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Save $175 on a Basic Sailing course!

Learning the basics of sailing with the Annapolis Sailing School only takes one weekend! Our Basic Sailor Certified Accelerated course will immerse you in the sailing world through a hands-on approach that we have been successfully using since 1959! Come discover why they call Annapolis the Sailing Capital of the United States! Learn more or use promo code "BlackFridaySailing" and book now.

This offer is valid for the April 27th or May 25th Basic Sailor Certified Accelerated courses.

This offer starts November 23rd and expires November 28th. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

 

Give the Gift of Sailing and Save 10%!

Create a custom gift voucher for a specific class and give the gift of sailing. Choose any of our classes and save 10% when you use promo code "Giving_Sailing". Our most popular gifts are listed below! If you wish to purchase a generic voucher at 10% off, please call us at 410-267-7205.

This offer starts November 23rd and expires November 28th. This offer cannot be combined with any other offers.

 

Evening Sail

Experience our Evening Sail with the backdrop of the setting sun over the historic town of Annapolis and the beautiful Chesapeake Bay.evening 2

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Basic Sailing Courses

Our basic sailing classes offer a fun, hands-on introduction to sailing. 

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Cruising Boat Courses 

From all-inclusive romantic getaways to week-long certification courses, we have your cruising needs covered. 

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Youth Sailing (Click here to purchase youth vouchers)

Our summer youth programs are all about providing a safe environment to have fun, and learn to sail! (Ages 5-15) 

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What Course is For You?

So which course is for you? Lots of options are available to ensure the perfect fit. Generally, there are three different reasons one might take sailing lessons: you intend on purchasing a sailboat, you would like to rent or charter sailboats in the future, or you are just looking to try something new. The courses offered try to capture each of these needs.

1. You would like to be able to better operate a vessel that you own or want to buy.

The size of the boat you own or want to buy will be a factor in deciding what course you will need to take. Generally, sailboats are categorized as daysailers or cruisers. Daysailers are boats without overnight accomodaions, similar to the Rainbow 24 used in our basic courses. Look for courses under "Course Modules" and "Basic Courses". Cruisers are boats with the amenities necessary to live on-board. The cruising courses cover everything you need to become an expert. If you are starting from scratch, recommend you take some basic courses to learn the fundamentals.

2. You would like to rent or charter sailboats.

You’ve seen those beautiful pictures in the sailing magazines - families and friends cruising the Caribbean waters, full sails, clear skies, and endless horizons. In order to charter a boat in most cruising destinations, you will need an American Sailing Association certification level 104 or equivalent. The prerequisites for the 104 certification are ASA 101 and 103 certifications. You can complete 101 through either our “Course Modules” or “Keelboat Courses”. The difference between the two is described below. There are also multiple ways to get the 103 and 104 certifications. These courses are highlighted in "Cruising Courses". Just remember to look for the ASA certification levels when looking through the courses.

3. You are looking for a great experience on the water.

We can absolutely make that happen, too. Check out our Recreation tab and see what we have to offer! From two-hour sails to weekend getaways, we will show you why people are so passionate about sailing. But be warned: once you experience sailing, you may be hooked!

 


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Captain Your Course Modules

Our Captain Your Course Modules are one-day classes that focus on a specific set of skills. This structure of classes allows you to tailor your learning to your own schedule. These classes progress from the most basic topics for someone who has never been out on a boat, to advanced techniques for getting everything you can out of your boat. The courses are taught on our Rainbow 24s and in the classroom, giving both hands on and theoretical knowledge. These classes are not meant to teach you everything, but rather to provide you with a foundation of knowledge on which to build. 

Click here to view our modules

Basic Courses

Our keelboat courses are taught on Rainbow 24s. These courses consist of two or more modules grouped together at a discounted price. In the two-day IMG 0192course, the Basic Sailor, you learn the basic operational skills. In the three-day course, the Basic Sailor Certified, we are able to test you for your American Sailing Association Basic Keelboat certification. Tack on two more days and you will gain boat handling confidence and sail trim proficiency. The skills learned in these classes are easily applicable to a wide variety of boats and styles of sailing. Additionally, you will find an accelerated version of modules A-C to get you certified in just one weekend! Yes, we can teach you to sail and certify you in just one weekend (Friday night, Saturday, Sunday). 

Click here to view our Basic Keelboat Courses

Cruising Courses

Cruising Courses are taught with our Beneteau 37 auxiliary cruisers. These courses are perfect for people who are preparing for vacation on a chartered boat, own their own cruising boat but want to learn how to use it better, or people who are considering getting into cruising. Generally, the courses teach the skills you need to spend extended periods of time on a cruising boat, though each course will focus in on different aspects, all sailing courses remain interdisciplinary. 

Click here to view our cruising courses

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