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Spring Boat Show 2017

Come See us this weekend at the Spring Boat Show !


Winter at the Marina

So what does a sailing school do during winter?   Get ready for summer of course!  How? In February, we have our Coastal Navigation Course, ASA 105, but we are also very busy getting the fleet and our programs ready for the summer months.    New sails are being made for MISTRAL, a new dodger […]


Race in the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge 2014

Mention Solomons to Chesapeake Bay racers and they think “Screwpile”. Held every July in Solomons for over 20 years, the Screwpile Lighthouse Challenge is a regional sailboat regatta drawing over 120 boats (and their crews and enthusiastic supporters) each year from across the country. The event features three days of great racing and four nights of […]


Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show 2014

Swing into spring sailing at the the 3rd 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 25-27, 2013. This show will feature over 2000′ of floating docks accomodating more than 80 sailboats, plus sailing schools, equipment and accessory vendors, […]


Outstanding Instructors for 2013

Sail Solomons co-owners and instructors Andy Batchelor and Lisa Batchelor Frailey were each named “Outstanding Instructor for 2013”, an award that recognizes the top 1% of over 2000 ASA sailing instructors. Sail Solomons Sailing School opened in 2007, and has received the Outstanding School award every year from 2008 through 2012, when the award was […]


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 […]


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 […]