Cancellation & Rescheduling Policies

As the operation of the School necessitates careful coordination of the number of students, boats, and instructors, we ask that you let us know immediately should you need to change your reservation for any reason. If possible, please notify us by both phone and email. Doing so ensures that your notification is received in a timely manner and that we have a record of it so that we can apply the cancellation policy accurately. We will send you an email confirmation of your cancellation. If you wish to reschedule, very effort will be made to reschedule your reservation on a space available basis.

Cancellation or Delay of Course by School

The School reserves the right to cancel or delay courses due to weather conditions and staff issues. If a class is cancelled by us, arrangements will be made to make up the class or give sailing credits to be used by the student at a later date. This will not apply to live-aboard cruising courses in progress wherein weather conditions may prevent boats on the cruise from leaving their anchorage on a given day. It should be understood that the cruise is designed to acquaint you with actual cruising conditions and how to conduct your cruise given different weather conditions. Nevertheless, an effort will be made during the cruise to make up sailing time if it is lost due to extreme weather conditions.

Cancellation/Rescheduling by Student

The following charts show the notice required for rescheduling or cancelling a course in order to receive a refund.

For all Kidship Camps, Powerboat School Courses, and Keelboat Courses except TrySails bought from Groupon or LivingSocial and Cruising Courses. cancellation chart


 * Changes made more than once to the start date or to the number of students (if fewer than originally reserved) will incur

a $25.00 fee for each occasion and will need to be paid prior to the rescheduled course being confirmed by the School.

** Prices of courses are subject to change from one year to the next. Credit given will be for a dollar amount and not for a specific course. That dollar amount may be applied to any course that we offer.

TrySails purchased through Groupon or LivingSocial

  • TrySails purchased through Groupon or LivingSocial are redeemed by the School on the day the reservation is taken by the office and are not refundable by the School.
  • A TrySail can be rescheduled with 72-hours-notice. Changes made more than once to the start date or to the number of students (if fewer than originally reserved) will incur a $25.00 fee for each occasion and will need to be paid prior to the rescheduled course being confirmed by the School.
  • Cancelling a TrySail with less than 72-hours-notice will constitute a forfeiture of the coupon and its value.
  • If a TrySail is not scheduled by the expiration date on the coupon, the dollar amount paid for the coupon can be used toward the purchase of a future, full-price course.
  • Students should arrive at the School 15 minutes before the scheduled start time. The boat will leave the dock on time.


Rental reservations are charged at the time of booking. Rescheduling within three calendar days of the original scheduled start of the reservation will result in a $50 rescheduling fee per occurrence. Cancellations made within two calendar days of the scheduled day of the reservation will receive no refund.

Gift Certificates

Gift certificates are valid for 5 years from the date of purchase and are non-refundable.

Privacy Policy

The Privacy Policy of Scuttlebutt LLC doing business as Annapolis Sailing School (including our divisions Annapolis Powerboat School, Annapolis Water Experiences (AWE), Bembe Beach Events and KidShip Sailing) is committed to maintaining privacy protections for our users. Our Privacy Policy is designed to help you understand how we collect, use and safeguard the information you provide to us through communications that include phone calls, e-mails, our website, product purchases, coupon purchases, course registration, and boat or property rental forms. The Company reserves the right to change this policy at any time and you should periodically check the website and this privacy policy for updates.

For the purpose of this policy, "Service(s)" refers to the Company's service(s) which can be accessed via our website at, over the phone with our staff, or in person on our property. The terms "we", "us", and "our" refer to the Company. "You" refers to you, as a user of our offered service(s). Upon providing your Personal Information you consent to our collection, storage, use, and disclosure of your personal information as described in this Privacy Policy.


We gather personal information when you request information through the website, register for courses or camps, rent boats, purchase products, rent the property for an event, or purchase coupons for special offers that allow us to provide you a service. We collect "Non-Personal Information" and "Personal Information." Non-Personal Information includes information that cannot be used to personally identify you, such as anonymous usage data, general demographic information we may collect, referring/exit pages, and URLs, platform types, preferences you submit and/or are generated based on the data you submit and number of clicks. Personal information includes any information provided by you when you request further information, register for a course, purchase a product, purchase a coupon for a special offering, or rent a boat or the venue for an event.


E-mails may be used to contact users in response to questions, solicit feedback from users, and inform users about promotional offers. The use of other Personal Information you provide to us is limited to providing to you services or products and your payment, unless otherwise stated in this policy.

We do not sell, trade, rent, or otherwise share for marketing purposes your Personal information with third parties, other than as stated in this Privacy Policy. We use third party vendors for the on-line registration system, credit card processing, and e-mail communications. Those vendors use your personal information only at our direction and in accordance with our Privacy Policy.

Personal Information will be provided if it is required to respond to a legal process (i.e., court order, subpoena) or to establish or exercise our legal rights or defend against legal claims or when we believe it is necessary to share information in order to investigate, prevent, or take action regarding illegal activities, suspected fraud, situations involving potential threats to the physical safety of any person or as otherwise required by law.

In general, we use Non-Personal Information to help us improve the Service and customize the user experience on our website and track trends and analyze patterns on the website. This Privacy Policy does not limit in any way our use or disclosure of Non-Personal Information and we reserve the right to use and disclose such Non-Personal Information to our partners, advertisers and other third parties at our discretion.

In the event we undergo a business transaction such as a merger, acquisition by another company, or sale of all or a portion of our assets, your Personal Information may be among the assets transferred. You acknowledge and consent that such transfers may occur and are permitted by this Privacy Policy, and that any acquirer of our assets may continue to process your Personal Information as set forth in this Privacy Policy.


We protect your information from potential security breaches by implementing certain technological security measures. However, these measures do not guarantee that your information will not be accessed, disclosed, altered or destroyed by breach of such firewalls and secure server software. By using our Service, you acknowledge that you understand and agree to assume these risks.


You have the right at any time to prevent us from contacting you for marketing purposes. When we send a promotional communication to a user, the user can opt out of further promotional communications by following the unsubscribe instructions provided in the promotional e-mail.


As part of the Service, we provide links to or compatibility with other websites or applications. However, we are not responsible for the privacy practices employed by those websites or the information or content they contain. This Privacy Policy applies solely to information collected by us through the Site and the Service. Therefore, this Privacy Policy does not apply to your use of a third party website or application, then the privacy policy of that other website or application will apply to your access or use of that site or application. We encourage our users to read the privacy statements of other websites before proceeding to use them.


If you have any questions regarding this Privacy Policy, practices of this Site, or anything else about the Annapolis Sailing School, please contact us by sending an e-mail to This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. , call us at (800) 638-9192 or (410) 267-8082, or send your request to : Annapolis Sailing School, P.O. Box 3334, Annapolis, MD 21403.