Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center is a public facility hosting several public events throughout the year.
Annapolis has nearly 17 miles of spectacular waterfront, part of the 533 miles of waterfront property located in Anne Arundel County. And even thought the overwhelming majority of residents do not live on the water, there are few public access spots available to allow residents to get out on the water.
The Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center (AWSC) is dedicated to celebrating, sharing and enhancing Annapolis’s maritime heritage by inclusively engaging residents, students, visitors and the entire community in universally
accessible boating, boating in education, and Chesapeake Bay stewardship.
AWSC is a partnership with the City of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County as well as the United States Naval Academy, Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Brendan Sailing, SpinSheet Magazine, Eastport Yacht Club, Severn Sailing Association, Seafarers Yacht Club Foundation, Sea Scout Boat 1959, and Seafarers Yacht Club.
Connecting the water to Annapolis,
and Annapolis to the water
Providing a living maritime resource
Fostering environmental awareness
of the Chesapeake
Our programs include Free Sailing outings on the sandbaggers BULL and BEAR, educational STEM Sailing courses offered in conjunction with Anne Arundel County Public Schools, Take Someone Sailing Day, History Sailing, Outreach Sail, City of Annapolis Pop-Up Sailing Camp, a Fall rendezvous of classic wooden boats, along with regular waterfront exhibits featuring classic and unique boats.
Annapolis Waterfront & Sailing Center
221 Duke of Gloucester Street
Annapolis, MD 21401