As part of initiation, all new members receive 15 hours of on-the-water group instruction (scheduled as three 5-hour sessions over consecutive Saturdays ). In addition, new members must pass an online sailing course (www.nauticed.org) as well as the MD online boating safety course (www.boat-ed.com). Sometimes, classes end with an additional three hour sail on the evening after the final class has finished.
The 1st year membership plus 15 hours of on-the-water instruction is $295 per person.
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Training covers the following:
On-the-water courses are taught by club captains who volunteer their time. Most have at least five years of recreational sailing experience. All have sailed the Chesapeake Bay in the club boats for at least a year.
On-the-water training is done on the club's two sailboats located in Eastport, MD - Muller Marine, 616 Third St. Annapolis, MD 21403.
No prior experience is necessary. Beginners will be taught the basics. Experienced students use the instruction as a refresher and also a way to become familiar with the boats and learn specific techniques and procedures required by the club.
Non-swimmers are required to wear a personal flotation device (PFD) while on the boat. Basic PFDs are available on the boats to use for free, however you may choose to bring your own.
After the Class - Mentoring
After passing the class, students are assigned a "mentor" with whom they can go on additional sail outings (at their cost). These mentoring sails are intended to provide students with guided and supervised practice until they become confident and proficient sailors. Students can coordinate and schedule mentoring sails directly with the mentors.
After sufficient practice and experience, a student can request a captain exam from the club's Sailing Master, in which the student will be tested for both practical sailing skills and knowledge as well as boat-specific knowledge and crew leadership ability. Students who pass the exam can become club captains, chartering and skippering cruises while taking on additional responsibilities such as performing boat maintenance and paying additional dues and fees.
On-the-Water Training Schedule: Spring 2017
Saturday April 15, 2017
Saturday April 22, 2017
April 29 - 30
May 6 - 7
If you have to miss a class, we can schedule make-ups. Weekday classes also available by special appointment.
Muller Marine Boat Yard
616 Third St.
Annapolis, MD 21403
Ample parking along Third St. and Eastern Ave. Park in the street, walk into the boatyard and onto the pier to your left. The club boats are located about halfway down the pier.
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