A new event in 2019, its purpose is to get as many local skippers as possible to invite people who haven’t been sailing before to come along for a sail so they can see for themselves how much fun sailing can provide.
Pre-Event Press Release
Please join The Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center and SpinSheet Magazine as we enlist sailors all over the Chesapeake Bay to Take Someone Sailing on Saturday, June 22.
Take Someone Sailing Day is a new event. Its purpose is to get as many local skippers as possible to invite people who haven’t been sailing before to come along for a sail so they can see for themselves how much fun sailing can provide…………(Click for full release-In Outreach section)
Mayor Gavin Buckley, Senator Sarah Elfreth
County Executive Steuart Pittmann
Post Event Press Release
Annapolis, MD, July 3, 2019: When the Annapolis Waterfront and Sailing Center (AWSC) and SpinSheet Magazine joined forces to host Take Someone Sailing Day, they hoped that they could introduce some young people and local celebrities to sailing. By the end of the June 22 event, they realized that the more than 30 enthusiastic young sailors who went sailing that day were the actual celebrities and stars of the show!
“It was absolutely a ‘Chamber of Commerce’ day,” says SpinSheet publisher and AWSC vice president Mary Ewenson. “Sunny, with temperatures in the low 80s and a light breeze, just the right amount of wind to take newcomers sailing. We could not be more pleased with how the day went and are very grateful to the City of Annapolis for inviting the students to participate.” ………..(Click for full release-In Outreach section)
Washington Post Article
ANNAPOLIS — The first rule of sailing is stay on the boat. Easier said than done. More than 30 students and parents from local schools earned their sea legs last Saturday and boarded sailboats, some for the first time.
Annapolis prides itself on being the sailing capital of the United States, but not everyone gets a chance to get out on the water…….. (Click for full release)
Photos: Find downloadable photos of the event here: https://spinsheet.smugmug.com/SpinSheet/2019-Events/2019-Take-Someone-Sailing-Day/.
Video: Find YouTube video from the event here: https://youtu.be/m-2Lxp5Xlbs
Press: Find the Annapolis Capital article about the event here: https://www.capitalgazette.com/maryland/annapolis/ac-cn-take-someone-sailing-20190622-story.html
Mark your calendars for Take Someone Sailing Day June 20, 2020