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, RS Teras, Lasers, Club 420s, and Flying Scots. Week-long classes are available for juniors and adults. Shorter sessions are available for youngers students (ages 6-7). In addition, adult private sailing lessons are available all summer upon request.
DCSS shares facilities with the Deep Creek Lake Sailing Association (Turkey Neck) and holds some classes at Deep Creek Yacht Club, Inc. (Thousand Acres), but DCSS 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 and Wednesday evening racing.
DCSS does not rent sailboats.
*DCSS is an equal opportunity employer and admits students of any race, gender, and national origin to all the rights, privileges, programs, and activities generally accorded or made available to students at the school in compliance with the requirements of 501 (c)(3) not-for-profit organization.