Sailing Lessons on the Chesapeake Bay
Congratulations on your interest in learning to sail! Or for the experienced sailor, to learn the art of the gaff rig. Because Selina II is an historic vessel, we offer a very different approach to learning to sail. In the two hours we spend together you can expect to learn the basics: line handling, how to raise the sail, steering the boat, reading the wind, and the physics behind what makes the boat go towards the wind. We'll cover simple boat handling, parts of a boat, a few basic knots, touch on weather, talk about rules of the road, simple four points of sail, determining proper sail set and practice tacking. You'll come away realizing you've only scratched the surface! $365 for two hours, can be anywhere from one up to six guests. Plus there is a 10% amusement tax in St. Michaels harbor, and it is customary to tip the ship's mate like a restaurant, 15%-20%.