Happy Independence Day Weekend!

4th of July weekend typically means large gatherings as we celebrate summer with fireworks and grilling. Sailors will congregate on docks and tell great stories and then sit on the deck waiting for the fireworks display.  This may not be everybody’s experience this weekend so here are a few ways to fill your coronavirus 4th of July. Take a Look at Free Content From ASA Learn something about sailing during the coronavirus pandemic. The American Sailing Association has a series of free videos with tips and instructions to help you work on your sailing education while we wait out the … Continue reading Happy Independence Day Weekend!

Sailing New England – Arabella Grand Tour

In late August. ASA and the Manhattan Yacht Club will once again partner to deliver guests a luxury sailing yacht experience aboard the Sailing Yacht Arabella. Sailors will depart Newport, Rhode Island for the offshore destinations of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cuttyhunk.   This Grand Tour of New England is about celebrating sailing and the end of summer. This season it is about overcoming the obstacles that we have faced so far in 2020. Our social distancing has helped to lessen the spread of COVID-19 and this sail will be a reward for our patience. 

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UPDATE: Hands Across The Sea

Hands Across The Sea has been working on literacy projects in the Caribbean for over 12 years and during the COVID-19 pandemic, their mission has been to continue to support teachers, schools, libraries and mostly, children. Cofounders Harriet Lindsey and Tom Lindsey have an update on the progress of Hands Across The Sea during these challenging times: When Covid-19 hit Antigua and Barbuda, Dominica, St. Kitts and Nevis, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and the Grenadines, and Grenada, Ministries of Education scrambled to ramp up online learning. And at Hands we wrestled with a dilemma. With schools and school libraries closed … Continue reading UPDATE: Hands Across The Sea

Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – Texas

Local Schools With Outstanding Instructors When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be seeking out your local sailing school. Explore the idea of sailing with one of ASA’s Outstanding Instructors. It’s time to #Saillocal with ASA Outstanding Instructors. Take a look at some of the highest-rated instructors in the ASA family: Texas Jon JonesHouston, Texas Bartholomew TimmWebster, Texas Bay Area Sailing School Our home port at Watergate Yachting Center in Kemah, Texas provides sailing courses certified by the American Sailing … Continue reading Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – Texas

Teen Sailing Summer Program in the British Virgin Islands

Go Sailing With SeaTrek BVI When the COVID-19 crisis is behind us will your teenagers need an outlet? Will you? For young sailors as well as those wanting to learn more about marine science, sailing and SCUBA diving, SeaTrek BVI offers teen summer programs in the Caribbean. ASA school, SeaTrek BVI, offers teen voyages that revolve around hands-on sailing, learning to scuba dive and instruction in marine science. Each Summer, teenagers take to the ocean and get a taste of the sailing lifestyle aboard 48-foot catamarans. Part of the adventure involves becoming part of a crew engaged in every aspect … Continue reading Teen Sailing Summer Program in the British Virgin Islands

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Interactive Media Classes (Online Learning)

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 crisis has changed all of our lives forever and the sailing world is no different. From closed marinas to social distancing on sailboats, ASA has begun to re-examine what the new normal will look like once we are all allowed to go back to our daily routines. One thing that ASA did learn is that there is a need for online courses in the form of interactive online instruction. While study at home courses were already being utilized by some sailing schools the need for a bonafide online course alternative has been realized and … Continue reading Interactive Media Classes (Online Learning)

Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – Florida

When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be seeking out your local sailing school. Explore the idea of sailing with one of ASA’s Outstanding Instructors. It’s time to #Saillocal with ASA Outstanding Instructors. Take a look at some of the highest-rated instructors in the ASA family: (Florida) Local Schools With Outstanding Instructors When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be … Continue reading Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – Florida

It’s a Pandemic, Are We Still Trying to Clean the Ocean?

I watched a video of jellyfish moving through the canals of Venice in Italy today and was reminded about how much it takes to seemingly “clean” our waterways.  A pandemic occurs and we can see sea life in one of the busiest tourist spots in the world.  I am lucky enough to be able to sail during these times and noticeably absent from an afternoon sail is the pollution on the surface of the ocean.  No balloons bobbing on the surface and no islands of trash drifting along in the swell.  Does it take a pandemic to help us do … Continue reading It’s a Pandemic, Are We Still Trying to Clean the Ocean?