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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Annapolis Boat Show LIVE

Live from the Annapolis Boat Show

The American Sailing Association will be big-and-bold and live-and-direct at this year’s Annapolis Boat Show.

Not only will ASA be hosting its First Sail Workshops in association with Beneteau America and SailTime, a hands-on sail training workshop designed for beginning sailors, ASA will also be hosting its premier luncheon at the Annapolis Naval Academy for the first time. Stop by and see us at the American Sailing Booth, D63.

This is the 45th year of the Annapolis Boat Show – it is both the largest and oldest in the water sailboat show in the USA. Vendors and visitors come from all over the world to take part in this event that boasts an unsurpassed reputation for offering the most comprehensive boating exhibitions in the industry.

ASA will also be bringing the boat show to all the folks who can’t make the journey by broadcasting live throughout the event. Look forward to interviews with manufacturers, product spotlights, event reports, and lots and lots of sailboats. ASA will be LIVE from the Annapolis Boat Show October 8th – 11th watch us on Facebook and asa.com.

Tune in to our coverage on any of these platforms…