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Who We Are


The Universal Sailing Club (USC) was founded in 2001 by Marcus Asante and Michael Campbell, who gathered sailors on the Chesapeake Bay, from Baltimore, Annapolis and Washington, and the D.C. areas. The club was conceived of for African Americans to share culture and camaraderie while sailing on the bay’s wondrous tributaries and exploring the many culturally significant, historic landmarks. Asante became the club’s first commodore with a background as a sailing instructor, inviting Campbell to serve as co-founder and first fleet captain. 


The USC welcomes all sailors that express interest to align with its powerful mission and vision.

Meet our captains

Marcus Asante - Founder

SV Makossa

Michael Campbell - Co-Founder

SV Spirit

Peter Hardie - Past Commodore

SV Surfbird

C. Adrienne Daniels - Commodore

SV Christella J

Susan Lynch

SV Suniyani

Bill Reddick

Black Jacks

Larry Lewis

SV All Talk

Woody and Evelyn Leach

SV Peaceful Retreat


Raymond Jenkins

SV Godspeed "Time Well Spent"

Brian Morrison

SV Rekofa the Blue Whale

Linda Giles

SV Amazing Grace

Howard Kea

Captain Keanne on Carpe Diem

Keanne Henry - Membership Chair

SV Carpe Diem