As sailors we should all support efforts to protect our oceans and keep them clean. The Ocean Cleanup Mega Expedition, which will involve sailboats returning from Hawaii after the Transpac, will collect more plastic measurements in three weeks than have been collected in the past 40 years combined. This project is part of The Ocean Cleanup – a non profit foundation, pioneered by a 19 year old from The Netherlands, that is developing technologies to extract, prevent and intercept plastic pollution.
Great video of what it’s like to charter a boat and sail in the British Virgin Islands
SailTime North America , Beneteau America, The American Sailing Association partner together to introduce new Sailors to the Beneteau ASA First 22 at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.
April 3, 2015 (Annapolis, MD) – SailTime Group LLC, the world’s largest boat membership company, announced a partnership with Beneteau America, and the American Sailing Association to conduct an On-Board Sailing Workshop at the 2015 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show April 24th through April 26th.
The registered students will get to participate in a 30 minute in-class basic briefing followed by a 90 minute on water intro to sailing lesson. This clinic has been developed by the American Sailing Association and is part of their Small Boat Workshop for New Sailor Series.
Designed for the beginning sailor, this clinic will be taught on the new ASA First 22, which is manufactured by Beneteau America in Marion, SC. The ASA First 22 is a result of collaboration between Beneteau America and the American Sailing Association and was specifically designed for teaching ASA courses.
Join ASA at the Strictly Sail Pacific boatshow April 9-12, 2015 and sail on our new ASA First 22 by Beneteau as part of the Discover Sailing “New Boat Introductions” – a FREE 45 minute sail on the Bay with an experienced Skipper.
The Discover Sailing Product Introductions
are all the way at the bottom of the ticket page
Be sure to come by our booth, #818, and say hello if you’re at the show!
ASAs exciting new workshop is back, this time at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.
Taught by instructors from Sailtime this workshop is designed exclusively with new sailors in mind. It begins with a 30-minute interactive educational seminar where you will learn the very basics of sailing. You will then board the ASA First 22, the American Sailing Association’s new training sailboat, for an in-depth 90-minute sailing lesson. This New Sailor Workshop is designed to educate, excite and equip those with little to no sailing experience with the basic skills needed to begin sailing.
Course fee is $35 and includes admission to the boat show. With only four classes per day holding a maximum of four slots each, availability is extremely limited. Advance registration is highly recommended, so sign up today!
|Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show|
at the City Dock & Harbor Annapolis, Maryland April 24-26
In the fall of 2014 ASA released their new book Bareboat Cruising Made Easy. ASA’s much acclaimed new bareboat cruising manual is the ultimate reference book for anyone interested in the bareboat cruising lifestyle. The book is much more than just a textbook for ASA 104 students, however. Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is a one-stop cruising reference for all sailors, whether they have a few months or a few decades of sailing experience. It covers everything a sailor needs to know about skippering a boat in new waters, from what to wear to how to troubleshoot the bilge pump.
Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is only available through an ASA affiliated school or directly through the ASA online store.
This is what the sailing press has to say…
ASA has some great deals on some essential spring sailing gear that will help you get out on the water by keeping you dry and making sure you look like a pro! Offer ends March 31st 2015.
|ASA Splash Jacket|
only $69.99 (regularly $100.00)
|Specialty Sail Cloth Tote Bag|
only $74.00 (regularly $89.00)
|Computer Bag with ASA logo|
only $59.95 (regularly $74.90)
|ASA Insignia Sailing Gloves|
only $24.75 (regularly $30.95)
The ASA member’s event aboard the spectacular Arabella in the British Virgin Island got off to a great start. 34 sailors from all over the country boarded the beautiful 165′ Arabella at village Cay in Roadtown Tortola. In the expert hands of Captain John Eginton and first mate Brad sailed to White bay in Jost Van Dyke. It is the home of mesmerizing turquoise waters, white sand beaches and the famous Soggy Dollar bar (credited with inventing the pain killer rum drink). After dinner aboard many went ashore in Great Harbor to experience the famous Foxy’s bar. More adventures to come as the week unfolds. See our gallery of pictures…
Join us on our next “Arabella” voyage
Our schedule includes New England trips in the Fall of 2015, and the BVIs in the Winter/Spring of 2016
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE – BEACHES RESORTS OFFERS NEW “SAILING FUN” EXPERIENCE THROUGH AMERICAN SAILING ASSOCIATION
Guests as Young as Eight Can Participate in Introductory Sailing Program
LOS ANGELES AND MONTEGO BAY, JAMAICA – February 11, 2015 – In conjunction with the American Sailing Association (ASA), the globe’s leading authority on sailing instruction and sailing schools, Beaches Resorts has launched a new sailing program at Beaches Turks & Caicos Resort Villages & Spa, Beaches Negril Resort & Spa and Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Golf Club. As part of the Beaches Sailing School, Beaches Resorts now offers a new Sailing Fun Experience, in which guests can participate in a sailing course consisting of four two-hour sessions designed to introduce both children (ages eight and above) and adults to the sport of sailing.
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