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Event Series Event Series: Sailing Fundamentals

Sailing Fundamentals

May 27, 2023 - May 28, 2023


Fun, Easy, Exciting – Start Sailing Now!

J World Annanpolis’ Sailing Fundamentals course is the perfect way for you to start sailing today.  This two-day course is a great introduction for the person who wants to discover the exciting sport of sailing, or become a more competent and helpful crew without committing to a full-length course.  Taught aboard our J/80’s,  our curriculum presents key elements of sailing including terminology, steering and basic sail trim.  You will complete this class with the knowledge and confidence to competently crew or steer in protected waters in light to moderate conditions.   

Who should take this course?

Everyone! This course is the best way to get the basic knowledge required to become a capable crew member and discover sailing.  Whether you are new to sailing or returning to the sport, this class gets you started on the right track.



What will I learn?

Wind awareness, points of sail, solid boat handling including steering, tacking and gybing, sail controls, docking and departing, heaving to and how to stop while sailing.


The course comes with a certificate of completion from J World Annapolis.   While there is no US Sailing certification, this course is the equivalent of the first two days of the US Sailing Basic Keelboat course, and you may choose to continue your education to receive that certification by completing the additional training days on another weekend, or during the week.

How will I spend my time?

This two-day class runs from 9:00 am to 4:00 pm.   One hour of classroom discussion kicks off each day and the rest of the time is spent on the water sailing.

How do I register?

This class is offered every weekend from April 1 to October 31, and is also available on Monday and Tuesday of each week. Select a date and contact us via phone or email.

What should I bring?

Comfortable weather-appropriate clothing, athletic shoes, and plenty of fluids to stay hydrated.  You’ll want to bring a bag lunch or order one from a local deli who will have it ready for you each morning of our course.  

You could take years ‘figuring out sailing’  – and still not know what you can learn in two short days in our fundamentals course.  Let this season be the year the sailing adventure began for you.

Start the Adventure


May 27, 2023
May 28, 2023
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J World Annapolis
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J World Annapolis
213 Eastern Avenue
Annapolis, MD 21403 United States
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