Sports

Boating/Sailing

BOATING & SEAMANSHIP and Sailing Fundamentals courses start Sept. 8 in Beltsville with Coast Guard Auxiliary 72. 301-464-8083 or 301-779-3184.

Schools/Clubs

ANNAPOLIS SAILING SCHOOL and Powerboat School offers beginning and advanced courses, and Kidship sailing courses for ages 5 to 15. 800-638-9192.

CHESAPEAKE SAILING SCHOOL has courses in Annapolis. 800-966-0032.

J WORLD has courses in Annapolis. 800-966-2038 or 410-280-2040.

MARINER SAILING SCHOOL offers courses in Alexandria. 703-768-0018.

WOMANSHIP offers courses in Annapolis. 800-342-9295

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U.S. COAST GUARD AUXILIARIES and U.S. Power Squadrons offer power and sail courses. 800-336-2628; in Virginia, 800-245-2628.

Cycling

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ALL AMERICAN CLUB -- Damascus. 301-253-5800.

ATLANTIC CYCLING -- 301-610-0526.

BIKE & BRUNCH -- 301-881-2453.

BIKE THE SITES -- 202-842-2453.

FREDERICKSBURG CYCLISTS -- 540-373-1451.

MID-ATLANTIC OFF-ROAD Enthusiasts -- 703-502-0359.

NATIONAL CAPITOL VELO CLUB -- 301-562-0419.

OXON HILL CLUB -- 301-567-6760.

POTOMAC PEDALERS -- 202-363-8687.

RESTON CLUB -- 703-904-0900.

SENIOR CYCLING -- 540-668-6307.

TEAM DC -- 202-882-1337.

WASHINGTON AREA BICYCLIST Association -- 202-628-2500.

WASHINGTON WOMEN OUTDOORS -- 301-864-3070.

WHOLE WHEEL VELO CLUB -- 703-426-5255.

Football

WOMEN'S FLAG league needs players and teams for October tournament. 571-330-4469.

Hiking/Camping

Trips

APPALACHIAN MOUNTAIN CLUB -- Tape: 202-298-1488.

CAPITAL CLUB -- Saturday, to Big Schloss ($18); 703-241-7430 or 703-406-9226. Bus for most trips leaves 16th and I NW at 8 a.m. with suburban stops.

CENTER CLUB -- Saturday, to southern Pennsylvania; 703-527-2349.

MOUNTAIN CLUB OF MARYLAND -- Saturday, to Patapsco Valley State Park; 410-744-6057. Wednesday, to Gunpowder and Prettyboy Dam. 410-661-3182. Wednesday, to Damascus Regional Park; 301-869-9291.

NORTHERN VIRGINIA CLUB -- Saturday, to Bluff, Marshall and Appalachian trails. Sunday, in Alexandria. Activities tape: 703-440-1805.

POTOMAC APPALACHIAN TRAIL CLUB -- Tape: 703-242-0965.

SIERRA CLUB -- Saturday, to Conestoga Trail; 703-294-6068. Sunday, to Overall Run and Heiskell Hollow. Sunday, to White Oak Canyon. Activities tape: 202-547-2326.

WANDERBIRDS -- Sunday, to White Oak Canyon ($15). 301-251-0899. Bus for most trips leaves 17th and K at 8 a.m. with suburban stops.

Motorcycles

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MOTORCYCLE SAFETY FOUNDATION offers beginner and advanced rider courses. 800-833-3995 or 800-446-9227.

Running/Walking

ARLINGTON COUNTY FAIR MILE -- Saturday at 8:30 at Thomas Jefferson Community Center, Arlington. 703-241-0395.

VOLKSMARCH 10K/5K WALKS -- Saturday and Sunday with Northern Virginia Volksmarchers; start 8 to 1 at Ballston Commons Mall, Arlington. 703-765-3128.

Future

WOMEN'S DISTANCE FESTIVAL 5K -- Aug. 28 at 8 in College Park; men's estimated time run at 8:45. 301-927-1924.

KNIGHTS OF COLUMBUS 5K -- Sept. 4 at 9 at Burke Lake Park. 703-922-4350.

LARRY NOEL GREENBELT 15K/5K -- Sept. 5 at 5 p.m. in Greenbelt. 703-241-0395.

MCRRC KIDS SLIGO RUNS -- Sept. 12 at 2 in Silver Spring, for ages 18 and under. 301-353-0200.

DCRRC TIDAL BASIN 3K -- Sept. 15 at noon at Jefferson Memorial. 703-241-0395.

KENSINGTON 8K/2-MILE -- Sept. 18 at 7:45 at Kensington Town Hall. 301-929-6083.

WRC CLUB CHALLENGE 8K -- Sept. 18 at 9 at Carderock. 703-536-7764.

MCRRC LAKE NEEDWOOD 10K -- Sept. 25 at 8 in Derwood. 301-353-0200.

PENNSYLVANIA AVENUE MILE/5K/10K -- Sept. 25 at 8:30 in Washington. 703-241-0395.

NATIONAL CAPITAL 20-MILE/5-MILE -- Sept. 26 at 7:30 in Alexandria. 703-241-0395.

Soccer

NORTHERN VIRGINIA COED team needs experienced female players. 703-566-9550.

WASHINGTON WOMEN'S league needs players. 703-827-7907.

MEN'S NORTHERN VIRGINIA team needs players for premier and recreation teams. 703-620-5425.

Softball

BLUE JAYS GIRLS U12 Northern Virginia fastpitch team holding tryouts. 703-978-2313.

Etc.

INNER QUEST offers frequent classes in kayaking, canoeing, rock climbing and caving. 703-478-1078.

VENTURE EXERCISE for blind and disabled athletes, Saturdays at D.C. YMCA. 301-248-2681.

WASHINGTON WOMEN OUTDOORS offers cycling, hiking, rock climbing, canoeing and kayaking trips and instruction. 301-864-3070.