Sailing Club of Washington


Special Wednesday Night Racing (WNR) Protocols and Crew Registration

All skippers and prospective crew please read.

WNR Crew Registration 

Due to COVID 19 risks, we are modifying the format for WNR slightly. Skippers must have prearranged crew assignments prior to arrival at the marina for all racing activities until further notice and skippers intending to race must notify the Racing Director via email prior to race day. Until further notice, we will not be able to accommodate members who show up unannounced at the docks for WNR like we have always done in the past. To reduce the risk of infection, we are recommending that all skippers and boat crews self screen and agree to sail together as well as agree to any additional individual boat protocols prior to arriving at the marina. This includes decisions on whether or not to wear masks. The waterfront is not the place for this deliberation.

Sailing is a risk sport and this year we have an additional risk factor that must be considered. All sailors, skippers and crew alike, assume all risk and must make responsible decisions regarding their own health and that of other members they could impact. 

In addition to current SCOW COVID 19 protocols promulgated by our Commodore, the following protocols apply to SCOW WNR and any other racing events. Currently we will only be conducting informal racing in the WNR format. All registration for local regattas and formal events are suspended until further notice.


  1. All skippers arrange crew prior to arrival at marina for WSM
  3. Skippers intending to participate will notify SCOW Racing Director via email in advance
  4. Prospective crew (any crew looking for a spot on a boat) sign up here:  WNR Crew Registration
  5. Three (3) persons max limit per boat including skipper and crew (only exception is for household crew mates)
  6. Boat crews conduct informal health status assessment prior to arrival at WSM
  7. Maintain maximum social distancing possible on land and on the docks
  8. No congregating before or after racing
  9. All members, skippers and boat crews are expected to comply with all guidance promulgated by the SCOW Commodore.
  10. All skippers and crew sailing on a club boat please sign the required waiver of liability that is in the boat sign out books in the sail locker prior to sailing.
  11. Masks are recommended on land.

NOTE: depending on how many skippers desire to race, we may have to implement a skipper sign up for the club boats to ensure that every skipper has a fair opportunity to race.

WNR Crew Registration

Sailing is truly a lifetime activity. Once you learn how to sail, you have a lifetime skill that you can enjoy and share with friends and family. You never stop learning. Sailboat racing is a sport in which people of all ages can compete and excel in the same game under the same rules. It is one of the few sports in which men and women, young and old, can compete against each other directly, on an equal footing. If you are looking for a sport you can play for the rest of your life, that's also highly social and team oriented, then come join us on the water. Contact the SCOW Racing Director at to get started.

You must be a SCOW member to race as skipper or crew on a club owned boat.

We encourage sailors of all skill levels to participate in racing events to learn and have fun. Many SCOW members learn to race with us, which opens up all kinds of racing opportunities for them in our region or around the country. Safety, fun competition, and good sportsmanship are the hallmarks of the SCOW racing program.

No racing experience is needed to crew on a boat during our Wednesday night informal races or to assist on the Race Committee for our Series races and regattas. Many of our members actually learn to sail by crewing on Wednesday nights. Please contact the Racing Director regarding opportunities to race or to serve the club by supporting the racing program.

As an all-volunteer sailing club, everything we do relies on club volunteers, including conducting our racing seminars as well as running our own races and clinics.

Racing programs include 

Flying Scot

PHRF Cruisers

Local Races

Racing sign up and results:   Click here  >>


Sailing Club of Washington  [SCOW]
PO Box 25884  •  Alexandria  •  VA  •  22313

We keep our boats at Washington Sailing Marina on Daingerfield Island
1 Marina Drive  •  Alexandria  •  VA  •  22314

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