Community Outreach

Sailing at the Downtown Sailing Center (DSC) is a powerful way to teach the life-lessons of teamwork, self-confidence, discipline, and leadership to young people in Baltimore. Since 1997, thousands of city youth have gone sailing at the DSC through such partners as the Parks and People Foundation Superkids Program, The Housing Authority of Baltimore City's summer camp, The Police Athletic League, EBLO (Education Based Latino Outreach), Big Brothers Big Sisters of MD, and many more!

The sailing center provides opportunities ranging from a few hours of “fun sailing” on a single day to a week of half-day sailing adventures focusing on teamwork, communication, and sailing skills. Sailing broadens horizons, stimulates the mind, and engages young people actively with learning and their environment. Through the classroom of the sailboat students will work together to overcome obstacles, plan and execute maneuvers, and develop their self-discipline and self-esteem as they explore Baltimore's rich historical waterfront.

Affordable. Safe. Educational. Fun.

  • Nonprofit organization with low costs
  • Flexible curriculum and scheduling
  • Sailors learn life skills while having fun
  • Youth ages 8 and up welcome
  • Impeccable safety record and trained staff
  • Safe, stable boats that can not flip over
  • No swimming skill is necessary
  • Life jackets provided for everyone
  • Diverse staff are excellent role models
  • On-shore lessons help students become comfortable with the sailboats
  • A beautiful pavilion ensures quality time for students regardless of the weather
  • Sliding scale pricing for qualifying groups helps everyone gain access to the wate

To find out whether your group qualifies for the community outreach program, please email sailing@downtownsailing.org, or call the DSC office: (410) 727.0722.


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.