Taking Sailing to the Public
Free Sailing at NSHOF Sailing Center Overbooked
After two weeks of Free Sailing at the National Sailing Hall of Fame Sailing Center, organized by a consortium of local organizations, including Annapolis Community Boating, Chesapeake Regional Accessible Boating, Brendan Sailing, Chessie Jr. Racing, Box of Rain, Outward Bound, the Annapolis Sailing School and the National Sailing Hall of Fame, the Sunday afternoon programs are overbooked through June 14th, with 134 people participating. Requests to sign up last week have been 6-7 a day.
In addition, without reservations, 50 people went sailing at the Maryland Maritime Heritage Festival on Saturday May 2nd from noon to 4:00 p.m.
98% of those involved have been first time sailors. Future participation is now limited only by the number of boats that can be mustered.
Prior to going out on the water, participates receive a briefing and material on boating safety, knot tying, and saving the Chesapeake Bay.
May 4, 2009