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Get a multi-camp discount:
  • spend more than $1,000 this season get 10% off your purchase
  • spend more than $1,400, 12% off
  • more than $1,800, 14% off

(Discount applies to one student or multiple students - immediate family only.)
Cancellation and Refund Policy:
  • Cancellations made prior to June 1st will be refunded in full.
  • Cancellations made after June 1st to the day prior to scheduled session will result in a $100 cancellation fee.
  • Cancellations made once scheduled session has started will receive no refunds.
  • Session changes may be made with no charge through June 17. After June 17th, change in session will result in a $25 dollar change fee and will apply each time a change is made.
  • Cancellations due to long term illness/injury and family emergency will be given full dollar amount credit which can be applied to any other sailing class or camp the following summer.
YOUTH SAILING CAMPS

Hands-on experience is the best way to learn how to sail, so our emphasis is on learning by doing. Children will be sailing 90% of the time (weather permitting). Students should wear shorts, shirts, and rubber-soled shoes (no flip-flops) and should bring other clothes depending on the forecast. Students may bring their lunch in a cooler or purchase lunch at the café. US Sailing curriculum is followed at each level. A text book may be purchased for $15 (optional). Students may also compete in the year-end regatta. Camp confirmations along with necessary paper work will be sent out prior to the start of sessions.
Questions? Email: amy@sharethewind.com

All camps run Mon. - Fri. 9:30am to 4pm

Bus transportation from Bethesda/ChevyChase area is available for the weeks below. The cost is $85, payable through PayPal and not included in camp fees. Please register for the bus directly through Amy at amy@sharethewind.com.
June 15
June 22
June 29
July 6
July 13
July 20
July 27
Aug 3
Aug 10

 
Pre-Camp :

 

Join us for our special pre-camp week- made especially for our campers who are already out of school! This week is opened to new sailors as well as returning sailors. Camp will be on our 19ft Flying Scots. Camp is Mon-Fri 9:30-4pm

        P:  June 1 - June 5   $474.00 (will prorate for last day of school conflicts)
             Slots remaining: 13.

 
Basic Sailing Camp (Sunfish):

 

Five-day course covers the basics of sailing, parts of boat, steering, use of a sail, capsizing and safety issues. Perfect for a first-time sailor or for children with limited sailing experience. (2 students/boat).

        C-1:  June 8 - June 12   $464.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 32.

        C-2:  June 15 - June 19   $464.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 40.

        C-3:  June 22 - June 26   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 40.

        C-4:  June 29 - July 3   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 32.

        C-5:  July 6 - July 10   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 46.

        C-6:  July 13 - July 17   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 51.

        C-7:  July 20 - July 24   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 43.

        C-8:  July 27 - July 31   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 51.

        C-9:  August 3 - August 7   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 35.

        C-10:  August 10 - August 14   $464.00
             Slots remaining: 27.

 
Intermediate Sailing Camp (Flying Scot):

 

Prerequisite: basic sunfish camp either crew or skipper rating

Five-day course covers boat handling, points of sail, sail trim (main & jib), terminology and basic navigation. (4-5 students per boat) Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

        Y-1:  June 8 - June 12   $474.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 33.

        Y-2:  June 15 - June 19   $474.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 29.

        Y-3:  June 22 - June 26   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 25.

        Y-4:  June 29 - July 3   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 23.

        Y-5:  July 6 - July 10   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 30.

        Y-6:  July 13 - July 17   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 11.

        Y-7:  July 20 - July 24   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 28.

        Y-8:  July 27 - July 31   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 31.

        Y-9:  August 3 - August 7   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 27.

        Y-10:  August 10 - August 14   $474.00
             Slots remaining: 25.

