Frequently Asked Questions
When do you meet? And where?
We meet every Tuesday during the semester on Tuesday nights at 8:15 in the Eppley Student Board Room, which is on the floor below the entrance to Eppley. Go down the stairs and turn right, and the room is on the right side of the hall just before the squash and racquetball courts.
Where do you practice and how do you get there?
We practice in Annapolis at the Annapolis Sailing School where our FJs are kept year-round. It's about a 45 minute drive from UMD's campus. After our weekly meetings, one of our officers will organize a group chat for practice and arrange carpools. Sometimes certain cars will stay after practice to get dinner or walk around downtown Annapolis.
How often do you practice?
We will practice at least once a week, if not more, depending on weather, interest and availability from sailors and officers. We won't sail in thunderstorms or really heavy wind, so practice is dependent on that.
I haven't sailed much or I've never sailed before, can I still come and learn?
Yes! We take sailors of all skill and experience levels and try to run a few 'learn to sail' practices or clinics each semester.
How big of a time committment will this be?
However much you're willing to make it. We're a club sport, so the team can be as big or little a part of your life as you want. Some members choose to travel and compete every weekend, while others choose only to come to practices and meetings. We ask that all members try to attend at least three team events outside of meetings every semester.
I still have questions, how can I contact someone from the team?
You can email us at firstname.lastname@example.org and we should get back to you pretty quickly.
Annapolis Sailing School Directions:
Take exit 19A to merge onto US-50 East, toward Annapolis
Take exit 22 and keep right for Maryland 665 East / Rive Road
Continue on MD 665 E, which turns into Forest Drive
Continue on Forest Drive which turns into Bay Ridge Road
Turn left onto Edgewood Road
Continue onto Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis Sailing will be on your right
Annapolis Sailing School – www.annapolissailing.com
7001 Bembe Beach Road
Annapolis, MD 21403