Upcoming Events
  • August 20-22: ASA 201 IQC
  • August 23: ASA 203 IQC
  • August 24: ASA 204 IQC
  • August 28: Dinghy Day
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Joke of the Day
Why was it so hard to call the pirate on the phone?
He left it off the hook!

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 KeelBoat Club
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Ahoy Sailor!

We hope you've been making it through the long, hot days of summer and filling them with as much sailing as possible! Last month was an odd one for weather, but we're hoping August will bring lots of sunny days as w
e finish up our KidShip camp and forge ahead with all of our adult ASA classes!

We have some limited availability for our ASA courses through the remainder of the season. If you're looking for a private instruction, we have select days and times available as well. We're still running strong with rentals, so keep coming out and soaking up the beauty and fun of summer 2021!

Questions? Bookings? Give us a call!

See you on the water!

Fair winds,

Annapolis Sailing School
(410) 267-7205

What's Happening at Annapolis Sailing School

Quite possibly the most exciting news of the summer: we got a new boat! This beautiful Sabre 34 will be used in our ASA 103 and 104 cruising classes.
Dinghies away! Our second Dinghy Day of the summer was nothing but smooth sailing. KBC member Don T. had a lot of fun sailing on our RS Quest!
Sunny summer days are the best, but thunderstorms look pretty cool too. ASA 101 instructor John M. loved telling us about this tall, puffy storm cloud!
KidShip is heading into its final week of the summer! Campers and instructors both love getting out on the water and cooling off with water blasters!
Staff Member of the Month: John Cosby!
Introducing Staff Member of the Month! Every month, we'll highlight one of our staff members, their awesome contributions to the Sailing School, and what they like to do outside of sailing!
If you're looking for someone to teach you everything you wanted to know about celestial navigation, John Cosby is your guy! John is our marina manager, overseeing daily school operations and helping train our new dockhands. He's also certified as an ASA 101, 103, 104, 105 and 106 instructor, with a special love for teaching navigation! When he's not at the Sailing School, he can be found doing a lot of different things — playing with his dogs Patti and DeSoto, watching his baby granddaughter (his first!), cooking and grilling up delicious meals and more! Fun fact: John actually met his wife at the Sailing School when they were both working as instructors! Here's a photo of John with Patti on the docks!
Welcome Home Sabre!
Our staff members are so excited about our new-to-us Sabre 34! In looking for a new boat, we wanted a fun, well-constructed vessel that's easy for students to handle and ready for sailing seven days a week in our classes. The Sabre 34 checks all of our boxes and is a blast to sail, according to fleet manager Andrew. She even comes with a spinnaker! To learn more about just what makes this boat great, check out this review from Practical Sailor!

PS: we're looking for name ideas! If 
you have any fun Sabre or Sailing School-related name ideas, send them our way!
Get Knotty!
Learn how to tie a rescue bowline around your waist!
Impress your friends by learning how to tie a thrown bowline!
Yes, Sailing is in the Olympics!
There are 33 sports in the Olympics, but we think it's pretty clear that sailing is the best one. Tokyo 2020 Olympic sailors race on high-performance dinghies and face tight, tough competition on the water. Dinghy sailing is challenging both mentally and physically, but it also comes with the exhilarating feeling of sailing close to the water. Looking to learn more? Check out the official Olympic website to learn about the race format and more!

Fun fact: there are seven kinds of dinghies sailed in the Olympics: Lasers (men), Laser Radials (women), Finn (heavyweight men), 470s (two-person mixed crew), 49er (men's skiff), 49er FX (women's skiff) and foiling Nacra 17s! 

Want to experience the joy of dinghy sailing yourself? Contact our KeelBoat Club director Ian Morrison at to ask about joining the KBC to participate in our fun Dinghy Days, learn about competitive sailing and more! 
Four Weather Sources Sailors Love
As a sailor, you always have to be aware of what's going on with the weather. Sudden wind increases and popup storms are some of the biggest things to throw the casual day sailor off their game, but we've compiled a guide of our favorite weather apps and websites to check out!
It's always good to check multiple wind forecasts before heading out on the water. One of our favorite apps/websites is Windy. One of our favorite features is the ability to compare forecasts right on the site/in the app!
If you see clouds building on the horizon, it's never a bad idea to check the radar to see if any rain or thunderstorms are on their way toward you. We like using MyRadar, which shows current radar and weather conditions, and lightning too!
For checking the weather forecast for the day, we really like using Weather Underground. This app shows hourly forecasts, weather alerts, radar, and more! Bonus: the Sailing School has its own station!
If you're seeing rain on the radar but aren't sure if it's a shower or a storm, we recommend using My Lightning Tracker & Alerts (Lightning). You can monitor lightning strikes and receive alerts when it strikes in your radius!
New hat designs available in our online shop! Trust us, they're awesome.  Click here to check them out! 
Rep the sailing school with one of our new car magnets! Stop by the sailing school to pick yours up for FREE!
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