It is the crown jewel of sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and is anticipated every October by all sailing enthusiasts in the Mid-Atlantic region.
But what is there for people who have not sailed before or are trying to inject their own enthusiasm for sailing into other friends and family members.
This year at the United Sailboat Show there are many seminars aimed at sailors and people who already enjoy sailing, but there is also a seminar set for how to get into sailing yourself, or get others involved.
Spinsheet Magazine publishes a get started guide to sailing entitled "Start Sailing Now!" There is also a website, www.startsailingnow.com where year round you can read blogs and find information and tips on how to get into sailing from the get go.
This year there is also a seminar being held at the Sailboat show on Sunday Morning where you can ask questions and get answers from people in the business of sailing, and figure out the best way to get involved in sailing or get others into sailing.
In a post on Spinsheet.com, "Do you see someone in your office who might be interested in getting into sailing? Does anyone at work or in the neighborhood ever say, “You’re so lucky you go sailing! I’d like to try that”? If you know anyone who would like to get started, send them this:
On Sunday, October 13, from 10-11 a.m., during the U.S. Sailboat Show, we will hold a FREE Start Sailing Now Q&A with regional sailing experts to answer the following questions (among others):
How do I try it for free?
What do I wear? Should I join a club? Take lessons? Buy my own lifejacket?
Should I start in a big boat or a small one?
Can I rent a boat without experience?
Bring a friend to this helpful Q&A and the next thing you know, you’ll have no problem finding crew!
Come to the Arnold Room on the first floor of the Marriott Waterfront at 10 a.m. and join the discussion."
I've been asked questions about the best way to experience the joy of sailing in the past and I've always said to try finding people in your circle of friends who sail, but attending a seminar like this at the premier sailing show of the season would be a prime way to get your questions answered and get started on your path to sailing.