The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association (ANSA) is a volunteer sailing
club dedicated to safe recreational sailing on the Chesapeake Bay and wherever the winds may take us.
We base club operations out of Mill Creek near Annapolis, Maryland. We've been around since 1967.
Our primary goal is to build competent crew and skippers of larger sailing boats. We train to U.S.
Navy standards as formalized by the U.S. Naval Sailing Association, and issue certificates for classroom
courses and sailing instruction on the water. We build experience through day cruises, evening cruises,
overnight cruises, member personal cruises, and cruises to shoreside restaurants and other points of interest.
ANSA membership is open to all. Some of us have no sailing experience, and some have many years at sea.
We have social sailors, able bodied crew, senior crew, watch captains, cruising skippers, and senior skippers.
We all love to sail, teach, and share our stories. We sail and maintain a 44-foot Caribbean Sailing Yacht called
Fantasea, and some of our members own boats as well. If you have your own boat and need experience or some trained
crew, come join us and talk with our members.
If you're interested in sailing or building your sailing skills,
we'd like to welcome you aboard.