Sailing

Sailing Excursions on Little Assawoman Bay

Sometimes you want to move and sometimes you want to be moved. But just because you're in a chillaxed state of being doesn't mean that you can't get up close and personal with the bay and it's feathered and finned residents. Join us for a small boat sailing excursion on Little Assawoman Bay where the wind and your skipper will do the work. Without the drone of a motor you will be able to truly enjoy the sights and sounds of our coastal environment. In a world full of constant ringing, buzzing, dinging, roaring, and honking, the pure sound of water zipping past rudders and birds settling into nests refreshes the soul. When we say "small boat," we mean SMALL boat! We do our tours on small catamarans or day sailors with a maximum of

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A New Captain in Town!

Congratulations to Mitch Mitchell! After a long, frustrating winter spent studying charts, books, flash cards, and videos, memorizing terminology, and working through hours of navigational problems Mitch breezed through his Coast Guard Captain's License test. Why did he put himself through this? Coastal Kayak is expanding its sailing program offering Sailing Nature Cruises and more in-depth Adult Sailing Mini-Camps. Eventually we hope to incorporate a larger sailboat with an auxiliary motor into our fleet. Anyone carrying passengers on a boat with a motor for a fee is required to be a Coast Guard certified captain. We think the Maryland and Delaware beaches are The Perfect Place to Sail - miles of shorelines to explore, plenty of wind, and bays where you can both cruise to a nice, waterfront restaurant for lunch or find a quiet

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Come Sail Away…with a Coastal Kayak Mini-Camp!

We know you’ve been dreaming about sailing. Maybe you’ve pictured yourself island hopping through the Caribbean, or exploring the miles of shorelines in our own inland bays. Or maybe you just want to feel the wind on your face without hearing the drone of the motor or smelling the stink of gas. However you’re not quite sure how to get started. Our adult sailing mini-camps are your answer! During the 2019 season we’ll be offering both weekend and weekday adult sailing camps taught by an instructor with over 20 years of experience teaching sailing. The weekend camp consists of three sessions—Saturday morning from 9-12:30; Saturday afternoon from 4-7; and Sunday morning from 10-1. The weekday camp will be four 1.5 hour sessions, mornings from 10-11:30. (Please see below for dates.) In the camp you’ll learn

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September Sailing Clinic

Ever want to learn to sail? Imagine skimming across the water hearing only the hum of the water passing beneath you. No loud motors, no gasoline fumes. You are truly the captain of the vessel! Learn how rewarding sailing can be in this three-session, hands-on workshop. Your instructor has over 20 years of experience teaching sailing and showing people the fun of being on the water with only mother nature. The goal of this workshop is FUN! The first session will be in the classroom learning boat basics and sailing theory. And the other two sessions will be on-water, learning to read the wind, plan your course, and practicing your tacking techniques. The course will be taught on a comfortable, shallow-draft 17 foot daysailor. Perfect for the waters of our inland bays! Specifics: Reservations required.

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It’s Your Turn

If you'd like to rent a sailboat at Coastal Kayak you’ll need to have some sailing experience and be able to answer some basic sailing questions. One of those questions is: ”What’s the safest way to turn the sailboat?" You can turn a sailboat either towards where the wind is coming from or away from the wind. Turning the boat away from the wind, or downwind, is called jibing and can be risky for both you and the boat. When turning downwind you bring the stern through the wind. This will cause the sail to swing across the boat at high speed and failing to duck at the right time can result in getting hit by the boom. They call it a "boom" for a good reason! Most of our boats do not have a

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2016 in the Slipstream

Was it just a couple of months ago now that the days were long and warm and we were all wearing shorts and sandals?? As the days get shorter and darker, here are a few photos to help you through the worst of it. We'll see you on the other side!    

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A New Champion For the Annual CK Staff Regatta!

The four captains strategically chose their teams in secret. Team #1: Capt. Josh, Belle, Lexi AKA The Party Boat Team #2: Capt. Meghan, Hannah, August AKA The Kid's Boat Team #3: Capt. Mary, Michelle, John AKA The Hair Boat Team #4: Capt. Mitch, Sylvia, Bob AKA The AARP Boat Conditions: 8-10 knots out of the southeast, mid 80s, clear blue sky. The Course : Circle osprey island, around Point of Cedars, and back to the beach - all tacks, of course. The start was hectic with The Party Boat taking the early lead thanks to Capt. Josh's running start. The Kid's Boat looked to be in trouble as Capt. Meghan's rudders weren't down when the gun went off. Soon, though, the seasoned defending champion, Capt. Mitch, took the lead with the AARP Boat. The AARP

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