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! 

Old and Great! - A List Of Amazing Older Sailors...

Another really cool thing about sailing is that you can enjoy it when your five the same way you enjoy it when your 85 and there’s many a sailor out …

ASA Gulf & San Juan Islands Flotilla

This is the ninth year in a row that ASA has sponsored a flotilla in the Pacific Northwest, and these cruises have become very popular.The post ASA …

Sailing

Learning Lessons From the America’s Cup

As we await the main act of the 35th America’s Cup, we reflect on what’s gone on so far and consider sailing's most significant event.The post …

Sailing

7 Ways to Sail Greener and Protect Your Local Waters! - American Sailing Association

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

Glossary of America’s Cup Sailing Terms

For sailors who are checking out the America's Cup we have created this glossary to help you understand what the announcers are talking about...The …

Sailing

Small Boat Spotlight : The Everlasting Hobie 16

When you stop and think about what boats are responsible for luring people into the world of sailing the Hobie 16 has got to be in the top three!The …

Sailing

Sailing Knots - Learn These 3 Essential Knots Now!

There are as many sailing knots as there are stars in the night sky — or so it seems. But the reality is that most sailors can get along with only …

FREE Desktop Wallpaper Sailing Calendar 2017

ASA Knots Made Easy : Bowline

5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup

The America’s Cup on catamarans isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s 5 things that are kind of cool...The post 5 Cool Things About the 35th …

Sailing

If you can't find your boat give it a bright sail! ⛵️🌞#ASASailing #Sailing #Sailboat #Sails #Colorful #Sunshine #Sea

A classic wooden schooner with full #sail deployed for an upwind beat. #ASASailing #Sailboat

Just another beautiful day in sunny San Diego, California! #ASASailing #Sail #SanDiego #SoCal #California

A new & innovative way to learn how to sail...

Flotillas: Advanced Concentrated Learning and Fun!

Being part of a flotilla is the perfect way to test your new sailing skills with the safety net of having someone more experienced on hand if you …

British Virgin Islands

5 Thoughts About Sailing With Kids

One the absolute greatest things about sailing with kids is how it brings families together. There may be no better place on earth for bonding than …

Kids

Quiz on Lights - American Sailing Association

Navigation lights are designed to:<p>Actually indicate the relative heading of a given vesselThat is true!<br>• Indicate the distance from your given …

Education

5 Things Sailors Can Do to Make for a Cleaner Ocean

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 …

Is the America's Cup Good for the Sport of Sailing?

These days, just mention the words “America’s Cup” to any group of sailors and it’s likely that in no more than a few minutes they’ll all be arguing. …

Sailing

"Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made, for somewhere deep in their oaken hearts the soul of a song is laid." - Robert N. Rose #ASASailing #Sailing #Quote

Why must a sailor leave their red boat behind on such a day? #ASASailing #Boat

Book Review: SAIL by Timothy Jeffery

<i>SAIL: A tribute to the world’s greatest races, sailors and their boats</i><br>by TIMOTHY JEFFERY<p>If you like racing sailboats, then you will not find a better …

It's a great day to learn how to sail! #ASASailing #SailingSchool #ASASailingCertified

Both boats are on starboard but one has the right of way. #ASASailing #Sailboats

The MarkSetBot - Cool Gizmos for Sailors

We love collecting and highlighting cool or interesting little innovations that fall into the “gizmo” folder. This remote operated racing mark …

GO SAILING Update 3.2 Goes International

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>Go Sailing Update 3.2. Goes International</b><p><b>LOS ANGELES – April 5, 2017</b> – Go Sailing, sailing’s free social-media app that keeps …

Cruising Boat Spotlight: The Hunter Vision 32

One cool thing about sailing is the vast amount of boat designs we have to choose from. From wooden yawls to foiling catamarans, there is, no doubt, …

Heaving to – What is it and why you should know how to do it?

Heaving to (to heave to and to be hove to) involves parking the boat while out at sea. It's easy to do but it takes a little practice as every boat …

Travel

5 Things to Remember When the Wind Starts Coming Up

After a solid two hours of sailing in perfect conditions, more white caps begin to emerge and the sky seems irritated. You know the mood of the wind …

Sailing