This Meet Up group is designed for sailboat owners to find crew for a variety of different sailing opportunities and for those wanting to crew to find skippers. The group will also have occasional social events such as happy hours. There is NO FEE for joining and participating in basic group activities. The focus area of opportunities will be in the mid-Chesapeake Bay area including Annapolis, Kent Island, West and Rhode rivers, St Michael's and Oxford.
HOW DOES IT WORK?
Skippers are allowed to post sailing opportunities whenever they need crew. Crew members will be able to respond to the event through the Meet Up web site. It's really that simple, although there are a few things you need to keep in mind:
1. Opportunities are usually "feast or famine" meaning that sometimes, no one wants to go and at other times, everyone wants to go. The skipper has complete discretion over whom he or she selects to go sailing.
2. If you signed up for an event, do not ASSUME that you are going until you get confirmation from the skipper.
3. Recognize that stuff happens. Sometimes the weather does not cooperate or last minute emergencies arise. One of the hallmarks of being a sailor is adaptability and flexibility. On the other hand, if someone - either crew or skipper - makes a habit of not showing up or cancelling at the last minute, then participation in the club will be revoked.
HOW TO JOIN?
Step #1 - request to join and answer all the questions asked of you. YOU MUST PROVIDE AT LEAST YOUR DIRECT EMAIL address. We will NOT contact you thru the Meetup application. At this stage in the process, only the admins see your email address and that is the only means by which we will reach out to you with more information about the group.
Step #2 - We will exchange some information and if you feel you are a good fit, we will provide you the instructions on how to pay for membership.
Step #3 - Get active with the group!
If you have any questions in the meanwhile, email us at Annapolis.Sailors.Network@gmail.com and we will respond when we can.