New boaters watch from the dock as boating instructors demonstrate on-water skills. Image: Cheryl Costello

VIDEO: Free Beginner Boating Clinics Offered at Sandy Point

There are plenty of new boaters out on the Bay, if you hadn’t noticed all those boats flying off the shelves from dealers and brokerages. It’s great news for the pastime we love, but it also means a lot of boaters are looking to boost their skills and confidence on board.

A series of “Welcome to Boating” clinics—offered for free through a partnership in Maryland—aims to make sure folks know their way around a boat before they dive in head first.

Cheryl Costello shows us the valuable lessons that can make all the difference. Watch below: