Potomac River Sailing Association

Club Address

Washington Sailing Marina
1 Marina Drive
Alexandria VA 22314
United States

Club Phone

703 548 9027

Club Link

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Club History


PRSA was founded in 1935 to provide a focal point for small boat sailing on the Potomac. PRSA is a member of the CBYRA. If you are new to the area or new to sailing, there is no better way to meet others with similar interests than through PRSA. While PRSA is surprisingly affordable, it offers a sailing experience second to none. We hold more than 40 days of bona fide one-design racing every year –more than 150 races, with roughly 2,500 dinghy starts — plus weekday evening races, clinics, and various fleet-sponsored activities. We doubt there is any club on the Bay with a racing program as active as ours, and certainly nothing comparable to our low cost. We hope you plan on sailing with us this year. Read a summary of the history of the club here. Our list of recent Commodores is now available for review,

Sailing Area

We sail out of the Washington Sailing Marina. Our “upper course” is 1.5 miles up the river from the marina between Haines Point and Reagan National Airport and south of the 14th Street Bridge. Our “lower course” is off of the powerplant at the north end of Old Town Alexandria. The “cove” is the site of evening sailing and is off the docks and north of WSM.

Local Accomodations

  • Barney's house - 10min away
  • Joanna's dad's house - 30min away
  • billeting with club members
  • The Westin Alexandria - 10min away

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