Fair Wind Sailing School: Fair Wind offers two hands-on coastal offshore instructional passages in 2010: one from Annapolis, Maryland, to Mystic, Connecticut, in July; and another from Bar Harbor, Maine, south to Annapolis in August. The onboard coursework, drawn from the A.S.A. curriculum, addresses coastal navigation, advanced sailing, celestial navigation, and ocean passages. Students will gain practical experience and seamanship skills via night sailing, nighttime crew-overboard drills, offshore watchstanding, the practice of emergency procedures, routing, and weather planning. For more details, contact Fair Wind (www.fairwindsailing.com).