Sailing is the perfect sport for anyone who enjoys the great outdoors, and unlike so many other sports, it is one that you can continue to due throughout your life.  The best part is that regardless of your age, ability, or limitation, sailing has something for everyone. So whatever your reason for wanting to learn, we’re here to share our knowledge in a safe, fun, and relaxing environment.

We offer a multitude of adult sailing classes ranging from beginner to advance levels and taught in Albacores and Flying Scots. We use small sailboats as they provide immediate feedback and experience with all aspects of sailing. Our adult courses are available for ages 18 and up. Our objective is to give you as much on the water time as possible focusing on hands-on learning.


WRSC is proud to be one of the only member-volunteer operated sailing club operating during these times, it is all thanks to our dedicated community founded in the love of sailing. We have two main policy documents that guide the club and its activities through these times, the WRSC Covid-19 Safety Plan and Guidelines document and the WRSC Education Covid-19 Plan document. 


  • Our instructors have been US Sailing certified

  • We focus on the basic mechanics first and grow from there

  • No matter what kind of learner you are, we teach to all the senses

  • We are located on the beautiful West River with it’s wide open waters and minimum boat traffic

  • Afterwards, you can join our shared boat program


Sessions are a weekend long, running from 9am to 4pm. 

Sessions cost $245 for members and $615 for non-members.

The non-member price includes one year Provisional Membership and the Shared Boat Program, that gives you and your family access to everything the club has to offer while giving you the year to get to know everyone who's a part of our community. We hope, that after a year with us, you will become a part of community for many years to come.

There are more advanced sessions being planned, please email if you are interested! If you have any questions, email education@westriversc.com.

  • May 9th | 10-3 | Spring LTS Refresher Course

  • June Session | June 19-20 | 9-4 | Beginner Session

  • July Session | July 17-18 | 9-4 | Beginner Session

  • August Session | August 7-8 | 9-4 | Beginner Session

  • August Session 2 | August 28-29 | 9-4 | Intermediate/Racing Session



You must be a member to participate in Adult Learn to Sail. If you are already a member, please make sure to select the "member" option and mention the membership name in the checkout process via the "add a note" option.


If you're not a member, don't worry — your fee includes membership as described above! After finishing the payment process, we'll email you a membership application to send back to us (might take a day or two).


If you chose to pay by mail-in check, we reserve your spot for one week while we await the payment. We require the check be mailed to the WRSC Treasury P.O. Box. Sign the check to "West River Sailing Club" and make clear on the envelope it is for Learn to Sail. 

WRSC Treasurer

P.O. Box 6697, Silver Spring, MD 20916.