Whether you have a little sailing experience or are a total beginner, several local schools can help you spend a fun day on the water. You’ll learn everything from docking to how to hoist the sails. The sailing schools near our Kingstowne apartments include:
At DC Sail, you will find the only community sailing program in DC. Its mission is to offer recreational and competitive fun at affordable prices. The instructors provide lessons in small boats or aboard the 65-foot schooner, American Spirit. They enjoy connecting people to the water. In addition, proceeds from the programs help underserved youth learn to sail. The beginner classes are held on Saturdays and Sundays. What’s more, they are perfect for those with little to no experience.
Belle Haven Marina
Owned by the National Park Service, Belle Haven is a scenic marina that began offering boating fun in 1960. Its adult basic sailing class features ten hours of hands-on lessons. Covered topics include navigational markers, the points of sail, and man overboard procedures. The weekend sessions set sail on Saturdays and Sundays between 10:00 a.m. and 4:00 p.m. That means you can finish the course in just one weekend. Weekday classes are also offered.
Pentagon Sailing Club
The Pentagon Sailing Club offers sailing opportunities for the U.S. military and the Department of Defense and their families and friends. The club began in the early 1980s. Today, it carries on its tradition of introducing others to sailing in a fun, safe manner. The beginner sailing course covers basic sailing terminology, navigation, sail control, and more. Upon completion, you can enjoy the intermediate and advanced sessions.
After learning at sailing schools, enjoy some Middle Eastern fare at a restaurant near Kingstowne. When you’re looking to call The Elms at Kingstowne home, please contact us. Our leasing team would love for you to see our apartments in Kingstowne, VA, firsthand.Back to all posts