2017 Spring Training – Saturday, March 11th

Anne Arundel Community College


Emil Becker, SOS Education Chair

In early March the temperatures might still be low and more than a bit of snow might still be lingering, but the sun is staying around in the late afternoon.  The body clock screams, “sailing time, sailing time!”

It has been a long winter of buying stuff, fireside chats, seminars, and dreams of summers past and future!   The time is near to venture forth.  Pull the cover off the boat, paint, wax and clean it and schedule a launch date!  For crew it is time to re-re-view those knots and improve fluency with sailing terminology, the unique language used on sailboats.

There is one last day to acquire and refine sailing knowledge!  One day to become more comfortable with the skills and knowledge that will be required in the coming this season on the Bay!  One last chance to learn about something new and different and maybe make a purchase or install something that will make a difference on the boat.

SOS has the perfect venue for that!  It is SOS Spring Training.  For those few not familiar - this is annual all day event which SOS holds, SOS brings together the best and most knowledgeable vendors and sailors in the area and beyond to present on all things sailing.

A chance not to be missed by anyone in SOS!

This year’s Spring Training will be held on Saturday, March 11th at Anne Arundel Community College in Arnold, Maryland.  At Spring Training there are seminars and workshops for sailors of all levels from the novice to the most crusty. What is unique about Spring Training is that you get to design you own program to met you own needs.  You can have it “your way!”

And this year there is much new and different in the SOS Spring Training. For everybody!!!

One experienced sailor in SOS told me that he hasn’t attended one Spring Training where he hasn’t learned a new thing or two.  (So who says old sea dogs can’t learn new tricks!)  So if thought you know everything there is still a chance to learn even more!

The cost of spring training for SOS members is $55 until February 15th and then $60 until the deadline.  Non-members and on-site registrants are charged  $75.

One word of advice – sign up early because the seating is limited in many of the seminars and workshops and the most popular ones fill up early.  The price includes a continental breakfast and full lunch, and all classroom materials.

And tell you friends and neighbors (house neighbors and boat neighbors) that SOS Spring Training learning event and that you want to see them there!

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