We meet primarily in Gainesville and Manassas, depending on need. Our sailing program is broken into three classes:
- Small Boat – trailered boats about 14 feet long for Koch Cup Preparation or just fun. If there’s a ramp, we can sail.
- Day Cruising – sailing from Fort Washington, MD (across from Mount Vernon in Alexandria).
- Overnight Cruising – sailing from Deale, MD and out into the Chesapeake Bay.
How can you do Sea Scouts when Gainesville is ‘so far’ from water?
Gainesville is closer to the bay than you think! Leesylvania has one of the best launches around and is only 20 minutes from our boathouse. And like our Boy Scouts who travel to the mountains for camping – we travel to the water for sailing.
Since 2012, we have added a variety of boats to our service fleet, ranging from small FJ-class racing boats for capsize exercises to our 30ft Catalina cruiser on the Chesapeake Bay, or the Flotilla Flagship, SSTV Der PeLiKan, a 46ft Morgan Ketch which will be our home-away-from-home over the summer in 2015.
We have a strong working relationship with Boy Scout Troop 1882.
Ship 100 serves regularly at the St. Lucy Project, gathering, sorting and distributing food to pantries around the 21 counties in northern Virginia. For more information, visit the St Lucy Project.