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Bite Sized Lessons : Apparent Wind

We know that learning to sail can be overwhelming and there is a lot to take in. In an effort to help we’ve created a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” …

ASA Schools Reopen After Hurricanes

ASA Schools Want You To Know – They Are “Open For Business”.<p>If you have been thinking about a sailing vacation but putting it off, or if you were …

Education

Meet Dylan Winter, the adventurous bloke slowly sailing around Britain

When you’re sailing, you’re mostly at the mercy of the wind, the weather, the climate. If it’s not a good time to set out, you wait. When the winds …

Sailing

This Toy Pirate Ship Sailed From Scotland to Norway

Two Scottish brothers launched their Playmobil Pirate Ship into the North Sea, and it didn't sink.<p>Why throw a boring, old bottle into the ocean when …

Anchoring, Observer Etiquette - Lessons From an Old Salt

Anchoring, Observer Etiquette<p>I am writing this blog post because no one attempting to anchor should have to listen, as we did this past week, to …

Roam

Lines to Hawaii - Day 2 - Travis Rice and Ian Walsh are on a mission to sail and explore 2,400 nautical miles from Tahiti to Hawaii via the the …

World Sailing

🗣 "In the future, I would like to compete in the Paralympics and win for my country!"<p>You can't help but be inspired by, blind sailor, Bernardo from …

Rolex Big Boat Series

Rolex Big Boat Series. 3K likes. The biggest regatta on the West Coast, featuring big boats and big fleets each September at the St. Francis Yacht …

Living Stronger: Rod Johnstone's passion keeps him sailing at 80

<i>Living Stronger is a "CBS Evening News" series celebrating the people leading the way to longevity -- and inspiring the rest of us.</i><p><b>NEWPORT, R.I. --</b> …

Sailing

why-cruising-sailors-should-consider-using-professional-weather-routeing

Should you consider support from a professional weather router on your next ocean crossing? With costs lower than you might realise, maybe it’s time …

Sailing

Sail Universe

This Facebook post is no longer available. It may have been removed or the privacy settings of the post may have changed.<p>Remind yourself why you are …

7 Wonderful Cities to Live on a Sailboat

VOE: Miscommunication has Painful Consequences

When you’ve been sailing with your spouse for more than 30 years you get to know each other pretty well. It almost goes without saying that you don’t …

Sailing

Get That Cat Outta Here!

Although we understand not all sailors are racers, we do like to keep up with the America’s Cup because it’s not only sailing’s preeminent event it …

Click here to support ASA's Hurricane Relief Fund

<b>They’ve lost their homes, their boats and their livelihood. Please help us help them get back on their feet.</b><p>ASA schools and instructors from Texas to …

What’s in a Name?

One of the cool things about sailing is that there are these age-old traditions just humming along in the background. There’s the particular language …

Bracing for Impact – A Quick List of Hurricane Protection Reminders

There is a serious storm barreling along on its way to Florida right now, and while things can often change when it comes to storm tracking, sailboat …

Desktop Wallpaper Sailing Calendar

Sailing

Cherish Our Oceans on Flipboard

By American Sailing Association | While ASA’s primary business is sail education, a by-product of teaching sailing to almost half a million people is …

The Ocean Cleanup

Countdown for tomorrow’s deployment of the North Sea Prototype 2. Time for a guided tour with Boyan Slat.

Opinion: If you love the ocean, change the throwaway economy.

The world’s oceans are choking on plastic. This year up to 20 million tons of plastic bags, food wrappers, bottles, straws, Styrofoam, plastic …

Recycling

California Coastal Commission

What to Expect<p>First and most importantly, everyone can participate in Coastal Cleanup Day, no matter what age. There are even sites with beach …

How I Switched To A Single Use Plastic-Free Life

It was a September evening when I first noticed it.<p>Wading out of the sea after a long evening surf session, I looked down at the sand and saw …

Recycling

7 Things Sailors Can Do to Make for a Healthier Environment

Everyone needs to think about the world we live in as something we should collectively protect and keep clean – a sailor’s task is to keep a …

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor!

Here at the American Sailing Association, the waters of our earth are obviously on the top of our priority list. With The Ocean Cleanup as our …

7 Ways to Sail Greener and Protect Your Local Waters!

Sailing is an amazing sport, powered by wind and so close to the water – it’s impossible not to feel connected to nature – and that’s why we love it! …

Oceans

Spared Irma’s Worst, Puerto Ricans Sail to Virgin Islanders’ Aid

FAJARDO, P.R. — Puerto Rico, dealt only a glancing blow by Hurricane Irma, has become an impromptu emergency hub for its Caribbean neighbors that were left devastated by the storm’s wrath.<p>Puerto Ricans relieved at being spared the worst destruction donated water, clothing, first aid and other …

Caribbean

The Island Less Visited: 72 Hours of Adventure on Santa Rosa Island and Ventura

Unless you’re a National Parks aficionado or live in Southern California odds are you have not heard of the Channel Islands or the gorgeously remote …

Sailing Illustrated

Your ultimate source of sailing and yacht racing news: America's Cup, Volvo Ocean Race, and North American Clubs, Classes and Events.

SBYC Wet Wednesday Regatta, August 16 Highlights