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U.S. Sailboat Show plans sailing lessons

Boating enthusiasts who want to learn the basics of sailing can do so at the United States Sailboat Show in October.

Boating enthusiasts who want to learn the basics of sailing can do so at the United States Sailboat Show in October.

Organizers said First Sail Workshop participants will start with a 45-minute classroom session that is followed by 90 minutes of on-water time with SailTime and American Sailing Association instructors on the new Beneteau First 22.

The workshops will be held four times a day Oct. 5-9 during the show, and advance registration is required. Admission to the show is included with a First Sail Workshop registration, and all participants receive a one-year basic membership to BoatUS.

The workshops are sponsored by Annapolis Boat Shows, Beneteau America, the American Sailing Association, Annapolis Yacht Sales and SailTime.

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