Course Information

We are excited about your upcoming sail at The Sailing Academy. Please plan to meet us at our office, 411 Deale Road, Tracy’s Landing, MD 20779 approximately 10 minutes prior to your sail. Below is a list of recommended items to bring.

 

Clothing


Comfortable clothes that enable you to easily move around the boat. A jacket, fleece or sweatshirt may be needed for sailing in cooler weather. Waterproof rain jacket or foul weather gear jacket in case of rain shower. Remember that it is always cooler on the water than on land.

 

Shoes


Soft-soled, non-marking shoes. Deck shoes or non-marking tennis shoes are best.

 

Sport Water Bottle


It is important to stay hydrated while sailing. Bring a full water bottle with you to have out on the water. We recommend a reusable, sport bottle over the small disposable type.

 

Lunch and/or Snacks


We will take a short lunch break in the middle of the day on full day courses. There are several places to eat near the marina but you also may bring your lunch and eat aboard.  On shorter sails, you are welcome to bring snacks aboard.

 

Other Items


Sunglasses, sun block/ tanning lotion, lip balm with sunscreen, hat with wide brim, disposable waterproof camera, waterproof case for cell phones, etc. that absolutely need to stay dry.

 

Tipping


Please consider tipping your captain if you enjoy your course.

 

Directions to The Sailing Academy


Take Rt. 4 (Pennsylvania Ave) South 15 miles past 495. Take Bristol/Deale Exit onto Rt. 258. Follow Rt. 258 five miles to first stop light. Take a right at light onto Rt. 2 then first Left on Route 256. We are 2 mi. on Right just past the entrance to Herrington Harbour North and just before Calypso Bay Restaurant.

 

Weather Policy


We do not cancel classes for weather. We work around inclement weather with classroom activities. If the instructor feels that you have not had enough on the water experience because of the weather, the instructor will work with you to schedule another sailing session.

 

Cancelation/Reschedule Policy


Cancelations up to 7 days prior to your course will be refunded or rescheduled. We will reschedule if contacted 48 hours prior to your course. Within 48 hours there will be a fee to reschedule your course. Cancelations or no-shows on the day of your course will not be rescheduled.

 

Waivers


Each person who sails with us must sign a waiver. Minors will need to have their parent/guardian sign for them. You may do this prior to your course online or at our office once you arrive.