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Tuesday Potomac Sailing

SCWDC Potomac Sail - Tuesdays

Trip Leader:  Please see the SCWDC Potomac Sailing Page for details.

Check in Time: 5:45

Check in Location: Belle Haven Marina, at the picnic tables by the office trailer.

Sailing: 6:00 - 8:00

Directions: Belle Haven is located on the George Washington Parkway just south of the Wilson Bridge. Turn off the GW Pkwy. at the Belle Haven Marina sign and follow the road until you see the boats and water.

Note: This is NOT the marina next to National Airport.

Google Map link to Belle Haven Marina

Cost: $13 SCWDC member; $18 Guest

Please register using EventBrite. Click on the date you want to go sailing.

Aug. 5, Aug. 12, Aug. 19, Aug. 26

Sept 2, Sept 9, Sept 16, Sept 23, Sept 30

Oct 7, Oct 14, Oct 21, Oct 28

Nov. 4

Reminder: A RSVP to this Meetup is not sufficient to assure your seat in a boat. Please use the EventBrite link above to resister.

Pay at the marina on Tuesday before sailing.

Number of Sailors: 20

This is a Ski Club of Washington, DC event. Not yet a SCWDC member? Click here to Join Now. A one year membership is only $45.

Overview: Plan to be at the marina at least 15 minutes before the sailing time. The trip leader will collect money (exact change appreciated), assign people to boats and get everyone on the water.

After the sails, all hungry sailors adjourn to Primo’s, a local Greek/American restaurant, to enjoy dinner (separate cost).

What to Bring: Dress is casual and should be appropriate for the weather. Occasionally you may get splashed so you might want to have extra clothes in your car. There is a restroom if you need to change clothes after work. Sun block, water, hats, and croakies to keep your glasses on your head are also recommended.

The Boats: We sail very stable 19’ Flying Scots, each of which has an experienced skipper and often experienced crew. You can go along for the ride or enhance your sailing instruction by participating in boat handling. Our skippers are also excellent teachers and will provide guidance to all interested in learning. No experience is necessary.

Weather: If the weather is questionable, call the marina [masked]) an hour before the sailing time to see if they’re allowing boats to go out. The wind can be very different on the river than in downtown DC, so don’t assume there isn’t enough wind to sail. Sometimes we can’t make a decision until we get to the marina. If we can’t sail, we’ll head to Primo’s early.

More Links

Belle Haven Marina

Upper Potomac water and wind conditions

SCWDC Potomac Sailing Page

SCWDC Chesapeake Sailing Page

For information about the SCWDC sailing events on the Potomac, please contact Patty Hagan. 

Experienced small-boat sailors: If you are interested in being a skipper, please contact Mike Morris to arrange a check out.

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