US Naval Sailing Association

US Naval Sailing Association P.O. Box 4702 Annapolis, MD 21403 Office: 443 510 1421 Email: [email protected] Navy Sailing's objectives: To promote fleet readiness and personal professionalism and to strengthen naval ties to our national maritime heritage through small craft training programs To augment and reinforce the professional training of prospective naval officers by sail training, thus providing hands-on, sea-and-wind experience.

To encourage and assist Commanding Officers in promotion of boating and sailing as a part of their training and recreational programs To encourage the organization of local Branches of the Association throughout the naval service To encourage and establish liaison between members of the Association and local yacht clubs and sailing associations at home and abroad To encourage local authorities to provide berthing, launching, storage, and repair facilities in naval establishments for members’ boats

Mission: To develop: Leadership Seaman's Eye Team Unity Competitive Spirit Lifelong Connection to the Sea To accomplish our mission, Navy Sailing: Trains instructors for Navy sail programs Promotes awareness of Navy Sailing Establishes and Maintains the qualification system Assists in providing recreational sailing vessels Promotes fleet readiness Promotes personal professionalism Promotes leadership and team work Develops competitive spirit

Operating as usual

Navy Patuxent Sailing Club

Navy Patuxent Sailing Club

Blue Goose and Arctic Tern are on a circumnavigation of the DelMarVa peninsula for the next week and a half. They left base today and are taking a counter clock trek. Barney and I enjoyed chasing the boats in our sailboat today. Gorgeous winds and following seas even if the sky was a bit testy.
Hey don't forget to keep your eye on the calendar. We have big things happening around the club and opportunities for E5 and below coming just around the corner!

Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

🎉 Club Members 🎉
We are looking for feedback on our plans to host a year end Awards Ceremony on Oct 24, in lieu of a Holiday Party. Please check your emails to participate! The Survey Monkey link is personalized, so I'm unable to share it here. Thanks so much for your help!

A paddle adventure out to Gould Island with drone footage

A paddle adventure out to Gould Island with drone footage

July 25th paddle out to Gould Island, Jamestown, Rhode Island, with a drone flight over the island. Foe more history of the island, see:

Navy Patuxent Sailing Club

Navy Patuxent Sailing Club

Did you know we are still training new sailors and those who want to further their sailing skills? We are offering many of our classes as an online classroom instruction followed by and 1 on 1 and 2 on 1 water experience. This allows for minimal exposure to Covid while giving you optimal time putting those concepts to use with our instructors and assistant instructors. Check out our course offerings at our website. See you on the water!

Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

July 7th was the first race of the season. Both Falcon and Gannet went out. This is Falcon from Gannet shortly after rounding our first mark and going up river.
*Photo credit: Alex Brown

Eastport Yacht Club

Naval Academy offshore sailers from the 80s will remember Jeff.

Join us for the musical stylings of founding member Jeff Goldring

Treasure Island Yacht Club

At least we are allowed back on the water to some degree in Maryland

All club operations continue to be suspended until further notice to protect against the spread of COVID-19.

Coasters Harbor Navy Yacht Club

Coasters Harbor Navy Yacht Club

Well now we know who took all the face masks.....

Navy Sailing

Navy Sailing

Hello Navy Sailing fans! As promised, this week we have another interview of one of graduating seniors! I present 1/C Nico Gartner being interviewed by 4/C Jonah Hatt. I hope you enjoy!

Jonah: Where are you from and how did you begin to compete in sailing?

Nico: I was born and raised in St.Thomas, USVI. I began sailing at a young age and got more serious as I progressed. I've always loved water sports like spearfishing and surfing, however sailing allowed me to compete. But mostly it let me mess around on the water all day with some of my best friends for "practice". Before sailing with Navy I was a two-time high school graduate, I sailed with Antilles school for 4 years and after graduating I sailed for Portsmouth Abbey during an extra year of prep school, in an attempt to get smarter.

Jonah: What's your favorite memory from Navy Sailing?

