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Spring-Sailing

Get Ready For Spring Sailing

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.

Spring Sailing Splash JacketASA Splash Jacket
only $69.99 (regularly $100.00)
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Spring Sailing-Tote BagSpecialty Sail Cloth Tote Bag
only $74.00 (regularly $89.00)
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Spring Sailing-Computer BagComputer Bag with ASA logo
only $59.95 (regularly $74.90)
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Spring Sailing-GlovesASA Insignia Sailing Gloves
only $24.75 (regularly $30.95)
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ASA iPhone App

We’re so excited to announce the launch of the official ASA iPhone app! The great part about this application is that it collects many great sailing resources in one place–a glossary of sailing terms, must-know knots, signal flags, a light identification guide, and how-to videos. You can also easily find ASA schools in your area using this app, and the course standards are listed as a quick reference. Our social media sites are integrated too!

We are already working on the upgrade, but this first edition is well worth checking out. It’s like having an ASA instructor in your pocket for only $1.99!

To preview the app and read early reviews, go to the store. We would love to hear what you think too!

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103 Textbook in the Works

We are currently in the throes of designing the next new ASA textbook–an accompaniment to the ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course. Last week, the team flew out to Bristol, Rhode Island, for a photo shoot with world-renowned sailing photographer Billy Black. Prolific cruising writer Jeremy McGeary took care to coordinate the shoot to match the book’s text. During the first couple days scheduled, the weather refused to cooperate: constant rain and winds whipping at 30 knots does not make a great setting for a photo shoot. But just when they had been almost washed out by the rain, ASA Instructor Dave Lumian relates “Then the glorious New England sunshine brightened up for a terrific day of sailing and clicking!” Pictured here left to right: Billy Black, Gretchen Thor (assistant photographer), Randy Ealy, Jr., Norman Schmittkind, Wendy Mackie, Jeremy McGeary and ASA instructor Regina Krieger. Dave also says, “Many thanks to Rob Lawnsby (not pictured) at Narragansett Sailing for pulling together the nice Hunter 33s and the excellent crew!”

We’re working to complete book as soon as possible, since many of you have eagerly asked when it will be ready. We’re not making hard promises at this moment, because you can’t rush a standard of high quality! But it’s right around the corner, and when it does release, 103’s Cruising Made Easy will be the perfect companion to 101’s Sailing Made Easy.

Photo credit: Dave Lumian

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Sailing Made Easy, Even Easier!

Many of you have now gotten your paws on our hot new edition of the 101 textbook, Sailing Made Easy. To supplement the text, ASA has produced a series of video shorts that clearly demonstrate key concepts from the book. New and seasoned sailors alike can learn a thing or two from these Sailing Made Easy video tips. From the proper way to raise the main to powering up with the slot effect advantage, even salty dogs will find some new nuggets of information in these succinct videos.

Below are the first handful of lessons–and more to come soon. You can catch them as they’re released on the Lats & Atts TV channel (on the Versus network) Wednesdays at 9:30am EST/6:30am PST, through Sept 22. They will live permanently on ASA’s YouTube Channel too.

Cleat Hitch:

Spring Lines:

Docking:

Winches:

Raising the Main:

Roller Furling:

Wind Direction:

Slot Effect:

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BlueStorm X-Treme Sail 33 DX

  • For extreme cruising. This is Bluestorm’s top of the line inflatable PFD, designed for extreme and expedition cruising. Inflation of this model is fully automatic, but can stand a good amount of spray and splash on deck without going off. The back of this model has breathable mesh foam padding for added comfort. For inspection of the inflation system, this model has an inflation inspection window, like Sport Sail 33 DX, for quick, simple, single point inspection.

    • Auto Primary Inflation
    • Inflation inspection window for simple single point visual inspection to confirm that PFD is armed.
    • Deluxe Neoprene Collar, tall and fuzzy when you need warmth, low and out of the way when it’s hot.
    • Exterior zippered pocket has larger, deluxe welded-in, water resistant zipper.
    • Breathable mesh foam padding against wearer.

    BlueStorm X-Treme Sail 33 DX