Updated Rec Sail Instruction  

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Recreational Sailing a Navy 26.

  • Please see updated Rec Sail Instruction and SOP posted below!

All Midshipmen, USNA faculty, and staff (civilian and military) are eligible to participate in the N26 Recreational Sailing Program. Additionally, active volunteers supporting Naval Academy Sailing, with a current Volunteer Service Agreement (VSA), may participate in the N26 Recreational Sailing Program.

The program begins with personalized on the water training sessions designed to teach the basics of sailing and to familiarize patrons with the N26s and our local operating procedures. Advanced sailors still must complete a training session before attempting to qualify.

Once a baseline talent level is achieved through the training sessions a sailor will enter the qualification process which consists of a written exam, Rec Sail area limits tour, and an N26 sailing check ride. If all stages are passed the sailor is qualified and may check out a boat for recreational day sailing free of charge.

New this year is a Provisional qualification, available only to Midshipmen. It is a mid-level qualification which allows for two Midshipmen who both have moderate skills to check a boat out together to gain additional on the water time while working towards the full Skipper “B” qual.

For more information or to schedule training sessions please contact LT Aaron Metrick at metrick@usna.edu or Joni Palmer at jpalmer@usna.edu.

For complete instructions, rules, and procedures associated with N26 Rec Sailing please review the links below. 

Recreational Sailing a Navy 44

Navy 44s can be signed out for recreational sailing by midshipmen, officers, staff and volunteers for recreational day sailing.   The Navy 44 must have two D-qualified personnel on board, and the request must be approved by DNAS on an individual basis.   Crew who are not active duty are required to fill out a Marine Event Liability Waiver.

Below are the forms to submit to the Operations Officer of either the VOST or OSTS program:

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