The Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) is a 501 (c)(3) entity. With a waterfront site in the Inner Harbor, DSC exists to provide affordable access to, and education in, sailing to all the people of Baltimore. With a 40-boat fleet, our membership of 600 avid sailors includes many volunteers who delight in assisting at-risk children and the physically disabled to enjoy the sailing experience. Through our efforts, supported by the generosity of charitable foundations and corporate donors, thousands of at-risk children and disabled persons are able to enjoy an activity thought by many to be available only to the wealthy and able-bodied.

Through our educational outreach programs, the DSC has taught thousands of people of all ages, abilities and backgrounds to sail. To continue to provide these opportunities to inner-city youth and disabled individuals, we need your financial support.

Your donation makes a difference:

  • $45 Puts one at-risk child on the water for one day.
  • $90 Puts a disabled sailor on the water for one day.
  • $450 Puts 10 at-risk children on the water for one day.
  • $450 Puts a disabled sailor on the water for a week.
  • $1125 Puts a crew of 5 at-risk children on the water for one week.

As well as accepting monetary donations, the DSC accepts donations of a variety of boats which can be used in our programs.

Please support the DSC and be a positive influence in somebody's life! To make a gift, simply write a check and mail it to the address below. You will receive within two weeks a letter acknowledging your donation for tax purposes.

Downtown Sailing Center
P.O. Box 29917
Baltimore, MD 21230

To make a secure on-line donation with a credit card click here!

Please feel free to contact the DSC office at 410-727-0722 if you have any questions. Or send us a fax at 410-843-0162.

The Downtown Sailing Center is a 501(c) (3) nonprofit community sailing center.
Located at The Baltimore Museum of Industry
Photography donated by Andy Herbick Photography, and others.