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Open House & BBQ – May 3rd 2014

Sail Solomons will hold its 2014 Open House on Saturday, May 3rd from 12 – 4 pm at their dockside location at Zahniser’s Yachting Center (245 C St, Solomons).  This is a great opportunity to climb aboard the Sail Solomons fleet of cruising yachts and daysailers. Prospective new sailors and salty sailors can learn the details of […]


Hurricane Tips for the Weather-Wise Mariner

By Capt Lisa Batchelor Frailey Hurricane season is upon us, and it portends to be an active one.  With so many sources of information available, it’s easy to get overloaded by the variety of data and media hype. Here are some definitions and tips to weed out the key information and keep you prepared. Definitions – […]

Summer Sailstice 2013

Summer Sailstice 2013

Join us for the Summer Sailstice “Sail-Aweigh”!  Summer Sailstice is the global holiday celebrating sailing on the Summer Solstice (or as close to it as possible) and a great time on the water! Our Sail-Aweigh kicks off Jun 22nd at 9 am at Sail Solomons (Zahniser’s Yachting Center) with a Captain’s meeting. Participating boats sail […]


Chesapeake Bay Dreaming

by Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey Immortalized by writers, naturalists and artists, the Chesapeake Bay is America’s ultimate cruising destination.  Explorer Captain John Smith described it as “a faire bay encompassed but for the mouth with fruitful and delightsome land” when he created the first maps of the Chesapeake in 1608. A visit to the Chesapeake […]


Destination: Solomons for Screwpile!

by Lisa Batchelor Frailey Securely berthed on a tee-head in Solomons, Maryland, you savor a mug of fresh-brewed coffee in the cockpit of your well-appointed bareboat charter yacht. You relax in the sunny warmth while you plan your day’s sail on the Chesapeake Bay. Suddenly, a blast of music breaks your reverie, and you watch […]

Marine Weather Course

Marine Weather Course

Weather…. the single biggest factor affecting ALL boaters, whether sail or power. Take the mystery out of marine weather forecasts; understand the principles, learn how to apply the information for local trips, coastal cruising  and ocean voyages. From traditional maritime forecasting skills to the latest technological tools, this 4-day course will help make your time on the water as […]


ASA Instructor Qualification Clinics

Ready for a new career as a sailing instructor? Solomons is conducting a clinic for prospective ASA Sailing Instructors. If you have good sailing skills and the patience and desire to teach, these clinics could be for you. Or, you may simply want to upgrade your skills, get another qualification or attend a fun course! The […]


“Outstanding School & Instructors” for 2012

Sail Solomons has been named “Outstanding School for 2012” by the American Sailing Association (ASA). The award recognizes the top 20 of over 300 ASA sailing schools worldwide, and is based upon responses from 2012 student surveys regarding the quality of service, boats and instruction. Sail Solomons co-owners and instructors Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor […]

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show 2013

Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show 2013

Swing into spring sailing at the the 2nd annual Annapolis Spring Sailboat show!  Hosted by United States Yacht Shows, whose sailboat shows have become the gold standard – coming to you this spring, April 26-28, 2013. This show will feature over 2000′ of floating docks accomodating more than 80 sailboats, plus sailing schools, equipment and […]


New Chesapeake Bay Charts

By Capt Lisa Batchelor Frailey Attention all US boaters!  If you’re looking for nautical charts, there’s a whole new game in town – “nv-charts”.   I’ve been using nv-charts’ Caribbean charts for years, and have always been impressed by their practicality, accuracy of data and clarity of presentation.  Whether a chart kit or a waterproof folding […]