If you are new to cruising, you will find a wealth of experience among our members who are happy to share that knowledge with you. If you are not a member but know someone in our cruising fleet and would like to find out what our events are like, let us know — you are welcome to join us on an upcoming cruise. We also encourage guests to join us at our events in the clubhouse.

The WRSC cruising fleet consists of cruising sailboats and powerboats in all sizes. Each year, we sponsor a wide range of cruising events beginning in the early spring and ending in the late fall. Typically, these cruises are scheduled on weekends and holidays.  Our primary cruising ground is the Chesapeake Bay (see list below of our typical destinations) with the occasional long distance cruises, such as a a recent trip around the DelMarVa Peninsula.


The typical on the water event is led by a member of the cruising fleet and may be a land rendezvous or a raft-up at a destination that allows us to enjoy sailing on some of the best cruising waters in the world.  Cruising destinations are 15 to 30 miles from our clubhouse in Galesville, MD.  At our rendezvous, we socialize, share meals, and generally have a grand time.



Our fleet is a mix of boats of all sizes and types, powerboats and sailboats. Our goal, to have a good time. Have any questions or want to get out on the water with us? Contact the fleet captain at and/or join the fleet google group by sending a blank email to



This year, 17 cruises with destinations throughout the Chesapeake Bay have been identified. The majority of our cruises are weekend cruises so that working members are able to participate. Each year there is a mix of land and water based destinations such as St. Michaels, Wye River, Chester River, Solomon's, and Gibson Island to name but a few. Kids and dogs and guests are always welcome. Select those cruises that look interesting and mark your calendar. We still need a few leaders, so you see a cruise you would like to lead, contact Bernie Doyle and let him know. If you are new to cruising, joining an existing fleet is the best way to learn the ropes.

Please note, Notice of Cruises are linked in the event information. This is changed from previous years.



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