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Hi from Annapolis

Hey there,

My name is Drew, I'm 21 and moved to Annapolis with family not too long ago so I don't know many people from the area to help me get started with this, but I really want to get into sailing.

I have literally no experience with sailing but I'm not new to the water and I am comfortable behind smaller powerboats so I've been wanting to give it a try for a while now (plus I have an unused dock slip begging for a new addition).

So anyway, I figure I should probably learn a bit more about sailing before impulsively buying a boat that I don't know how to use.. and that's why I'm here.

Any recommendations on where to start? I spoke to a few people earlier who gave me some great info. I've heard good things about the Annapolis Sailing School and that's probably my next step but I'd like to learn enough about sailing to not feel like a complete idiot before then haha.

Anybody from the Annapolis area please chime in, I'm on the south river.

Thanks,
Drew
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Re: Hi from Annapolis

Pick up a free SpinSheet magazine at your favorite boat store. Go to their website - I believe they still have a crew wanted section. Read books about sailing and this forum.
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Re: Hi from Annapolis

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Re: Hi from Annapolis

Congratulations on your move to Annapolis. I visited there twice and fell in love with the place!
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Re: Hi from Annapolis

There are several meetup groups in Annapolis. You might consider joining to try to catch a ride. Check out J World for lessons, especially if you want to race when you get more experience.
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Re: Hi from Annapolis

Wander marinas and talk to the people you see there. Most are willing to answer your questions and may even take you sailing. Look for open crew spots on boats that sail in the "beer can" races. These are much more relaxed than the hard core Wednesday night races and they are willing to teach you how to sail. Expect to bring beer for the price of admission. I would go this informal route before you shell out money at the local schools. You want to make sure you like sailing before you invest too much money in learning how to sail.

If you are really lucky you can get one of the few crew spots on the Woodwind where they do not require expereince, just availability to work long hours for the entire season. they used to hire one or two sailing newbies each season and teach them the ropes. They sail out of city dock. Disclosure: I was a former employee.

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