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Social Sail
We're the best kept secret in the DC metropolitan area! We're a sailing community run entirely by volunteers who all have a common interest in sailing. If you think our communal vibe and access to sailboats is something that you want to be a part of, then please sign up at During the social sail event SCOW skippers will provide sailing trips out in the lagoon. On shore, you'll be able to socialize with other sailors and sailors-to-be. The event runs from 6PM until the boats are properly stored (attendees help put the boats away no later than sundown). While you can always socialize at the marina, boats will not leave the docks if there are high winds (exceeding 20 knots) or bad weather. Updates on if boats are going out will not be posted on this site. Please note: All are welcome but children will only be allowed on boats with a properly fitting PFD. No children under 5 are allowed to sail on our flying scots. • What to bring If you can lend a helping hand at the event, we'd surely appreciate it. It takes a lot of work to set everything up before the event and then to put everything away afterwards. Bring a friendly attitude and be social! • Important to know ... Not giving out all of our secrets here on Meetup. Talk to a member and find out why we're the best kept secret in DC!

Washington Sailing Marina

1 Marina Drive at Dangerfield Island George Washington Memorial Parkway · Alexandria, VA

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The Sailing Club of Washington is a volunteer-run organization and provides its membership with opportunities to sail, to exchange information about sailing, learn safe boating procedures, and to meet others in the Potomac River area with similar interests. Established in 1966, SCOW plans activities for both the novice and experienced sailor.

The purpose of this site is to help interested potential members get involved in some of our public events. Additional events such as raft-ups, racing, and training are for members only. For more information on membership applications, cost and other info, please see the official SCOW website at: and

Our Club’s fleet includes six 19' Flying Scots, one Catalina 25, one Catalina 250 and one Capri 25. Members reserve and take the boats out for personal use, social events and racing. SCOW is Chartered by the Flying Scot Sailing Association ( as Fleet 203 in the Capital District.

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