Annapolis Naval Sailing Association

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Founded in 1968, The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association (ANSA) is a volunteer not-for-profit sailing association dedicated to safe recreational sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and to promoting the sailing heritage of the Bay. Our membership is open to anyone with an interest in learning to sail, instructing, or just cruising on the Bay with us for fun. We base club operations out of Holiday Point Marina near Annapolis, Maryland. Our primary goal is to build competent crew and skippers of larger sailing boats while offering affordable sailing on the Bay to all. We train to U.S. Navy standards as formalized by the U.S. Naval Sailing Association as well as the American Sailing Association (ASA). We offer certificates for ASA 101, 103, 104, 105 currently, see our training page. We also build experience through day cruises, moonlight cruises, overnight cruises, member personal cruises, as well as stop-offs at shore-side restaurants and other points of interest.

ANSA membership is open to all. Some of us have no sailing experience, and some have many years at sea. We have social sailors, able-bodied crew, senior crew, watch captains, cruising skippers, and senior skippers. We all love to sail, teach, and share our stories. We sail and maintain a 40 foot Columbia called S/V Nepenthe, and some of our members share their boats as well. If you have your own boat and need experience or some trained crew, come and join ANSA. Talk with our members, train, and sail with us. Log some hours and build on your sailing experiences.

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