• Sailing Fundamentals

    Our beginner level courses are designed to insure you get off to a smooth start. First, you will be placed aboard with other students of similar skill and experience levels. Learn more

  • US Sailing Certification System

    Learning to sail is part dream, part great instruction, and part hands-on experience.

    All of these come together in the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification System. This Learn to Sail program guides you through seven levels of courses where you will accumulate skills and experience with each certification. Check them out here! Learn more

  • Performance Sailing

    Our intermediate level courses are designed for sailors familiar with the basics who are looking to expand their skills and confidence and move into either cruising or racing. Check out our offerings here! Learn more

Additional Date for CoNav Seminar Added


Mark your calendars and register now! We’ve added an additions course date of January 20-22 for our renowned online comprehensive course on coastal navigation and piloting.  Our curriculum will cover charts and features, compass errors, plotting, triangulation, dead reckoning, route planning, tides, current vectors, aids to navigation and an introduction to electronic navigation.  The course text will be US Sailing’s Coastal Navigation book.  This is an ideal course for anyone who wants  to develop a solid foundation in navigation principles.  This course includes US Sailing certification upon completion of the Coastal Navigation written exam which is taken individually at your home sometime after you have completed the course.

J World Performance Sailing Class

This week we held our last official class for the season with a 4 day Performance Sailing Class. We had 3 energetic sailors from the New York area participate in this class where we covered everything from Sail Trim and Balance techniques, J80 Polar diagrams, Velocity Made Good (VMG), Target boat speed and Asymmetric spinnaker rigging and flying.

Kids on Keelboats: J World’s Teen Week

Kids on Keelboats

2022 Dates: August 1-5. Registration is now open!

Whether your child has done any dinghy sailing or has never set foot on a boat, J World Annapolis’ Kids on Keelboats is a great introduction to the joy of sailing keelboats. We take our normal content-rich Basic Keelboat course and adapt it to engage and challenge both seasoned dinghy sailors as well as first timers.  Taught aboard our fast, fun and safe J/80’s, the Kids on Keelboats course is all about sailing and fun! The course is focused on developing wind awareness, sail trim, boat handling, seamanship, navigation and general sailing skills.   And each student will earn a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.

Kids on Keelboats is a five-day course starting Monday, August 1st and runs from 9AM to 4PM each day.  Call us at (410) 280-2040 or visit: https://jworldannapolis.com/course/kids-on-keelboats/

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