Hope you and your loved ones are staying healthy. These are certainly some uncharted waters we are navigating.Sailing is a great way to get out and get some much needed recreation and peace while being able to adhere to safety and state guidelines.
We are hoping to open real soon ( maybe even the week of May 18th) for private lessons and groups who have been “staying-at-home” together. Please contact [email protected] to schedule these type of activities that are not listed on our registration page.
As for Sailing Camp– the plan is to open June 15th , adhering to safety and state guidelines. Registration numbers will be limited- so I recommend to register for the camp/s you are interested in. We will fully refund your money if camp has to be cancelled or someone in your family becomes ill.
Any questions or concerns: contact [email protected]
Take Interstate 95 North. Get onto 395 North. Take the Reagan National Airport/Boundary Channel Drive exit and head towards Reagan National Airport. Stay in the left lane once you get on the George Washington Memorial Parkway and pass Reagan National Airport. Washington Sailing Marina will be on your left one and a half miles past the airport.
Take the 14th Street Bridge across the Potomac into Virginia. Take the GW Parkway exit going towards Reagan National Airport. Stay in the left lane and pass Reagan National Airport. Washington Sailing Marina will be on your left one and a half miles after the airport.
From 495 South, cross the American Legion Bridge into Virginia. Take the George Washington Memorial Parkway exit. Stay in the left lane and pass Reagan National Airport (about 15 miles). Washington Sailing Marina will be on your left one and a half miles after the airport.
From Interstate 95 South, take the Woodrow Wilson Bridge into Virginia. Take the first exit in Virginia into Old Town Alexandria. You will be on Route 1 North. Take a right onto Duke Street, go through two traffic lights and take a left at the third onto Washington Street. After Washington Street leaves Old Town and turns into the GW Parkway, the Sailing Marina will be on your right about 3/4 of a mile outside of Old Town.
All boat renters need this form at our boathouse locations and we encourage you to print and fill it out ahead of time so you have more time in the water!
Whether you’re a veteran boater or don’t know your kayak from your canoe, you’re in store for an unforgettable experience on the Potomac River! Enjoy a breathtaking view of the Washington D.C. sky line while sailing, kayaking or enjoying a stand-up paddleboard around the iconic Daingerfield Island. This Marina is also a spectacular spot to sit and watch planes land. Prefer two wheels to the water? Rent a bike and explore the nearby Mount Vernon Bike Trail that takes you from the front doors of George Washington’s Mount Vernon to the foot of the Washington Monument. End your adventures with a picnic in the park or stop by for an overly indulgent burger, shake, or beer at the delicious new burger joint, Triple Craft (check their website for seasonal hours).
The Washington Sailing Marina, located in Alexandria, is the premier facility for one-design and small sailboat racing in the D.C. Metro area, and host to the Potomac River Sailing Association, Daingerfield Island Sailing Fleet, Sailing Club of Washington, Georgetown Sailing Team, and the National Yacht Club.
Whether you’ve never sailed before or have already spent some time on boats, we have a class for you. Every lesson will give you tons of hands-on experience with plenty of time on the water. In fact, we will have you out on the Potomac shortly after checking in on the first day!
All camps are held at Washington Sailing Marina in Alexandria, VA and run Monday through Friday, 9:30am to 4pm and include five 6.5 hour sessions (32.5 hours total). All camps meet rain or shine. US Sailing curriculum is followed throughout each level and a textbook may be purchased the first day of class for $15 (purchase is optional).
NOTE: We follow the US Sailing curriculum and offer a student completion booklet, which you may send into US Sailing for a fee to receive an Official Logbook and a hologram sticker. The text “Start Sailing Right” will supplement your course. Books will be available at the time of your class for an additional $15 (purchase is optional).
There is some basic paperwork that will need to be completed at the time of your class. Please make sure you bring any pertinent medical documentation the first day.