The weather turned springtime-beautiful a little early but now the calendar officially says the tradition of burning your socks is upon us. To welcome in the sailing season, I reach out to the other “non-sailors” out there (I just learned how to remember the difference between port and starboard).
Last year while working on a paper, I was introduced to some wonderfully patient boaters from the Annapolis Yacht Club. Having lived the majority of my life within a few miles of the Bay, I was woefully undereducated about boating. Someone was kind enough to point me in the direction of Annapolis Community Boating’s FreeSail program.
ACB offers up a chance to learn more about sailing – for free. Last year I waited too long and ended up on the wait list. This year I made it a point to not miss registration. Check out the link – http://annapolisboating.org/programs/introductory-sailing – to learn more about the program and register for one of the few remaining open sessions. I registered for mine today 🙂
If you’re already an experienced sailor – they are always looking for volunteers. So take a moment to see how you can contribute. Don’t have a lot of time – how about going to grab dinner at the Boatyard Bar and Grill on Thursday, March 22? Tell them you are there to support ACB and a portion of your bill will be donated to ACB.
BTW, in case you were wondering the trick for remembering port and starboard – port and left both have four letters. You’re welcome 😉