Sailing Club of Washington
SCOW is a 501(c)(7) organization that was originally chartered on July 12, 1966 "to provide the membership thereof with the opportunity and instrumentalities to become expert in the art of sailing for their individual and mutual education, benefit and enjoyment." Over 50 years later, SCOW continues to adhere to its purpose, providing its 400+ members with an environment for fellowship and a never-ending education in the art of sailing. We offer classes, individual use of our boats, club sponsored activities and a place for our members to come together and enjoy the sport and recreation of sailing. Membership is open to anyone who has an interest in sailing and is willing to help out. Our club is staffed entirely with volunteers who manage the training, skipper certification, boat maintenance, and other activities that keep the club running. We rely on all members to contribute in some way to the club, from helping to keep the boats clean and in good repair to assisting with social events. Our fleet of keelboat "cruisers" and centerboard Flying Scots is maintained primarily by our members, our courses are taught by member volunteers, and all our business affairs are managed by the following volunteer Board of Directors.


Brian McPherson
Brian was away from sailing for a few years coaching his son’s baseball teams & following his children’s activities. After a few years Brian decided to get back to sailing. Brian found the Sailing Club of Washington and was intrigued by an active all-volunteer organization with a fleet of Flying Scots & larger cruising boats. As a member for the past 6 ½ years Brian has increased his involvement each year – became a certified FS Skipper, an active FS racer, Caroline’s Bosun the past 4 years, Skipper Director and recently Vice Commodore. Brian resides in Alexandria with his wife Missy and children Rob & Heather – all SCOW Members. When not sailing Brian is a CFP & Senior Vice President with Raymond James & Associates for the past 27 years.