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West River Sailing Club has fantastic facilities for large scale events and a good day on the water. Our fleet of support boats for inshore and outer courses, coupled with our ground facilities make us a very capable host for a range of events. Our rural area just outside of major cities makes for a beautiful sailing location, but can make it a bit challenging to find what you need as a visiting sailor if you don't know where to look.


We offer beach launching from our clubhouse lawn and two cranes in our wake-protected basin. From these launch sites, it is a very short sail out to the race courses and the Chesapeake Bay. Thanks to these launch capabilities, we are able to quickly launch large numbers of boats by beach or crane while hosting large scale events. Historically, we have hosted nationals and internationals for many of our current and past fleets.


Our dock as about 7' depth at the end of it, although it is typically reserved for member use we do host visiting clubs and sailors on request. Reach out to our dockmaster,, to request a stay at WRSC.


Our membership loves to host visiting sailors. No guarantee, but we've never ran out of housing before! Email Bryan Bay,, to arrange housing. Information like how many people and if you can share beds is needed.



Bayfields B&B. Fun Fact: It's the home of WRSC's first and five-time commodore, Billy Heintz, and it's operated by his Granddaughter.

Anchored Inn at Hidden Harbor

Located 10 minutes from WRSC in Deale. Locally owned and operated (by the same guy that makes 50-110 foot sportfishers across the street).

Housing within our membership!

WRSC members love to open our doors to visiting sailors! If there is not a housing sign up for your regatta to the left, email to see if we can house you!


West Marine 

Christopher's Groceries

Home Port

True Value

Do It Best Hardware


Places open for early breakfast

South County Cafe

Happy Harbor

389 Deale Rd, Tracys Landing
5570 Shady Side Rd, Churchton
On the other corner of Riverside Rd
5570 Shady Side Rd, Churchton
668 Deale Rd, Deale


533 Deale Rd, Deale
5960 Deale Churchton Rd, Deale

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