ABOUT OUR CLUB
90 years since our founding as Our Own Damn Yacht Club,
We grew from modest beginnings into one of the most active sailing clubs on the Bay. We remain a community rooted in the love of sailing and are an organization designed to nurture that love. Whether you race or cruise, sail dinghies or yachts, are experienced or not, we are the community for you. Our clubhouse and grounds occupy one of the most attractive sites on the Bay.
We offer a complete range of friendly and relaxed sailing activities as well as high caliber racing to suit all sailors. From cruising to racing, learn to sail for all ages, to our shared boat program, West River Sailing Club strives to serve every sailor — all while remaining among the most affordable sailing clubs on the Chesapeake Bay.
A VOLUNTEER CLUB
Everyone in our community lends a hand in maintaining and promoting our club.
Everything at our club, is in part, thanks to our membership. While there is no volunteer work requirement, people still pitch in whether its at the fall and spring clean ups, running a committee, or taking leadership positions on the Board of Directors.
We ask all of our members to take part in the operation of our club, as a result we are all equally invested in the well being of our community — the facilities and each other. At our annual Spring Membership Meeting, we recognize an individual who, through their volunteer efforts, had a profound affect on our community.