 
Skippers Club (Sunfish):

 

prerequisite Skippers license in Sunfish ( at least 2 years sailing experience-may consult with Amy)

This class is for our sailors who have a sunfish skippers license (preferably during this summer of 2018- exceptions will be made on a case-by-case basis). This class will be on board our sunfish/aqua finns. Come and have fun sailing adventures outside of our cozy lagoon here at the Washington Sailing Marina. Two campers per boat with solo sailing session for each camper during this week. Since you already know how to handle this boat on your own there will be very little land time and off to the river you will go for adventures, races, games and more.

        SC-1:  June 8 - June 12   $484.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 10.

        SC-2:  June 15 - June 19   $484.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 6.

        SC-4:  June 29 - July 3   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 5.

        SC-6:  July 13 - July 17   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 7.

        SC-8:  July 27 - July 31   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 4.

 
Advanced Sailing Camp (Hobie 16):

 

Prerequisite: intermediate skipper card and must be 12 years old and weigh at least 90 pounds.

Five-day course on high performance HOBIE CATS. Course covers boat handling with multi-hulls, hull flying, points of sail, sail trim (main & jib), racing techniques, tuning the rig and extra features such as adjustable jib car travelers

        H-2:  June 15 - June 19   $484.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 7.

        H-3:  June 22 - June 26   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 4.

        H-4:  June 29 - July 3   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 6.

        H-5:  July 6 - July 10   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 8.

        H-6:  July 13 - July 17   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 7.

        H-7:  July 20 - July 24   $484.00 Class is full, select to be added to the waitlist

        H-8:  July 27 - July 31   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 5.

        H-9:  August 3 - August 7   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 8.

 
Windsurfing Sailing Camp:

 

Prerequisite - sunfish camp either crew or skipper rating and must be 12 years old.

Five day course will give students the necessary skills to maneuver a windsurfer independently around a small course in a contained area. First session will be on a simulator to "get the feel." Monday through Friday 9:30 am to 4:00 pm.

        SS-1:  June 8 - June 12   $484.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 8.

        SS-2:  June 15 - June 19   $484.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 7.

        SS-3:  June 22 - June 26   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 4.

        SS-4:  June 29 - July 3   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 6.

        SS-5:  July 6 - July 10   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 8.

        SS-6:  July 13 - July 17   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 5.

        SS-7:  July 20 - July 24   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 3.

        SS-8:  July 27 - July 31   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 1.

        SS-9:  August 3 - August 7   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 7.

        SS-10:  August 10 - August 14   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 7.

 
Beginner Racing Camp (for advanced sailors):

 

Intermediate Skipper's Card
MUST be 12 years or older and weigh at last 90 lbs.

Five-day course on- board a Flying Junior or 420. The focus will be on developing boat handling and racing skills through an array of specific drills designed to demonstrate the various elements of racing.

        R-3:  June 22 - June 26   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 8.

        R-5:  July 6 - July 10   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 10.

        R-7:  July 20 - July 24   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 9.

        R-9:  August 3 - August 7   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 8.

        R-10:  August 10 - August 14   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 10.

 
NEW: Adventures On Board a Big Boat:

 

Prerequisite: Basic and Intermediate Camps – skipper, first mate or crew rating

Five day course on board a 25ft Catalina. Fun keelboat cruising course covers basic keelboat sailing including: preparation to sail, crew operations, sail theory, leaving and returning to dock or mooring, boat control in confined waters, overboard recovery and safety. Includes test and card. Monday-Friday, 9:30am-4:00pm

        CA-1:  June 8 - June 12   $484.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 4.

        CA-2:  June 15 - June 19   $484.00
           Will prorate for last day of school conflicts. Contact Amy@sharethewind.com
             Slots remaining: 7.

        CA-4:  June 29 - July 3   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 4.

        CA-6:  July 13 - July 17   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 6.

        CA-8:  July 27 - July 31   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 8.

        CA-10:  August 10 - August 14   $484.00
             Slots remaining: 2.

