Naval Academy Club Luncheon

ASA Luncheon at the US Naval Academy…

On Friday, during the Annapolis Boat Show, ASA hosted an exclusive luncheon at the US Naval Academy. This was an opportunity for ASA Instructors and ASA Affiliates to meet and talk about sailing. Charlie Nobles, Executive Director of ASA, gave an update on the latest initiatives being implemented by ASA and introduced the guest note speaker, Jonathon Wright, who is Vanderstar Chair on the board of Directors for the US Naval Academy Sailing Program. Wright’s sailing resume includes crewing in five America’s Cup campaigns (and winning three) over 13 years trimming the sails on the 12 Metres “COURAGEOUS” (1974), INDEPENDENCE (1977), FREEDOM (1980), LIBERTY (1983), and STARS & STRIPES (1987).

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Harken/Jeanneau AST

Harken and Jeanneau Debut Revolutionary Assisted Sail Trim

We catch up with David from Harken and learn more about this amazing new Assisted Sail Trim system that aims to make short handed cruising much easier. The system include an Auto Tacking package that adjusts the headsail for the new tack while you steer through the maneuver. Auto Trim is the perfect complement to Auto Tacking for easy cruising. Set the initial trim, press the button to engage Auto Trim, and then let the system handle sheeting. The Sail Management package, which will debut in coming seasons, can hoist and douse the main or genoa. Load sensors detect jams and allow the halyard to be eased for safe operation.

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Interview with SailTime

At this year’s United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis you can experience the joy of sailing with our hands-on First Sail Workshops designed for beginning sailors.

ASA has partnered with Beneteau America and Sailtime to host First Sail Workshops where participants can learn the basics of sailing in a 45 minute classroom session immediately followed by 90 minutes on the water sailing on a new Beneteau ASA First 22.

Find out more from Kristen at SailTime in our short interview…

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