Take to the water for the most comprehensive Learn to Sail course available and gain the basic building blocks of sailing.
Spend five full days discovering sailing fundamentals in beautiful Annapolis. Learning takes place onboard state of the art sportsboats and includes an explanation of basic boat parts as well as how to rig the sails. The curriculum includes rules of the sea, maneuvering in tight areas, light and heavy wind sailing techniques, principles of boat balance, seamanship skills, knots, reefing, anchoring, docking, mooring approaches and much, much more.
Whether you're looking to get started or build upon existing knowledge, you'll learn the necessary skills to become a competent sailor and attain the necessary skills to confidently skipper a boat in a variety of conditions. Excellent instructors, fast boats and a beautiful setting – what more could you ask for in a sailing adventure?
The US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification is awarded at the end of the course.
Learn to sail at a top ranking sailing school, world renowned for its teaching methods, qualified staff and beautiful locations. You’ll be taught on the latest generation of sportboats which are more comfortable, safer, faster and offer the best learning platforms. Offshore rated, yet nimble and responsive, these boats have huge cockpits, high booms, and are extremely well balanced.
Topics covered include terminology, points of sail, tacking and gybing, sail shape & trim, seamanship skills from mooring to reefing, sailing dynamics, spinnaker fundamentals, rules of the road, reading the wind, tides and currents, knots, basic navigation and much, much more.
Sailing courses take place regularly from April to October. Sailing is weather dependent and may be postponed in adverse conditions. In this instance, a mutually convenient alternative date will be arranged.