 
Supervised Sailing for both YOUTH and ADULTS:

 

You've learned how to sail, now come show off your new skills under the supervision of a sailing instructor. A sailing school instructor will make sure you have rigged your boat properly, they will remind you of areas you are able to sail and they will answer any questions you have. Once you are out sailing, the instructor will be at the dock and/or cruising around in the safety boat to offer you tips. This is not a lesson, but our instructors will certainly make sure things are going well for you.

You may bring one guest with you on the boat at no additional charge. Two to four people per boat for sailing Flying Scots and one to two people per boat for sailing sunfish. Sailing solo on Flying Scots will be up to the instructors discretion - if you are here for the session on your own and the instructor feels necessary, he/she will match you up with another sailor or group of sailors.

Space is limited so sign up early. If the session is full, it is a good idea to put yourself on a waiting list so we can contact you about availability changes.

        CS-1:  May 20 - May 20   $60.00 - Flying Scot only Wednesday 6-8pm
             Slots remaining: 10.

        CS-2:  June 7 - June 7   $60.00 - Flying Scot Only - Sunday 4-6pm
            Class is full, select to be added to the waitlist

        CS-3:  June 17 - June 17   $60.00 - Flying Scot - Wednesday 6-8pm
             Slots remaining: 10.

        CS-4:  June 28 - June 28   $60.00 - Flying Scot and Sunfish Sunday 4-6pm
             Slots remaining: 6.

        CS-5:  July 7 - July 7   $60.00 Flying Scot and Sunfish Tuesday 4-6pm
             Slots remaining: 10.

        CS-6:  July 15 - July 15   $60.00 Flying Scot and Sunfish Wednesday 6-8pm
             Slots remaining: 4.

        CS-7:  July 19 - July 19   $60.00 Flying Scot and Sunfish Sunday 4-6pm
             Slots remaining: 4.

        CS-8:  July 26 - July 26   $60.00 Flying Scot and Sunfish Tuesday 4-6pm
             Slots remaining: 10.

        CS-9:  July 31 - July 31   $60.00 Flying Scot and Sunfish Friday 6-8pm
             Slots remaining: 3.

        CS-10:  August 9 - August 9   $60.00 Flying Scot and Sunfish Sunday 4-6pm
             Slots remaining: 4.

        CS-11:  September 13 - September 13   $60.00 Flying Scot and Sunfish Sunday 4-6pm
             Slots remaining: 7.

        CS-12:  September 27 - September 27   $60.00 Flying Scot Only Sun: 4-6pm
             Slots remaining: 4.

 

ADULT SAILING CLASSES

Hands-on experience is the best way to learn to sail, so our emphasis is on learning by doing. Children will be sailing 90% of the time (weather permitting). Students should wear shorts, shirts and rubber-soled shoes (no flip flops). US Sailing curriculum is followed throughout each level. A textbook may be purchased the first day of class for $15 (purchase is optional). Youth regatta August 18th . Camp confirmations along with necessary paper work will be sent out prior to the start of enrolled sessions. Completion of all paperwork is required for participation. Questions? Email: amy@sharethewind.com

 
Adult Basic Weekend Class:

 

Two-day course on-board a 19 ft Flying Scot. Good for beginners or as a refresher course. Teaches steering, use of sails (main & jib), docking, tacking, jibing and basic nomenclature. Saturday and Sunday 9:30 am to 3:30 pm. RAIN or SHINE. Two-6 hour session (12 hours total)

        W-1:  May 2 - May 3   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 6

        W-2:  May 16 - May 17   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 10

        W-3:  May 30 - May 31   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 11

        W-4:  June 6 - June 7   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 7

        W-5:  June 13 - June 14   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 9

        W-6:  June 27 - June 28   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 8

        W-7:  July 11 - July 12   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 5

        W-8:  July 18 - July 19   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 3

        W-9:  July 25 - July 26   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 7

        W-10:  August 1 - August 2   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 9

        W-11:  August 8 - August 9   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 7

        W-12:  September 26 - September 27   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 1

        W-13:  October 3 - October 4   $440.00 Adult flying scot weekend class
             Slots remaining: 4

        W-14:  October 10 - October 11   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 8

        W-15:  October 17 - October 18   $440.00
             Slots remaining: 4

 
Adult Basic Weeknight Class (Flying Scot):

 

Evenings on board a 19’ Flying Scot. Good for beginners or as a refresher course. Teaches steering, use of sails (man & jib), docking, tacking, jibing and basic nomenclature.

