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.
Last edited by nickmerc; 08-24-2012 at 04:02 PM.