ANSA is a non-profit sailing club and membership is required to take or challenge any course. ANSA membership is open to the general public.
The public may register for any training class and following successful registration, will be provided a logon to this website. New students, registering for their first course, and not previously a member of ANSA, will be provided a complimentary membership for their first year. The student may then update their membership level and profile details.
If ASA (American Sailing Association) certification is desired, ASA membership is also required. ASA membership is included in the ASA 101 course. For advanced level courses, students must have a current ASA membership in order to be certified.
For insurance and safety reasons, ANSA requires students to wear PFDs at all times while OTW unless otherwise directed by the instructor or skipper. We provide PFDs for all sailors, but you may bring your favorite as well.
ASA publishes textbooks for each of the ASA classes. These texts are required in order to complete the courses and pass the exams. It is beneficial to obtain the books in advance of the classes in order to have time to study and complete practice exercises. Students may purchase the ASA textbooks on their own from ASA.COM or other sources online. Due to the difficulties in shipping books in large volumes to multiple locations, it is most efficient for students to purchase their own books to be shipped directly to them. If any student chooses not to purchase a book, then ANSA will provide a loaner book on the first day of class.
For ASA insurance reasons a signed waiver is required before any OTW portion of a training or club sail.
Students must make full course payment in order to confirm their registration for a course. Payments may be made through this website, online banking, Zelle, or by check. Registration is based on the order of payments received. If a check is being mailed, please inform the Rear Commodore for Training at firstname.lastname@example.org accordingly to hold your spot pending receipt.
Payments must be received 21 days prior to the scheduled start date so that materials can be ordered and course planning can proceed. Payment is due immediately if the class is scheduled to start in less than 21 days.
If a student must withdraw from a course, please inform the Rear Commodore for Training email (email@example.com) or phone as soon as possible.
If withdrawal notification is made 14 days before the first session, the course fee will be fully refunded. Otherwise, there will be no refunds unless extenuating circumstances exist which should be discussed with the Rear Commodore for Training.
A class may be cancelled due to insufficient registrants, predicted weather, or a vessel malfunction or charter availability issue. If ANSA cancels a class, you will receive a refund in full.
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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