Nico: My favorite Navy sailing memory is from my plebe year, I bet Patrick Snow (King of inter-colligate sailing) on race day that whoever lost had to shave one of their legs. I proceeded to go up to the coach's office and bribe them to give me Pats all-star crew Mary Morroco. Then smoked him in every race, which everyone thought was funny until we hit the dock and the dude blew his lid on me. But man he sure did look good for the ladies with that shaved leg at one of our biggest events at St.Mary's that weekend. Love ya Pat.

Jonah: What are you trying to do after graduation?

Nico: After the academy hopefully, the Navy lets me fly a plane or something but if not I'm good with being the janitor at flight school as long as I'm close to the beach and there's cold beer.

Jonah: Do you have any tips for the new plebes?

Nico: For the green-horns, when you come into the Academy take everything for what its worth but don't let it change you as a person and always remember where you're coming from. Have fun with it, don't take yourself too seriously that you don't make memories that you later on regret. Go with the flow, surround yourself with the people you admire and at the end of the day if you're a good dude things will be iree.

Pentagon Sailing Club
Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

Register here if you'd like to attend the Zoom presentation graciously given by the Duvergers on their Bermuda sail. The link and password will be sent only to registrants one hour before start time!
Date: Monday, 20 April 2020
Time: 1800/6pm (1745/5:45pm pre-start for set-up)

American Sailing Association

American Sailing Association

What do you call tall and handsome? 😉

Not sure the Governor is a sailor.....Department of Natural Resources Issues Guidance on Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home O...

Not sure the Governor is a sailor.....

Department of Natural Resources Issues Guidance on Governor Hogan’s Stay at Home Order

March 30, 2020
Coronavirus iconGovernor Larry Hogan has issued an executive order on March 30, 2020, which institutes a Stay at Home directive and says that no Maryland resident should be leaving their home unless it is for an essential job or reason, such as obtaining food or medicine, seeking urgent medical attention, or for other necessary purposes.

While the order does allow for outdoor exercise recreation, the Maryland Department of Natural Resources (DNR) is reaffirming the need for members of the public who engage in outdoor recreation to follow all rules and guidelines in place to prevent the spread of the COVID-19 pandemic.

Governor Hogan has stressed that safely practiced outdoor recreation time is essential to health and well-being. Most Maryland state parks and other public lands remain open, and residents may engage in safe, isolated activities.

Under the executive order, no Marylander should leave their home except for an essential reason. Therefore, recreational boating is not allowed. Subsistence hunting and fishing — limited hunting and limited recreational fishing and crabbing for sustenance — can continue, however social distancing must be adhered to strictly. No permits for fishing tournaments, including virtual tournaments, will be issued by the department until further notice. Commercial fishing is deemed essential and may continue since it is part of the food supply chain.

Anyone engaging in outdoor activity needs to follow social distancing and other CDC guidelines and state regulations. The department website includes a guide to social distancing and safe outdoor activity.

Some key guidelines include:

Only individuals, immediate family members, and people who reside together should engage in outdoor activities — these groups should be limited to 10 people or fewer, and distance of at least six feet from others should be maintained.
Extra soap or hand sanitizer should be packed for any activity.
Anyone who is sick or has been sick the past two weeks should stay home.
The department has been proactive in protecting public and employee health since Governor Hogan first declared a state of emergency on March 5, 2020. DNR has closed its offices and licensing centers and canceled public meetings and special events. State beaches, campgrounds, pavilions, playgrounds, and other facilities have been closed to prevent potential spread of the virus.

In recent weeks, department staff has reported that the vast majority of state park visitors are enjoying passive, solitary activities and complying with the governor’s orders on social distancing and avoiding gatherings of more than 10 people.

Maryland Natural Resources Police, an essential first responder force, and Maryland State Parks staff will continue to patrol these sites and other locations to enforce the orders, disperse crowds and protect the public.

