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Arabella. Photo by Chris Tucker.

Amazing “Arabella” Photos From The BVIs

The “Arabella” just completed a voyage around the BVIs loaded with ASA members from all over the country. We were lucky enough to have Chris Tucker onboard and he shared some of his amazing photos with us… If you missed out on this once in a lifetime trip, not to worry, we’re doing it all over again in March – but hurry, there are only a few cabins left!!

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St Petersburg Sailboat Show

St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

The 38th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, is set to sail into the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., from Thursday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. The show will feature an impressive selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land, including a 40,000-square-foot clearspan tent housing all types of marine gear. Show-goers will find hundreds of power boats and sailboats including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, magnificent sailing yachts, personal watercraft and much more.

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LOHAS sailing School.

IQCs in Taiwan

The ASA currently has four certified sailing schools in Taiwan which means there must be ASA Certified Instructors to teach there. On a recent trip to the area Barry Sroka, an instructor evaluator, conducted nine IQC’s with 23 candidates. One of the Basic Keelboat IQCs had a record 11 candidates. He also completed three facility Evaluations with one being on an island offshore from Taiwan.

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Sharon Green’s 30 Years of Ultimate Sailing

Sharon Green has been capturing electrifying images of performance sailing for more than three decades. Her annual Ultimate Sailing Calendar, featuring the highlights of competitive yacht racing around the globe, is eagerly anticipated by thousands of boating, sports and photography enthusiasts worldwide.

Sharon has also been extensively published in the world’s foremost boating periodicals and published two books since first taking up a camera in High School. Since then she has worked on eight America’s Cups, and countless other high profile campaigns and regattas. In recognition of her extraordinary accomplishments in photography Sharon was awarded an honorary Masters Degree from the prestigious Brooks Institute in Santa Barbara, California, where she resides.

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Hong Kong Sunseeker Regatta

Hong Kong Sunseeker Regatta

We love hearing from our members and instructors when they have adventures in exotic places…

“I recently visited Hong Kong and met up with Dr. Andrew Kay, Managing Director of the ASA sailing School Hong Kong Catamaran Club and ASA IE. Dr. Kay graciously invited me to participate in the annual Sunseeker Opening Regatta hosted by the Aberdeen Boat Club in Hong Kong aboard his Beneteau First 40.7 named “Cata Kam Loong“. Race day arrived with 20+ knot winds and 4′-6′ seas, but we had a determined crew, all well-trained by Dr. Kay. With over 30 boats in attendance, and five in our class, we started the 30 mile race with double reefed main and no spinnaker. We ended up in second place after a back and forth battle with another boat named “Getafix” during the entire 30 mile course. A good time was had by all!”

John Kusch
ASA Instructor