in sports or activities; from placing stress on the body for which it is not prepared, of accidents in learning or practicing techniques, from failure to follow training, safety or racing rules; from the use of transportation to and from regattas, races, and other events and from administration of first aid. For example, I might slip and fall; I might be struck by part of a boat, my boat might capsize, or I might be thrown overboard into cold water, it may hit another boat or run into an obstruction or the shore, and the collision may injure me. The severity of the injury can range from minor cuts, scrapes, or muscle strains to catastrophic injury such as paralysis or even death. I will be exposed to the weather, including rain, wind, cold and sun; i might become ill through chill or suffer sunburn and heat exhaustion. In order to avoid injuries I will obey the direction of my instructors and will follow all safety rules. I will tell my instructor about any limitations or medical restrictions on my participation.


    C. ASSUMPTION OF RISK

    I AM AWARE THAT MOVING, LAUNCHING, HOISTING, LOWERING, SKIPPERING, CREWING, OR BEING A PASSENGER OR STUDENT ABOARD A SAILBOAT OR A POWERBOAT AT JOINT BASE ANACOSTIA-BOLLING CAPITAL COVE MARINA, AND IN THE WATERS OF THE ANACOSTIA OR THE POTOMAC RIVERS IN THE NATIONAL CAPITAL REGION ARE HAZARDOUS ACTIVITIES. I AM VOLUNTARILY PARTICIPATING IN THESE ACTIVITIES WITH KNOWLEDGE OF THE DANGER INVOLVED.


    D.  RELEASE

    As consideration for being permitted by PSC to participate in this activity and to use the Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Capital Cove Marina facility and equipment furnished by PSC or others. I agree that my heirs, assigns, distributees, guardians, and representatives and I release PSC, Joint Base Anacostia- Bolling Capital Cove Marina, and the Department of Defense, all of their affiliated organizations and their officers, directors, employees, members, volunteers, or participants (collectively, the Releasees) from all actions, claims, or demands that I, my heirs, assigns, distributees, guardians, and representative now have or may hereafter have, for injury, death, or damage resulting from my participation in this activity or while traveling to and from or being transported for this activity. I, my heirs, assigns, distributees, guardians and representative will not make any claim against or sue the Releasees or any of them for injury, death, or damage resulting from the negligence or other acts, howsoever caused by any employee, agent or contractor of PSC, the Department of Defense or any of their affiliated organizations as a result of my participation in this activity.


    E. KNOWING AND VOLUNTARILY SIGNING AND/OR ACCEPTING THIS DOCUMENT 

    I hereby acknowledge I have carefully read this agreement and fully understand its content. I am aware that this is a release of liability and a contract between PSC, the Department of Defense, their affiliated organizations, and me. I am signing this document of my own free will.


    I also certify that I/my child can swim or tread water for ten minutes and don a personal flotation device/life jacket during the last two minutes.

    I agree to abide by the Rules and Regulations, as established by PSC, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling Capital Cove Marina and the Department of Defense while participating in this program.

    I further certify that all information provided above is true and correct, to the best of my knowledge.

    This release is required to be signed annually by PSC club members participating in any river activities as previously defined above.

    • 28 Sep 2021
    • 02 Nov 2021
    • 6 sessions
    • Capital Cove Marina, Bolling AFB, DC

    Keep your skills sharp.  After the season's last Tuesday race, the team will keep meeting to hone their racing skills.  The agenda will include spinnaker, sail trim, or just relaxing on the river.  This event is open to members of the PSC Racing Squadron.

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

    Sign-up for the PSC Racing Squadron at 2021 Racing Season to join in the fun!  Contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org for more information.

    • 23 Oct 2021
    • 8:30 AM - 5:00 PM
    • Washington Sailing Marina, Alexandria, Virginia

    This race may follow a Three Bridges Course, a Middle Course, or a new course altogether.  The course will be announced at the skipper's meeting.

    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 2021 Racing Season to join in the fun!  For more information, contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 30 Oct 2021
    • 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 2021 Racing Season to join in the fun!  For more information, contact the Racing Captain at racing@pentagonsailing.org.

    • 30 Oct 2021
    • 3:00 PM
    • 31 Oct 2021
    • 4:00 PM
    • Capital Cove Marina, Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling
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    River Fleet Move and Decommissioning

    It is time to return the fleet to the Capital Cove Marina (CCM), Joint Base Anacostia-Bolling and prepare the boats for a winter in their dry-slips.  

    On Saturday, 30 October at approximately 3:00 PM, we will convene to haul out the boats and begin lay-up activities.  The event will commence when the Racing Squadron completes its last race of the season and delivers the boats to CCM.  Estimated time that the Racing Squadron will arrive at the marina is 3:30 PM. We will stop actions at 5:30 PM. 

    On Sunday, 31 October from 9:00 AM until 4:00 PM, we will complete any lay-up activities then place the boats in the dry dock area.  

    Volunteers who do not possess a Common Access Card must complete all sections of the registration form. 

    Alternate date: Saturday, 06 November 2021

    POC: Darryl - RC

    • 15 Nov 2021
    • 19 Dec 2022
    • 14 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

    • 04 Dec 2021
    • 8:00 AM - 4:30 PM
    • 273 Hilltop Lane Annapolis, MD 21403
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    American Heart Saver CPR First Aid/AED

    The Annapolis Fire Department will be hosting 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: Dec 4th @ 0800

    Location: 

    Pip Moyer Rec Center

    273 Hilltop Lane

    Annapolis, MD 21403

    (Location Subject to Change)


    Cost: $90 **

    Direct all questions to Rob O

    • 07 Dec 2021
    • 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.

    • 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.

    • 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

    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
    • 4:30 PM
    • 20 Sep 2022
    • 9:30 PM
    • 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

    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

    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.

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

    The Frostbite Regatta 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.

    • 29 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.

    • 05 Nov 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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