ANSA is an American Sailing Associate (ASA) affiliate school and teaches to ASA standards, providing ASA certifications as described below.  Become a member to take classes with us.

Learn to sail on the Chesapeake Bay out of the beautiful Magothy River, South River, and West Rivers on larger sailing vessels, 30 feet and above with wheel helms.

ANSA offers the following ASA classes, check individual menu/pages for details and registration for each:

Introduction to Sailing
ASA 101 Sailing Made Easy
ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 104 Bareboat Coastal Cruising
ASA 114 Catamaran Cruising
ASA 111 Sailing Review/Refresh (contact us to arrange your personal session)
ASA 105 Coastal Navigation
ASA 118 Docking

In addition to our scheduled classes, we also offer private classes, flexible schedules, and classes on your own boat.  Contact to discuss options.

A free club day sail comes with every class to give our members more opportunity to get on the water and continue sailing after their certification.

Contact the Rear Commodore for Training ( with any questions.

Training Schedule

    • Friday, September 29, 2023
    • Sunday, October 01, 2023
    • 3 sessions
    • Atlantic Marina at Ferry Point, 700 Mill Creek Rd, Arnold, MD
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    Basic Coastal Cruising

    ASA 103 is an intermediate sailing course provided on an O'Day 30 keelboat with a wheel helm.  

    Instructor:  Dale Conklin

    Class Fee: $435

    Please refer to the full class description here to view prerequisites and requirements.

The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association is a 501 (c) 7 non-profit organization in Maryland and a Chapter of the United States Naval Sailing Assoc

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