|Adult Sailing Classes|
Part of the mission of West River Sailing Club is to introduce people to the sport of sailing. To meet this goal, qualified members offer instruction to help people become confident and comfortable in small sailboats. We use small sailboats because no they don’t require great physical strength to adjust the sails or to steer, and also because they provide immediate feedback to all sailors’ actions.
Learn to Sail Brochure
In addition to our Learn to Sail program, there are several Albacores are available through the West River Sailing Club for use on a shared basis. For those who join this shared boat program, we offer training and the use of an Albacore during club activities.
WRSC is one of the most affordable sailing clubs in the area and the “provisional” membership makes it very affordable to try for a season while you meet new friends and explore if sailing is right for you. Sailing on the Chesapeake with the West River Albacore Fleet is a low cost way to learn to sail and have fun throughout the summer. Several Albacores are now stationed on the WRSC floating docks, enabling easy launch and recover. The use of a crane is not necessarily, as they boats are essentially on the water and ready for use.
Use of the Albacore Fleet boats is coordinated by the West River Albacore Fleet and requires membership to WRSC and a small $150 annual fee to cover maintenance and storage expenses of the fleet boats. Participation is limited to four shares per available boat to enable maximum fun and use for all.
Shared boat members include approved graduates of the WRSC Learn to Sail and Learn to Race classes, experienced sailors wanting to get back into sailing/racing, and sailors wanting to try our versatile boat for fun sailing, good racing, and the added bonus of a great social group.
For more information and to sign up, please contact the WRSC Albacore Fleet Secretary.