Nestled in the mountains in the protected waters on the southern end of Western Maryland’s largest fresh water lake, Deep Creek Sailing School (DCSS) instructs people of all ages in the sport of sailing. U.S. Sailing-certified instructors guide students through water and boat safety, basic sailing, boat handling, and, for our more advanced students, racing techniques, using Optimist Prams, Lasers, and Flying Scots. Week-long classes are available for juniors, teens, and adults. In addition, adult private sailing lessons are available all summer upon request.
DCSS shares facilities with the Deep Creek Yacht Club at Turkey Neck, but is a completely separate 501(c)3 nonprofit organization and open to the entire community. Sailing school graduates are encouraged to participate all summer in weekend racing.
Advanced Sailing Week (New!) Week of July 24 at Deerhaven Anyone 16 and older can take their sailing skills to the next level. Improve your boat handling and crew work.Learn go fast techniques that will improve your racing performance including spinnaker sets and take downs, mark roundings and upwind and downwind tactics. This is perfect for those new to racing and for those wanting to move up in the fleet.