Sailing More

Sailing More

Spinnaker Time on 470 !
#Repost Camille Lecointre & Aloïse Retornaz - Tokyo 2020
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Isla De Mallorca, Baleares

🏄‍♀️Planning des Kings of the divan 🌬
Un peu d’ondes positives pour terminer cette semaine à la maison 😁 🏄‍♀️
Nos derniers bords de planning à Palma 🏝 Hâte de retrouver ces sensations 🤩
Bon week-end à tous et bon courage à ceux qui sont sur le front 💪🦸🏽‍♀️🦸🏼‍♂️

#restonscheznous #positivevibes #ffvoilefra #470 #470sailing #470class #sailfast #sailing #sail #spinnakertime #spinnaker #spi #sailingpassion #sailinginstagram

Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

The Pentagon Sailing Club

Corona Virus Response


Dear sailors, friends and shipmates,

Though it goes against our desire to get out on the water again after winter, the bridge has decided to cancel or postpone all events for the next two weeks and possibly longer.

The following event this weekend is cancelled;

1) Winter training Anchoring, Rafting and Chartering on Sunday.

We will refund event fees for cancelled events and reschedule as many as practical once the situation is safer for the entire community. The bridge will continue to listen to guidance from local government and the JBAB leadership to evaluate risks and make decisions about future events.

We are sorry to disappoint our members who are enthusiastic for starting the sailing season. We hope you and your loved ones are all safe and well.

Fair winds and health to all,

David Kunselman


Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

“This Old [PSC Club]House,”

In January, our River Team Captain team expanded with the addition of the Clubhouse Captain. The Captain’s mission is to rehabilitate the Pentagon Sailing Club’s (PSC) storage facility (aka “Clubhouse”) located in the northeast corner of the Capital Cove Marina storage area. In late Fall 2019, inspections of the structure’s facade and foundation revealed the need for maintenance actions to ensure the club may continue to have a place to store equipment, tools, and other items needed to sustain the Catalina 22 fleet activities.

Jerome Jenkins, who joined PSC in 2019, volunteered to serve as Captain of the Clubhouse crew and lead the repair effort. Suffice it to say, he will welcome aboard any PSC member who would like to support the mission to rehabilitate the clubhouse. So if you possess novice, intermediate, or expert building maintenance skills, please consider joining the Clubhouse Crew.

Please contact Jerome Jenkins at [email protected] if you would like to join the Clubhouse crew or have questions.

Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

Winter Training Piloting and Navigation classes complete! Hope you all enjoyed learning from Mr Ross and have a whole new set of skills to add to your sailing repertoire 🎉⛵🧭📐📏

Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

What: Mt. Vernon Flotilla
When: May 16, 2020 8am – 6pm, rain date May 17
Where: JBAB Capital Cove Marina PSC Club House

Come Join the Mt. Vernon Flotilla!
PSC is going to take up to 4 Capri 22 sailboats from Capital Cove Marina at JBAB to Mt. Vernon. Leaving the docks at 8:30am we plan to dock at Mt Vernon no later than 11:30am. We will have lunch, take in Mt. Vernon, and depart by 2:30pm. Plan on returning to JBAB no later than 5:30 pm. Everyone sailing will have to already have a valid Mt. Vernon season pass or purchase a day pass, $20 for adults (or $14 w/mil ID), at the dock. Each boat will have a qualified river skipper assigned and the six hours of sailing time will offer a great opportunity to meet other PSC members and for beginner and intermediate sailors to build sail trimming skills, get tiller time, gain experience motoring, and get docking experience on docks you have never seen before. Event registration coming soon!!


Looking for a volunteer to cull through our storage unit in Annapolis. We have a lot of old paperwork that goes back to the origin of USNSA. Some of it sensitive and needs to be shredded. Some of it is books and momentos from when we had an office.
I’d like to reduce our overhead and close this up.
Anybody interested?



The winds yesterday in Newport were absolutely insane!! Honestly....just like a tropical storm. Wow! Understandably there’s some language in this clip - if you can even hear it over the howling wind! Thank you to Max Petrushonis for sharing this incredible video with eweather!

