The Sailing Academy

The Sailing Academy

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2.5 hours of basic sailing instruction with chance to take helm, or private charter on Chesapeake Bay waters 30-45 minutes from DC

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Promotional value expires Sep 11, 2013. Amount paid never expires. Limit 2 per person, may buy multiple as gifts. Valid only for option purchased. Reservation required. Must sign waiver. Subject to weather. 48hr cancellation notice required or $50 fee may apply. Must be 7 years or older for private sailing excursion. Must be 16 years or older for Try Sailing course. Merchant is solely responsible to purchasers for the care and quality of the advertised goods and services.

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During the 2.5-hour course, first-time sailors take in the sights and sounds of riding in a sailboat and may take the helm and steer under instructor guidance.

Participants board one of the academy’s boats for a 2.5-hour sail around Herring Bay and out to the wider waters of the Chesapeake.

The Sailing Academy

Begun as a sailing club founded by cruising sailors, The Sailing Academy harnesses the wind to explore new destinations rather than for racing or other high-speed maneuvers. Seasoned instructors use an on-water coaching method, eschewing copious dry-land classroom time because they know that the best way for students to learn how to parallel park a yacht is by doing it. They helm beginner through advanced courses in general sailing and more specialized courses in coastal navigation, coastal cruising, and bareboat chartering. Aboard their fleet's vessels, which include a Catalina and a Jeanneau, they also take small groups out for charters in local waters. Their location on the bay south of Annapolis enables captains and students to sail free from the confines of crowded city harbors and maneuver more freely. Though the academy doesn't rent out its boats, students can charter a boat for a day, and club members earn regular vessel access.

Customer Reviews

63 Ratings

I would recommend sailing with Angie- she was so nice, entertained us with stories about her experiences sailing, and was an incredibly effective teacher!
Anne J. · July 19, 2014
It was a great experience and out Captain was the best. We had a great time and would love to do it again! thanks
Darlene · October 21, 2013
We had a great time. It was wonderful to learn the basics about sailing. Thank you!
Lisa H. · August 20, 2013
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    The Sailing Academy

    411 Deale Rd.

    Tracys Landing, MD 20779


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