        I-1:  June 1 - June 5   $410.00 5:30pm - 8:00pm (Mon-Fri)
             Slots remaining: 6

        I-2:  June 16 - June 26   $410.00
           June 16, 19, 23, 26 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Tues. and Fri)
             Slots remaining: 12

        I-3:  July 14 - July 24   $410.00
           July 14, 17, 21, 24 - 5:30pm - 8:30pm (Tues. and Fri)
             Slots remaining: 4

        I-4:  September 8 - September 25   $410.00
            Sept. 8, 11, 15, 18, 22, 25 5:30pm - 7:30pm Tuesdays and Fridays
             Slots remaining: 4

 
Adult Basic Day Camp (Flying Scot):

 

Yes, camp for adults. 3-day course. Good for beginners or as a refresher course. Teaches steering, use of sails (man & jib), docking, tacking, jibing and basic nomenclature.

        A-1:  May 27 - May 29   $440.00 May 27,28,29 - 9:30am-3:30pm (Wed-Thu-Fri)
             Slots remaining: 5

 
Adult Basic Sunfish Class:

 

2-day course on board the classic 14-foot Sunfish. A fun solo-sailor boat, for two if you wish. This class is for beginners who like to start at the very beginning. Be prepared to GET WET and HAVE FUN! Classes meet 9:30am-3:30pm Saturday and Sunday

        B-1:  June 17 - June 18   $390.00
             Slots remaining: 8

        B-2:  July 18 - July 19   $390.00
             Slots remaining: 15

 
Adult Basic Keelboat Class:

 

On board a 25-foot Catalina. This class is for the experienced day-sailor who is ready for something a little bigger. Course covers basic keelboat sailing including: preparation to sail, crew operations, sail theory, leaving and returning to dock or mooring, boat control in confined waters, overboard recovery and safety. US Sailing certification is available for an ADDITIONAL $60, which covers Keelboat book, test, answer key, log book, hologram sticker and US Sailing membership. 9:30am-3:30pm Saturday and Sunday

        BK-1:  May 2 - May 3   $450.00 Class is full, select to be added to the waitlist

        BK-2:  May 16 - May 17   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 2

        BK-3:  June 6 - June 7   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 2

        BK-4:  July 11 - July 12   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 3

        BK-5:  July 25 - July 26   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 4

        BK-6:  August 8 - August 9   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 3

        BK-7:  September 12 - September 13   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 4

        BK-8:  September 26 - September 27   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 1

        BK-9:  October 10 - October 11   $450.00
             Slots remaining: 4

 
NEW!! Adult Flying Scot One-Day Refresher Course:

 

Sailing class on 19ft Flying Scot or similar day sailor.

This one- day refresher is for our sailors who have taken a full sailing class either with us or somewhere else. This one-day refresher course will review and reteach any of the necessary sailing skills to get you comfortable to rent a boat on your own. This will be on our 19ft Flying Scot up to 4 people per boat plus the instructor. Class meets 9:30-3:30 Saturday
1- six hour session

        RA-1:  May 2 - May 2   $200.00
           Refresher course- requirement: previous sailing course at WSM or somwhere else
             Slots remaining: 7

        RA-2:  May 3 - May 3   $200.00
             Slots remaining: 3

        RA-3:  May 9 - May 9   $200.00
             Slots remaining: 10

        RA-4:  June 20 - June 20   $200.00
             Slots remaining: 4