Navy Sailing

Navy Sailing

If we’re testing dry suits, you know what that means...first practice next Tuesday!!

Pentagon Sailing Club
Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

Don't forget the membership meeting at Rhodeside Grill tomorrow night!
6pm social hour : 7pm start
Let's show our support and learn about a wonderful program for our fellow sailors and veterans! 🎉
1836 Wilson Blvd, Arlington, VA 22201
(703) 243-0145

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race

Clipper Round the World Yacht Race


Outwit the Doldrums, conquer the Pacific and face up against Mother Nature. The Clipper Race offers the ultimate sailing challenge. This supreme challenge is taken on by ordinary, everyday people.

Applications are now open for the 2021-22 edition of the Clipper Round the World Yacht Race. Seize the moment, unleash the adventure. Visit

Pentagon Sailing Club

Pentagon Sailing Club

Awesome turnout at our Training Meeting today! It’s going to be an AWESOME 2020 in the Pentagon Sailing Club!

NPS Sailing Association

NPS Sailing Association

The weather might not be conducive to sailing, but we do have time to get together in the Trident room and say goodbye to club members departing after the Winter graduation.

NPS Sailing Association

NPS Sailing Association

Both Santana’s participated in the Lighted Boat Parade with about a dozen club members. Special Danke to Rebecca for the German theme Christmas Markt on the dock with Glühwein and Wurst!

US Sailing Team
US Sailing Team

US Sailing Team

Our 49ers are looking good at Worlds! 🇺🇸🙌 Click to read the full report on yesterday's tricky conditions.

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest

U.S. Coast Guard Pacific Southwest

We hope everyone had a happy and safe Thanksgiving! If someone you love enjoys going out on the water, consider getting them these items for the holidays!

Treasure Island Yacht Club

Treasure Island Yacht Club

US Sailing Team
US Sailing Team

US Sailing Team

Things are looking pretty good at pre-Worlds with 🇺🇸 leading the 49er & FX classes and in sitting in the top-three in all three fleets! 😱🙌 🎉


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This is for US Naval Academy Varsity Sailing Alumni. The link to the survey will not work, but you can email Hal if interested. Friends of Navy Sailing, Friends of Navy Sailing are going to have a great weekend of sailing, socializing and hearing from sailing and Navy luminaries 25 -27 August. You'll be able to go sailing on offshore boats, dinghies and Colgates depending on the interest. In addition, we’ll have Gary Jobson as a guest speaker. We would enjoy your thoughts on the weekend's activities so we can tailor them to everyone's input. You can find a link for the survey here and your feedback is greatly appreciated. Thank you for supporting Navy Sailing! Hal Gilreath '84 U.S. Naval Academy Alumni Association and Foundation 247 King George Street, Annapolis, MD 21402 (410) 295-4000 | Donate | Privacy Policy | Email Preferences
The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association posted this note: Ahoy Sailor- ANSA is teaching a new course this season titled Bareboat Coastal Cruising. It is ASA 104. The course helps prepare you with first-hand, boat-oriented, experiences useful for chartering a large, 30-45’, mono-hull sailing vessel. The course discusses knowledge of provisioning, galley operations, boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, routine maintenance procedures, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation including basic chart plotting and GPS operation, multiple-anchor mooring, docking, health & safety, emergency operations, weather interpretation, and dinghy/tender operation. If you are considering chartering a sailboat in the future, this course could be for you. It is for experienced sailors who have completed ASA 101 and 103. There are two classes this season: - CLASS #1: Live-aboard both May 19- 20 and June 9-10 {SPACE STILL AVAILABLE} - CLASS #2: Live-aboard both July 7-8 and July 21-22 {NEARLY FULL} To learn more about the course, please click on this brand new write-up Hope to see you aboard for the new course soon. Jim PS- If interested in learning about ASA 101 and 103, please click on
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I just thought you guys might like to see my recent painting. Signal flags state: "NEVER FORGET." It's the USS George Washington underway out of the port of New York City. I am also working on a few images of Navy sailing vessels.