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Learn to Sail

for fun or to compete


All waivers, medical forms and releases must be completed before a student is allowed on the water. ** Available HERE for download.

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Helmets are required. A Multi-sport or skateboard type helmet is recommended due to the low profile and additional coverage.


Date: 14 March 2024, 6:00pm

Calling all parents/students - please attend this parent/student info meeting to learn more about the high school and middle school sailing program and the commitment required by both the students and parents. Please join us to look at what is coming up for the season and new opportunities for our sailors. BRING FRIENDS WHO COULD JOIN THE TEAM!!!

Families and siblings welcome.

Bring a side dish or dessert to share. SMSA will provide pizza.


Location: Southern Maryland Sailing Association, 14490 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD


Kickoff Thursday, 14 March
3:30pm - Boat Prep, Equipment setup, Personal gear check (Bring your foul weather gear)
6pm Parent Kickoff
Practice starts Friday, March 15

It's here! Spring Sailing! REGISTER NOW!

Welcome meeting Thursday, March 14 at 6pm at the SMSA Clubhouse. On-shore boat preparation and shore training start Thursday, March 14 at 3:30pm (Before welcome meeting)

Season runs approximately 9 weeks

Practices will run Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 - 6:30pm. (Rig the boats to be on the water at 4:00pm).

Adventure sailing/free sail on Thursdays

The Season fee is $350 which covers use of the Club 420 sailboats, the coach, team league fees, and regatta fees.

SMSA membership is required to participate. Season fee includes a partial year SMSA membership to cover the duration of the season. If you are already a full year member from 2023 (membership years starts 1 April), the Season fee is $311 - please login with your member account to get this discount.

Students are responsible for their personal sailing gear (wetsuits, PFD, and helmet are required. Gloves and booties recommended.) Based on water/air temperatures (combined air and water = 120 deg), wetsuits will be required towards the beginning of the spring season and may be required at the end of the fall season.

Parent volunteer helpers encouraged and welcomed!

Volunteers are needed to help with:

  • Party planner
  • Fundraising representation
  • "Parent on-site" (during practices, to assist if needed and provide a shore point of contact)
  • Equipment helper (inventory out-grown gear, help with finding deals/loaner gear for new sailors)
  • Facebook liason, photographer

Spring Regattas
April 14 West River
April 21 Kent Island
April 27 Baltimore County Sailing Center
April 28 Ryken
May 5 Kent Island
May 11 Baltimore County Sailing Center
May 18 Ryken

Thank you! See you on the water!

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Learning, Fun, and Competition

Where: Southern Maryland Sailing Association, 14490 Solomons Island Rd, Solomons, MD
When: Spring Season (March to May) and Fall Season (Aug to October)
Tuesday, Thursday, and Friday from 3:30 to 6:30 pm; Free-sail Thursday.
Who: Junior Sailors in 7th - 12th grades

HS Sailing is open to young people from the 7th to 12th grades who reside and would attend school in Calvert County. Students are eligible whether public, private, or home schooled. Students from out of Calvert County can always participate in the coaching and practices – competition may be limited based on the rules of the sailing association that governs our competitions.

Our teams belong to the Maryland Interscholastic Sailing Association (MDISA) and compete in weekend regattas with other HS teams from our league. The league stretches from the Upper Bay to the Eastern Shore to Southern Maryland and is populated with over 25 different sailing teams. The national organization is the Interscholastic Sailing Association (ISSA) and governs our participation in sailing regattas. There are regional and national competition events run by ISSA. More information on those organizations is available at

Regattas are exciting opportunities to put your expertise to work! Coaches will work out who goes where based on our progress and prowess. Due to a more limited number of entry-level Regattas in the League, first year sailors may not sail in the formal regattas – but don’t worry, there will be plenty of practice racing to hone your skills!

What We've Been Doing


Troy Raines, High School Program Chair:
Jimmy Yurko, Coach: