One of the most exhilarating summertime getaways is on the lakes, rivers and bays, under sail. KYW’s Jay Lloyd reports that it’s easy to get started.saling school Jay Lloyd's Getaway: Annapolis Sailing School Opens Ports

Even for someone who doesn’t know a halyard from a barnyard, a school for sailors can get you before the mast in no time. The best known is the nearby Annapolis Sailing School.

School manager Jason Pinter says a weekend sailing course can get you on the water with confidence”

“You’ll be amazed at the amount of knowledge that you’ve gained and the experience.”

I’ve taken several of their courses. Each has led to another level of competence. And Jason points out, it expands horizons that go beyond the local waters:

“You’ll go down to the Caribbean, the Mediterranean, be able to charter a boat and sail a week at a time.”

A weekend course gets you started in the basics of sail handling, navigation, safety and a lifetime of fun.

Just cruise on over to

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