“The joy of life comes from our encounters with new experiences, and hence there is no greater joy than to have an endlessly changing horizon, for each day to have a new and different sun.” -Christopher McCandless
Sailing is as thrilling as it is calming – or maybe as calming as it is thrilling. A day on the water can be whatever you want it to be – hard hitting and athletic or peaceful and relaxing. It’s choose your own adventure on a sailboat, and there’s a whole language that comes along with sailing: boom, vang , gybe, tack, keel, port, starboard. It goes on and on. And then there’s the boat, the equipment, etc. If this is sounding daunting to you, do not worry! When you start in the right place with the right approach, you’ll be out there in no time finding out why so many love to sail. Learning to sail can help you grow mentally, physically, and emotionally. Its benefits range from new-found confidence to gaining a new family of fellow sailors, and the ability to experience unforgettable adventures with friends and family.
Still not convinced that sailing is for you? Check out what the Chesapeake’s only sailing magazine has to say about learning to sail. SpinSheet Magazine’s vast network of experts and sailing enthusiasts have created a great resource for new sailors that’s sure to convince you. Make sailing a family tradition by getting your kids involved, or try your hand at sailboat racing. Live near the Chesapeake? They even share information on local sailing clubs that teach you how to sail on the Chesapeake Bay and beyond.
Like our friends at SpinSheet, the Annapolis Boat Shows is committed to growing the sailing community. We love sailing, and we know you will too! Come to the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show (April 29 – May 1) to learn the basics of sailing and sample the sailing lifestyle. Our First Sail Workshop provides a real, on-the-water hands-on workshop designed for the beginning sailor. Participants in the First Sail Workshop will learn the basics with a 45-minute classroom session followed by a 90-minute on the water session with SailTime and American Sailing Association instructors.
Not a beginner? We offer several other educational opportunities that fit every lifestyle and skill level. WIth offerings such as Cruisers University and free seminars by Chesapeake Bay Magazine and Annapolis School of Seamanship, the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show is the perfect place to broaden your horizons. Course sizes are limited, so sign up today.
Ready to learn to sail? Make sure to buy your tickets today, space is limited.
“Twenty years from now, you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than those you did. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from safe harbor. Catch the wind in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.” ― Mark Twain