The James P. Muldoon River Center is the home base for the national championship sailing team and the club crew team. The $5-million boathouse was revamped and completed in September of 2009.
The River Center, located on the banks of the St. Mary's River, was named after the former chairman of the St. Mary's College of Maryland Board of Trustees, James P. Muldoon, an avid sailor and founder of the Brendan Sail Training Program.
In combination with the Rowing Center, the complex measures 13,700-square feet and is for all of St. Mary's to enjoy. The multi-purpose room upstairs is a great place to relax or study. Just off the multi-purpose room is the beautiful upper deck known as "The Captains Walk." Below is the lower deck and the monitor station. There is a classroom facility for sailing classes and other teaching functions as well as a conference room complete with a nautical library upstairs. Any St. Mary's student, faculty or staff can learn to sail free of charge and gain access to one of the College boats.
Through private donations, the waterfront includes docks, ramps and boardwalks for improved access to the river. Protection of the shoreline and other environmental concerns figured prominently in the planning.