A Fleet of Day Sailers - Ready and Waiting for You
Sail Club Level 1 Annual membership Includes Unlimited Use of:
- (6) 26' J/80's
- (3) Harbor 20's
- Easy Online Boat Reservation System - Step Aboard and Go!
- No Maintenance, Repair or Dock Fees Check out the Membership Plans
For Overnight Use, Check Our Cruising Boats
There's a better and more economical way to go sailing than renting or chartering a sailboat. Join the Club and have immediate access to a fleet of modern daysailers like the Club's Harbor 20 sailboats.
The Schock-designed Harbor 20's blend the classic beauty of a traditional daysailer with state-of-the-art marine technology. While the Harbor 20 presents a graceful shearline, its thoroughly modern underbody and rig make for a fast and easily-handled contemporary daysailer.
With incredible stability and loads of conveniences, the Harbor 20 can be rigged in minutes and sailed single-handedly, or with a group. There's no better opportunity to share sailing excitement with friends and family-whether they're seasoned sailors or not.
Sailing can be the world's best family sport and the Club makes it incredibly easy and convenient. The key is a boat that holds the attention and interest of many types of sailors - without the hassles of slip fees, maintenance, insurance and trailers. The Club's fleet of J/80 sailboats offer it all, with thrilling 15 knot rides under spinnaker or relaxed sunset cruises with mainsail only. SAILING WORLD rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, and safe - an ideal boat for day sailing on the Chesapeake Bay.
Thanks to its 1400lb. fixed lead keel, the Club's J/80's have a big-boat feel and require less crew - although there's plenty of room for the whole family or crew of friends. The boom is high for safety and good visibility. No one has to clamber over a cabin top because everyone sits in the 12 ft. long cockpit. Even toddlers are contained by playpen-high cockpit sides.
Harbor 20 Designer: Tom Schock
Club Member Testimonials
This is sailing heaven if you like your boats, fast, fun, easily accessible and you simply want to just go sailing with the minimum of fuss. I mean literally pack the Jeep with a picnic, your family/friends, collect some ice and be skimming across the Bay in no time. Our usual time from leaving the house in Arlington Va to puttering out of the slip is right on one hour. "...the real hidden equation here is in the time factor. Time becomes an even rarer commodity than anything else within our busy lives. With this concept you are going to maximize your hours spent under canvass surrounded by your family and friends with a whole team behind you to worry about the watering and feeding." Hey Paul! As so often happens after a great J/80 sail, I feel a swell of gratitude to you and the entire J/Port group for making it possible. The enthusiasm and integrity of everyone is a pleasure to be a part of... Your infinite willingness to find ways to make the club so much more than an offer of inexpensive sailing is deeply appreciated. Thank you, thank you, thank you. "Not having to maintain, haul out in the winter, worry about storms, etc cetera, more than makes up for [not owning]. It's a no-brainer!" "You won't find a more economical, less stressed and more convenient way to go sailing. The club takes care of everything. All you do is make a reservation, show up and go sailing. There are no hassles or hidden costs." The H20 is a blast. Thank you for bringing it on and making the introduction simple and fun. It keeps things interesting! Proof is in the pudding. She sailed us out of the creek and didn' t let go of the tiller til we got back into the creek about 1hour 20 minutes later. Bravo! "...one thing you didn't ask about is the club's members. They are the really unique resource and one of the things that make the club so special. If you need a sailing partner to show you the ropes or just to keep you company while you are sailing someone will be there...." "During the April-November season I try to get out once or twice a week for a day sail. Winter is a little tougher but there are nice days and the J80s and J105s are ready all year around." Thanks for your help in planning my trip. Having someone who has actually sailed there and knows the best places to go is a real help. I don't normally write thank you letters because good service should be expected but my experience with Chesapeake Boating Club has been so far above what I expected that I wanted to let you know how much I appreciated it. I joined the Jport Sailing Club last year because I wanted to have access to sailing on weekends. The boats were great and so were the people, and soon I found myself crewing in races and commuting to Annapolis from my home in Arlington every chance I could. "I day-sail (and single hand) quite a bit. My wife comes with me on two longer trips (spring and fall) when we take a J32 for the week end. There is plenty of opportunity for overnight outings, especially during the week." "How can you beat it --- more sailing, more places and fewer hassles and we haven't even talked about the racing program." "For literally the same price as a yearly slip fee in Annapolis, I not only get to sail out of a prime location in Annapolis, but I don't have to purchase a boat! It's like renting a slip and getting the boat for free!" "This will be my third year with J/Port. Originally, I had planned to sail with you for a year and then look into getting my own boat. Now that I've experience all that you have to offer I am more than content to continue my membership. It's better than owning a boat. " "At the end of the day, I can hop off and not worry about dealing with the Marina or maintenance. Better yet because I have a selection of boats I can choose a specific boat for the type of sailing I want to do. The J105s with their speed can not be beat for day sailing on the bay. Eileen and I have enjoyed the J32s when we've wanted to spend a few nights on the boat and do a little cruising. " "Given the amount of use they get, the JPort boats are in amazing shape. If you owned your own boat and maintained it yourself, I'll bet it would't be in as good condition as the JPort fleet. Full time professional staff are going over the boats every day to make sure that when you get there all the stuff works like it should." "In the last two years, I've sailed more than 40 days and only used about a quarter of my reserve days. With that experience, we plan to bareboat in the British Virgin Islands [ BVI ] in late fall. The classes we took with the sailing school have helped to make our trips out on the bay more enjoyable and allowed us to plan on more adventures. I think if you total the cost of the BVI trip and J/Port it would still be less than if I owned my own boat. " "Had to pack a few personal things, get some ice, buy a few groceries and take off on a 3 day adventure less than an hour after stepping foot aboard. That's what a sailing time share is all about: for busy folks who don't have the time to own their own boat but love to sail a good boat." Paul and Nan, Lynn and I did our summer cruise last week and I wanted to let you know what a great time we had. The J/32 was in perfect shape, every component worked exactly like it should and we had no problems or drama whatsoever. "... Ellen is by nature very cautious. Your concern over safety and the condition of the boat contributed to her enjoyment of the day. As I have mentioned, I think the sailing club is the greatest thing since sliced bread. A J/80 Fan!"