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Old 27-03-2008, 10:45   #1
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Best place to learn to sail - Chesapeake


I've never sailed (except as a passenger) and would like to take the plunge, so to speak. I live within driving distance of Annapolis, MD and can see a few places that teach sailing, including the Annapolis Sailing School and the Chesapeake Sailing School. Does anyone have advice about a good first step?


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Pick up a copy of Chesapeake Bay magazine. They have all the schools advertising, and there is a calendar of events that includes long term (weeks) and short term (1 or 2 day) classes and seminars. Tons of stuff going on in your area.


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kia - you're located in what is arguably one of the best places on the planet to get started. I never took formal lessons, but the Bay is a marvelous place to learn and love. You'll have lots of choices in choosing lessons - as Bill suggested,Chesapeake Bay magazine is a good resource. But also just google sailing + schools + chesapeake for starters. While you're learning, be sure to read Michner's Chesapeake so can better appreciate some of the history.

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Another option

Join the Sailing Club of Washington (SCOW). Very inexpensive way to get into sailing. They have 2-3 Flying Scot daysailors and 3 small cruisers on which they give lessons. And a regular schedule of sailing events. Google them.
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