Since 1984, the first and leading sailing school designed by women, for women. Customized instruction for couples, families, corporate and social groups; Young Womanship 7th to 12th grade classes.
At Womanship®, we bring together women of all ages - 18 to 82, so far - from diverse backgrounds, from every part of the world, in harmonious collaboration and in a conducive learning environment, to take part in a sailing journey of self discovery, self fulfillment and the acquisition of real skills, real strengths, the ability to team and to lead, in harmony with nature..
Join us! Your path from student to take-charge skipper begins with Womanship®. Start now and picture yourself at the helm.
A Couple's or Family's
|Daytime Sailing from Annapolis
on the Chesapeake Bay
Sailing's in the Air!
Spring & Summer Dates
the Sailor You Want to Be
Daytime, LiveAboard & PassageMaking
Click on the location for more info
First dates available: May11-15; May 31-June 2; June 3-5; June 8-12
First dates available: May 20&21; May 20,21,22; June 10&11; June 14, 15, 16
Florida Keys (Oct.-May)
October 12-16, 26-30
Long Island Sound & New England's Narragansett Bay & the Coast of Maine (June-Sept.)
June 22-26, 29-7/3
Sail & See Adventures in Greece & Turkey
First available dates June 29-July 7
Vancouver, BC & the Gulf Islands
June 20-26, June 29 - July 5
Sail & See Belize in the Western Caribbean Oct. 19-25, 26-Nov.1, Nov. 2-8
New Zealand 10-Day Sail & See Adventures
Jan. 25-2/3, 2/4-13, 3/1-10
Sail Yourself Safely Home
at your yacht club, marina, boatyard
Instruction on Your Own Boat
Gift Certificates available
See info on Sailing Locations:
Annapolis, Md., on Chesapeake Bay
British Virgin Islands (BVI)
Long Island Sound & New England's
Narragansett Bay & the Coast of Maine
East Greenwich, RI
Greek Isles & Turkey
Vancouver, BC and the Gulf Islands
See our 2012/2013 Calendar for 2013 dates in Annapolis, Long Island Sound, Narragansett Bay, Maine, Vancouver, BC & the Gulf Islands, and Sail & See Adventures in the Greek Isles, Turkey and Ireland.
… from Womanship at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show that just ended April 28…
Vivian (right) on her boat Serenade, a 28’ Beneteau, a boat she bought immediately following a week-long course with Womanship in the BVI, in April of 2001. Vivian is an inspiring Alum who volunteers with us at boat shows to tell would-be sailors that “sailing with Womanship changed my life.” This summer, she’s holding a Sail Yourself Safely Home session on board her boat in Connecticut, working with a Womanship Instructor. To join her, call us at 800-342-9295.
From historic Annapolis, enjoy spring sailing LiveAboard or Daytime, while cruising Chesapeake Bay. (See May, June dates below, Course Calendar for dates through October).
By the end of May, you can live and learn aboard on LiveAboard courses, while cruising the waters of our sailing sites across the USA and Canada, the Greek Isles and Turkey. October through May, we sail the warmer climes of Florida, the Caribbean and New Zealand in the southern reaches of the Pacific Ocean.
To help you plan your course, call on us to help you select the course and location that are best for you to learn, practice and prove to yourself, step by practical step, in the Womanship Way that you know what to do and when, why and how to do it, for yourself and to sail and manage both boat and crew as partner and take charge skipper.
Simply pay a tuition deposit through Thursday, May 15, 2013, by MC, Visa or check. Select your course dates - to sail now - or when you know your 2013 or 2014 schedule ...
Save $125 on a weeklong LiveAboard Sailing & Cruising Course
Save $100 on a five-day LiveAboard Sailing & Cruising Course
Save $75 on a 3-day LiveAboard Sailing &Cruising Course
Annapolis May-June courses currently available
May 11-15 - 1 space remaining
May 31-June 2
Daytime Courses - 9:00 - 4:30 each day
Save $50 for an individual booking a 2-day Daytime-only course.
Save $70 each for two booking together
Save $70 for an individual booking a 3-day Daytime-only course.
Save $90 eah for two booking together
Annapolis May-June courses currently available
May 20 & 21
May 20, 21, 22
June 10 & 11
June 14, 15, 16 - 2 spaces remaining
A Couple's Learning Getaway
Living & Learning aboard, save $250 or more on three days, $400 on five days, $550 on weeklong course while cruising.
See our Course Calendar for Savings for Womanship Alums and groups of up to 6 participants.
Please call contact us with questions:
Come aboard a 2-day session to learn 17 safety, control and emergency skills & tasks to sail safely home every day and in the event of an emergency. Or, call to schedule a Sail Yourself Safely Home clinic aboard your boat as a club or association SYSH event at your club, marina or boatyard.
