High school sailing was brought to Southern Maryland in 1999 by Stovy Brown, with the assistance of the Southern Maryland Sailing Association in Solomons. At this time, the program was run through the non-profit Southern Maryland Sailing Foundation, which is a 501(c)3 organization. In 2009, it moved south into St. Mary’s County with the expansion of our fleet of FJ’s and the creation of the SMSF’s operational body, Sailing Center Chesapeake.
Sailing Center Chesapeake is still supported by SMSF, which provides funding for most of the high-capital equipment involved in sailing. It currently operates out of Tall Timbers Marina, due to the kind patronage of the marina owners. We believe very strongly in providing youth in our community with the opportunity to interact with and experience the waterways that surround their home.
Scholarships for SCC programs are available on an individual at-need basis, in the spirit of our motto as “A Community Resource”.
Your donation will help us to sustain our current fleet of boats. As we are a 501(c)3 organisation, your gifts are completely tax-deductible. In the past we have received monetary contributions, equipment, and boats ranging in size from 11 to 31 feet. If your boat is looking for a new home, please contact us, or to make a monetary gift, click here!
AMAZON SMILE PROGRAM
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US SAILING MVP PROGRAM
Friends of Sailing Center Chesapeake receive a discount on their US Sailing membership (discounts of $10 for individuals, $5 for youths and $15 for families).
SCC receives the purchase amount in credits at US Sailing for every new member who joins, and half that amount every time a member renews.
Junior memberships (under 18 years old) are only $30, and college students are eligible for a 4-year membership for $95.
Membership includes a copy of 2017-2020 US Sailing Races Rules of Sailing ($29.95 value), a membership kit, and many other benefits.
For more details see the membership benefits page. Click the button below to sign up through SCC’s US Sailing MVP program. Happy Sailing!
SCC Executive Director -Stuart Egeli
SCC Program Director -Josh Morrison
Sailing Center Chesapeake, P. O. Box 72, Tall Timbers, MD 20690