Our philosophy is “Be the captain of your course”. Having choices and the confidence to execute on them is the key to enjoyment, be it sailing or life. At Annapolis Sailing School we provide a selection of boats, a progression of courses from beginner to advanced and modular scheduling flexibility – Choice. We then instill confidence through our personalized instruction.
Sailing is an experience to be enjoyed over a lifetime. We provide a community at the Annapolis Sailing for your ongoing growth and enjoyment, with offerings such as day boat rentals, Keelboat Club, KidShip Sailing , Annapolis Powerboat School, Annapolis Water Experiences with stand-up paddleboarding and kayaking, and events at our beautiful location on Bembe Beach.
Perfected since 1959 through our teaching of hundreds of thousands of students, the Annapolis Way is a low key, family oriented approach to recreational sailing, emphasizing personalized attention and fun. We maximize time on the water over time in the class. Our introductory Basic Sailor courses are taught on Rainbows, 24’ boats designed specifically for the School to be virtually impossible to capsize, to keep students dry and to be responsive, yet forgiving. Our maximum of three students per boat maximizes your comfort, personalized instruction and hands-on practice. In a bit more than an hour from the start of class you will be sailing.
All of this begins at beautiful Bembe Beach, just over 1 mile from downtown Annapolis. With no long creeks to navigate, students, renters, and members are quickly on the Chesapeake Bay. Or you can just relax on the Beach and be a part of the community that we have created at the Annapolis Sailing School. Indeed Captain your Course.