75-minute hands-on, instructional DVD and new SYSH Book
DVD, $12 - as long as supplies last. Plus! 10% savings on new SYSH book, coming soon!
Call us at 800-342-9295 to schedule thru 2013
Next Available Dates
May 4-10 - PassageMaking Around the Keys includes Advanced Coastal, Thru-the-Night, 24-hours offshore
October 12-16, 26-30
Join us to live and learn aboard. Practice and master a complete sailing and cruising curriculum, as you cruise and explore the incomparable Keys.
You'll be welcomed aboard at Coconut Grove, our accessible and inviting departure point on Biscayne Bay. Guided by your Captain/Instructor, you and your crewmates will get know the boat you will sail, learn to take the helm, unfurl your sails and journey to Key Biscayne, first day's destination. Each day, you will plot and pilot your nautical course on a new adventure, learning and advancing each of the skills and tasks to sail and manage both boat and crew.
Call us at 800-342-9295, for details and assistance with your plans.
June, July & August
Call for our teaching schedule to learn on your own boat
A once-in-a-lifetime experience living and learning aboard while cruising the Aegean, plus time ashore to explore Greek history and culture in Athens, and the inviting ports such as Hydra, Aegina and Poros of the Saronnic Islands along the coast. Next available dates June 29- July 7.
Here is your itinerary:
See Course Calendar for Sail and See the Greek Isles Adventure all inclusive of course tuition, plus hotel and tour ashore.
Call 800-342-0205 for details.
First 2013 dates available
June 29 - July 5
Take the helm to sail Belize in the western Caribbean at the helm of a catamaran, your floating classroom and hotel for an outstanding Sail and See adventure. Plot and pilot each day's course to an unspoiled, waterscape of 175 cays. Revel in snorkeling the world's second largest barrier reef. Draw conch, lobster, fish from the sea. Visit Mayan ruins and a native population of monkeys.
Next available dates: October 19-25, 26-November 1, November 2-8
Annapolis - April-October 31
Custom learning getaways for couples, families, groups - Private Instruction on your own boat, Sail Yourself Safely Home sessions on our boats or your club, marina, or boatyard.
The Florida Keys - October-June
Belize - Learn to Sail and See Belize in the western Caribbean, at the helm of a catamaran, your two-hulled floating classroom and hotel
Sail & See Adventures in the Greek Isles & Turkey - June/July, September, October
Long Island Sound and New England - Narragansett Bay & Maine coast, May-September, where sailing and the sea are synonymous.
The Coast of Maine is our primary site for Adverse Conditions Training. Next Adverse Conditions course: June 22-26, 29-7/3.
Vancouver, BC & the Gulf Islands - June-September
Give yourselves the gift of becoming the sailors and sailing partners you want to be while cruising the Florida Keys, the British Virgin Islands or our homeport of Annapolis on Chesapeake Bay!
Using the boat and the natural sailing environment as your classroom and guided by a Womanship-trained, US Coast Guard-licensed instructor, each day you will plot your nautical course and take the helm to pilot it to a new destination.
LiveAboard Cruising Course tuition includes onboard accommodations, food and beverages. Call 800-342-9295 for details
The boat and natural sailing environment are the classroom for learning
Under Womanship-trained, USCG-licensed instructors, students learn for themselves and with crewmates
Hands-on practice and progress de-briefings on individual skills and tactics, decision-making
Daily checks to become an expert on boat's systems and readiness
Boats leave the dock only after systems & weather checks, day's course is plotted to next destination
Practice in 17 Safety, control, emergency skills to sail safely every day & under adverse conditions
Practice in overboard recovery, heaving-to, always knowing where you are, using the boat's equipment as a safety resource
Time to focus on specific skills and performance; i.e., docking, anchoring
Courses available in temperate to more challenging areas such as the Maine coast
Advanced Coastal, Thru-the-night, Offshore PassageMaking
"Sail Yourself Safely Home (SYSH)"Instructional DVD, 1¼ hrs. Filmed during 2-day SYSH hands-on session. See the Womanship Way in action. Plus pre-Print copy of SYSH Step by Step Guide: Holiday Savings: $15.00 + shipping and handling.
Famous "nobody yells" T-shirt -- periwinkle: logo & lettering in white (S-XXL) Alum T-shirt for alums-only -- deep purple: logo, lettering in teal $17.00.
Brand new Womanship caps! Sailor's top choice Adams' caps in nautical red, dusk, periwinkle, or cactus with the Womanship logo and "nobody yells" embroidered in white. $26.50 plus shipping & handling.
Burgee with Womanship logo and Nobody Yells - Womanship Burgee (2 sided, raspberry with white "nobody yells") $25.00.
For details, call us at 800-342-9295
137 Conduit Street
Annapolis, MD 21401