PRSA Spring Regatta : Potomac River Sailing Association

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All one-design classes 20 feet or under are invited. We sail on the Potomac River with the Capitol and monuments as a backdrop. For our out of town guests, please let us know if you need help with finding crew or lodging. We are here to assist in any way we are able!

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News & Notices

  • May 25, 2018 15:33 EST

    Please take note that the annual Rolling Thunder ride takes place in DC on Saturday (a route map is at the bottom of this page:  Bikers will be staging near the Pentagon, on 395, and on the GW Parkway south in preparation for the ride.  Although the ride doesn’t start until 12 there are road closures around the Pentagon ( and on the Memorial Bridge.  The volume of riders often means traffic backups (especially if you are coming from/through DC to the marina).  


  • May 25, 2018 15:33 EST

    Greetings PRSA Spring Regatta Sailors! 

    Visiting competitors bringing a boat to Washington Sailing Marina (WSM) should enter gate code #526 to access the dry sail area.  You will then need to obtain a visitor pass from the check-in table (near the picnic tables in the “grove” area) to display in your car.  The visitor gate code is to be used *only* 1 time each day for 1 vehicle towing the visiting boat.  Please do not enter/exit multiple times or share the gate code (PRSA is charged for each use of the code).  Any additional vehicles must to park in the main parking lot outside of the dry sail area.  

    If you are visiting PRSA for the Spring Regatta please arrive in enough time to pick up your parking pass prior to the skipper’s meeting.  Visitors should consult the WSM map (posted to the Regatta Documents online area and on the regatta Notice Board) for information on where visiting boats and cars should be parked.  The area for car parking is circled in black.  Visiting boats may be parked in the following slips on K-Row: 5,7,10,13,16,18,21,22,24,26

    Competitors registering after 6:00 pm on Friday, May 24, will need to pay the entry fee at the gate ($10, cash only) and leave the receipt on your dashboard.  Late or on-site registrants for the upper course should check-in with Lisa-Marie Lane (703-209-3653) at the check-in table in the grove or at her dry sail slip (D10) on Saturday morning.  


  • May 25, 2018 15:32 EST

    The sailing instructions have been posted to the regatta website. Please make sure to read through the sailing instructions prior the skipper's meeting (1000 on Saturday). If you would like a hard copy of the sailing instructions please print one for your self in advance. In keeping with PRSA's commitment to sustainability we will only have a limited number of hard copies available at the regatta. 

  • May 24, 2018 00:09 EST

    Unfortunately PRSA will not be able to offer lower course racing at the PRSA Spring Regatta this year. We are happy to provide a shorter course on the upper race course near Hains Point organized by our primary Race Committee for Penguins and Lasers. This would be the same start/finish line as the upper course boats, but a windward mark set shorter than the full course length for the other boats. We would also have a later first race time for your classes to allow time to reach the course (or you could put in at Gravelly Point to shorten the sailing distance to the course). Alternately, we will refund your registration fees if you choose not to sail. We apologize for the inconvenience. Skippers registered for the lower course should let us know at your earliest convenience whether you would like to join us on the upper course or whether you'd like a refund. Please feel free to contact one of our regatta co-chairs (Kyra Tallon,, or Nic Bogren, or PRSA Rear Commodore Aaron Boesenecker ( if you should have any questions. ...

  • Apr 15, 2018 22:25

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