Founded in 1967, The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association (ANSA) is a volunteer sailing association and club dedicated to safe recreational sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and to wherever the winds may take us. 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. We train to U.S. Navy standards as formalized by the U.S. Naval Sailing Association as well as ASA and issue certificates for classroom courses and sailing instruction on the water for ASA comparable courses. We build experience through day cruises, evening cruises, overnight cruises, member personal cruises, and cruises to 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 44-foot Caribbean Sailing Yacht called S/V Fantasea, 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.