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Adult Education


Basic Keelboat Lessons
Not sure you are ready to charter a J/22? Take our Basic Keelboat Course and become certified to rent boats.

Knotty Girls

Knotty Girls programs create opportunities for women to share and learn about boating, increasing their comfort level with boats and being on the water in a fun, relaxed, and social environment.

Throughout spring, summer, and fall, Knotty Girls offer water-based activities, including learn-to-sail, learn-to-race, docking, anchoring, navigation, and man overboard drills. On-the-water programs include training on both sailboats and powerboats and usually run for several hours, depending upon the timing of sunset, and attendees often convene to the clubhouse for dinner afterwards.

In the winter, Knotty Girls programs shift into indoor mode, and Tuesday evenings are filled with Knotty Girl talk! In past winters, Knotty Girls' organizers have offered well-attended programs ranging from knot tying, navigation, safety at sea, electrical systems, emergency situations, and race committee work. The casual winter classes are offered for one hour on Tuesday evenings, followed by a social time with hors d'oeuvres.

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Main Clubhouse: 2 Compromise St, Annapolis, MD 21401
Sailing Center: 510 Severn Ave, Annapolis, MD 21403
Activity Center: 314 Sixth St, Annapolis, MD 21403
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