The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association offers ASA classes in the Annapolis area and up and down the beautiful Chesapeake Bay. We have been training sailors for over 50 years. We maximize time on the water and emphasize safety in our classes. Some of our instructors are Navy D-Skippers and volunteer with the Naval Academy Offshore Training Squadron. We sail on a variety of boats from 30′ to 44′ in length.
We are a non-profit organization and our membership is open to all. Our goal is to offer affordable sailing, while providing education and supporting the sailing heritage of the Chesapeake Bay. In addition to training, we take care of our boats, sail together on the beautiful Bay, and enjoy winter get togethers and summer cookouts. After taking a course, continue to sail with us to build your skills and confidence. Get your time On the Water (OTW) and build your sailing log. We sail out of several beautiful marinas including Hartge Yacht Harbor in Galesville, Maryland, Ferry Point Marina in Arnold, and Holiday Point Marina in Edgewater. This allows us to explore a large area of the Bay, including the Magothy River, West River, and historic St Michaels.
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.
Other Services Available
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Sailboat Cruises
ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>
At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Annapolis Naval Sailing Association is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Annapolis Naval Sailing Association
|Address||Holiday Point Marina3774 Beach Drive BlvdEdgewaterMD21037USA|