Sailing Club of Washington
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The Sailing Club of Washington maintains a fleet of nine sail boats (six Flying Scots, and three cruisers--one Catalina 25, and two Catalina 250s at the Washington Sailing Marina on Dangerfield Island.  

The marina is located along the George Washington Parkway south of National Airport and north of Alexandria, Virginia on the Potomac River.  

The SCOW fleet is maintained by member volunteers who commit their time and expertise to keeping the club's boats in good operating condition.  Members learn from other members about all facets of maintaining sail boats.  A volunteer Maintenance Team for each boat in the fleet is headed up by a bosun who oversees and coordinates maintenance for that boat.

Flying Scots


Flying Scots are 19 foot day sailers and hold up to six people. The Flying Scot is an excellent sail boat for learning to sail and are used in training club members to become skippers. The Scots are also used during social sails, for racing and are available for individual use by club members who have achieved the skipper certification and to all members and their guests as volunteer crew for a certified skipper. The Flying Scot fleet is stored on trailers at the Washington Sailing Marina. Cranes maintained by the marina are used to lift the Scots from their trailer and launch them for sailing.  The trailers are easily maneuvered by hand to the launch area for sailing. When not in use the boat cock pit area is covered to protect it from the weather.  Below are the boat details and locations:

      Ms Ellie  Sail # 2619  stored adjacent to the launch area
      Selkie    Sail # 3723 stored adjacent to the launch area
      Susie Q Sail # 4643 stored adjacent to the launch area
      Caroline Sail # 5016 stored in row D slot 4
      Sunset Song Sail # 5323 stored in row C slot 18
      Elisse Sail # 5773 stored in row D slot 14



The club maintains three 25 foot cruisers : Catalina-25 and two Catalina-250s at the marina. These cruisers are moored on G Dock. Each cruiser holds up to six people. Cruiser skippers have received special training to become certified. The cruisers are used for special events and racing and are available for everyday sailing by certified skippers and member volunteer crew and guests. 

Maintaining the cruiser fleet is a shared responsibility by all who sail the boats. Complying with pre- and post-launch procedures ensures that the cruiser fleet is always ready and available for member's use.

Fleet Maintenance


The core of SCOW maintenance is provided by SCOW member volunteer boat teams. 

Club members are encouraged to volunteer for one of the Maintenance Teams by contacting the Maintenance Directors - Dana Howe--Flying Scot Fleet ( and Vincent Penoso--Cruiser Fleet (


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