SpinSheet, the Chesapeake Bay’s sailing magazine, hosts its Crew Party for sailors of all levels Sunday, April 19, from 4-6 p.m., with a Start Sailing Now Q&A one hour before party time from 3-4 p.m., at the Annapolis Maritime Museum (AMM).
SpinSheet’s signature spring event, the Crew Party is designed as a festive “meet and greet” to welcome new sailors into the sport and help experienced sailors find crew or boats to sail on for the upcoming season.
New and returning sailors will want to show up at 3 p.m. for a fun and casual Q&A with local sailing experts about how to get into the sport. SpinSheet editor Molly Winans will moderate the discussion. Winans says, “We encourage new sailors to ask us everything they always wanted to know about sailing but were afraid to ask. That runs the gamut from which kind of shoes to wear on sailboats to how to try sailing at a reasonable price or for free.”
At 4 p.m., it’s party time. The only rule is that all party goers must wear nametags specifying “looking for boat” or “looking for crew.” Some like to wear nametags that say “just looking.” Attendees should bring business cards, notebooks and pens, and/or smart phones to record contact information. All should expect to make some new friends and receive some great offers to go sailing!
The Start Sailing Now Q&A and crew party are free and open to the public. A $5 donation to the museum at the door would be greatly appreciated. If you plan to drink adult beverages, be prepared to show proper ID. AMM is located at 723 Second Street, Annapolis, MD, 21403. Do not park directly across the street—follow signs for parking.