The NIH Sailing Association

is a sailing club for NIH and NOAA employees. Our club has been in Montgomery County, Maryland since 1964 and owns five Flying Scot boats in Selby Bay (just south of Annapolis, Maryland) that members can charter. We also offer training, racing and social activities for our members. Come join the fun!


We sail Flying Scots.

Flying Scots are 19-ft sloop-rigged centerboard daysailers. Our five Scots are in slips at Selby Bay. Members qualify to charter our boats by completing the club's Basic Training Course, or by demonstrating their competence in a comprehensive checkout sail.


Members take care of the boats, and all members are required to do their share of maintenance. We also organize a club regatta series every year along with opportunities for big boat sails and group cruises. Are you a NIH or NOAA employee who wants to learn to sail? Take our Basic Training Course!

What We Do


Club Calendar


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