American Sailing Association

By American Sailing Association | The American Sailing Association was founded in 1983 with a simply stated mission: to teach people to sail safely and confidently. In addition to our worldwide network of sailing schools, our online resources for new & experienced sailors continues to grow - we have  lots of great tips, instructional sailing videos, travel guides for far away cruising destinations, and fun quizzes to test your sailing knowledge! 

Press Release

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>ASA “Wraps” Docking Made Easy Free Educational Video Series<br>Fourth and Final Offering Teaches Sailors About “Returning to the</b> …

Education

Book Review : The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom by Stephen Brennan

<i>The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom by Stephen Brennan</i><p>Editor Brennan has compiled a unique book of quotes, verses, and traditional sailing axioms. …

Literature

Exploring the Dalmation coast of Croatia on an ASA Flotilla

The 2016 ASA Flotilla in Croatia was organized by Sea Safaris Sailing School in Chicago with Capt. Jean De Keyser and his wife, “Admiral” Mila, as …

Croatia

Setting The Hook

This tip came by way of Captain Sarah from Abaco Sailing / Cruise Abaco.<p>My favorite part about cruising is finding a remote anchorage and exploring …

Anchorage

Top 5 Posts of 2016 - American Sailing Association

Looking back over the year of 2016 we’ve published some great content – here are the top 5 posts of 2016, voted for by you and your mouse …

Boating

Seven Qualities That Make A Good Sailor

It’s a sentence you hear all the time – “<i>he’s a good sailor</i>” – an innocuous complimentary description that falls away as soon as uttered, but what …

Boating

5 Unusual Sailboat Designs

Sailboat designs haven’t changed much over the decades – it obviously works and as the rule goes “<i>if it ain’t broke, don’t fit it</i>“. However, that …

Sailboats

Relax - it's the weekend! #Sail

CharterSavvy Fall 2016 Page 18

CharterSavvy Fall 2016 : Page 18<p>The Check Out: Bareboat News The entire bareboat fleet at Conch Charters, including both power and sail yachts, has …

Give App As A Gift - ASA's Sailing Challenge

Open the App Store on your iPhone / iPad.<p>Search “Sailing Challenge” to find the app.<p>In the upper-right corner, tap the Share icon .<p>Tap Gift .<p>Enter …

Boating

9 Great Gifts For Sailors

Shopping for the holidays can be tough, but if a sailor is on your list it is all the easier! Sailors always need stuff… or want stuff… or want stuff …

100,000 Facebook Followers

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>American Sailing Association Reaches 100,000 Facebook Followers over Thanksgiving Weekend – Number of Followers Doubles in Less</b> …

100,000 Facebook Fans Giveaway - American Sailing Association

NO PURCHASE IS NECESSARY TO ENTER OR WIN. A PURCHASE DOES NOT INCREASE THE CHANCES OF WINNING.<p>1. Eligibility: This Giveaway is open only to those who …

Book Review : Finding North by George Michelsen Foy

<i>Finding North — “How Navigation Makes Us Human” by George Michelsen Foy</i><p>Finding North is an interesting play on words as author Foy intertwines many …

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes Winners 2016

Horizon Yacht Charters delivers immaculate yachts and first-class service. With four stunning Caribbean charter destinations to choose from, Horizon …

pessimistic? optimistic? realistic? #ASASailing #Sailing https://t.co/t52X3OIUKR

The Vendee Globe

Whether you’re a cruiser or a racer, or both, you have to appreciate the Vendee Globe, which began this past weekend from the docks of the small …

America's Cup

Whoever bought this boat, sure did seal the deal! #Sailing #Humor

Can You Really Make a Living Sailing Boats?

It’s a question many of us ask ourselves when we are out having an amazing day on the water. Can I earn a living out here rather than that …

Boating

Kathy Struchen

Captain Kathy Struchen started sailing after she first came out of college when her boyfriend (now husband) introduced her to scuba diving. Through …

Sailing for Science

The Plastic Change organization is working to combat the problem of plastic pollution by understanding its origin and informing the process of …

Plastic

Selah in the Storm

This book is the true story of a suspenseful adventure of a husband and wife ASA Instructor team as they pursue their dreams of a sailing school.The …

American South

Win an ASA Hat!

Think you’ve got the sailing skills necessary to win a FREE ASA Hat?<p>The rules are simple: sail around the Marina Tour course, in ASA’s Sailing …

America's Cup

Anchoring Basics

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” …

Time to Get Cruising Catamaran Certified

The cruising catamaran is the fastest growing segment in the sailing world. Heralded for their incredible comfort at a mooring or under sail, more …

Isler vs Dickson - A Battle for the Sailing Challenge Title

On the heels of our announcement that America’s Cup veteran and legendary sailor Peter Isler has set a time record on ASA’s Sailing Challenge phone …

Cool Gizmos for Sailors - The Chart Magnifier

We’re always on the lookout for cool inventive stuff that make the act of sailing a little easier or at the least, more pragmatic. We saw this new …

Figuring Out Flares

We know we need flares (visual distress signals / VDS) on board to both be safe & to satisfy the requirements of the law, but it can be a bit …

Astronomy

Cruising Boat Spotlight: The Columbia 50

In our new series of great cruising boats we begin with a crowd favorite – the Columbia 50. With its bubble top, long graceful lines and inherent …

Autos