are always welcome at PSA. But we make a special effort to recruit in early Spring, so new members can enjoy the entire Chesapeake sailing season. The club's Open Boat Day is our public open-house. This year on April 23rd. Anyone can take a short sail on the West River and explore our three boats. Most current members are on hand for a cook-out to meet prospective members, while others run the boat rides.
Spring Training follows the open house. PSA schedules dockside sessions and training cruises to familiarize new members with our boats. Experienced sailors can usually qualify as a skipper with a brief check-out cruise. Old timers often join these sessions for a refresher.
Periodic club sails, Wednesday racing, and maintenance days provide all members sailing oportunities without taking a boat out yourself. New members usually can find an experienced skipper willing to go out and work on whatever.
Parklawn Sailing is not a yacht club, or a sailing charter company, or a boatyard, or a sailing school. But we do train our members to help them be better sailors, work on our three boats to build skills and keep the costs down, and we socialize. For nearly 50 years Parklawn Sailing has probably been the best volunteer run recreational sailing club on Chesapeake Bay