2020 ASA Turkey Flotilla in the Mediterranean

Is An ASA Flotilla Right For You?

By: Charter, Destinations, Flotillas

You have earned your ASA Sailing certifications, you daysail regularly and now you want to reach the next level in your sailing experience. The flotilla may be the next logical step. ASA is organizing flotillas with its ASA affiliates to encourage ASA members to participate in flotillas that give them more chances to get out on the water with other sailors and to work on their sailing skills in the company of other ASA sailors From weekend events to weeklong charters, ASA flotillas will enable more sailors to come together as a sailing community.   Why an ASA Flotilla? Flotilla sailing …

Montenegro is Calling: Last Minute Sailing Adventure

By: Destinations, Flotillas

Captain Jean De Keyser of Med Sailing Adventures is leading flotillas in the Mediterranean all summer and has just secured a few more yachts for a trip to Europe’s best-kept secret, Montenegro. Med Sailing adventures have been able to source a few yachts for the week of September 25 to October 2 for their ASA flotilla to Montenegro. They are in limited supply and, if you are looking for a great vacation in the Mediterranean this year, stop procrastinating and contact them right away so we can secure one of these scarce yachts.    Here are the details on this ASA …

Free Sailing Content From ASA

By: Elearn, Learn To Sail

Most of us sailors are sitting at our desks attempting to work while fantasizing about sailing. The weekend can’t come soon enough and that bareboat charter vacation is still just a dream. Don’t fantasize about sailing, do something about it! Let’s learn something about sailing instead. The American Sailing Association has a series of free videos with tips and instructions to help you work on your sailing education when you can’t get to the water.

United States Sailboat Show Returns to Annapolis

By: American Sailing Association, Partners

The City Docks of Annapolis, Maryland will once again be buzzing with excitement as a large and enthusiastic crowd of boat lovers return for the 51st anniversary of the United States Sailboat Show this Fall from October 14 through 18. Major manufacturers from the U.S. and abroad will pack Ego Alley for the largest and most prestigious sailboat show as they debut their newest and most exciting sailboats.  From monohulls to multihulls, top exhibitors like BENETEAU and Fountaine Pajot invite sailors to board and inspect their latest models on the market, make side-by-side comparisons, and talk directly to their industry …

Why Sailing School Makes Sense

By: Schools

I didn’t grow up on a boat.  I had been to the ocean and watched sailboats from the beach and I was intrigued.  It wasn’t until I had a job and a few responsibilities that I was able to take the plunge and buy a Catalina 27. I didn’t know how to sail, but I owned a boat.  My children, their sailing story is different. They grew up with the Pacific Ocean as their playground. Everybody has a different sailing story but it all starts with a passion for the water and good sailing instruction.  The American Sailing Association aims …

ASA Featured Instructor: Michael Brown

By: Instructors, Schools, women on the water

Captain Michael Brown of Captain in You Sailing Schools Captain Mike Brown is a USCG 50-ton Master, and the owner/operator and managing instructor of the three Captain in You Sailing Schools Inc. (CIYSS). Mike founded the school in 2008 and has successfully operated it since its inception. Mike is the head instructor and is a certified Instructor for all ASA Courses. He is also an IQC Instructor evaluator. Captain Brown is a four-time winner of the ASA INSTRUCTOR OF THE YEAR award and is a highly regarded sailor, teacher and businessman amongst his peers and the American Sailing Association. Captain …

Sailboat Anguilla

Sailing Terms Everyone Should Know

By: Sailboats

Knowing the right sailing terms to use on board a boat is not JUST a way of sounding super cool and impressing your friends. (Though it works for that, too.) It’s actually very useful, and sometimes crucial in communicating while you’re sailing. Some of the vocabulary used on board boats can sound arcane, which it is! That’s part of what’s fun about it; we’re still using terms that have been used by sailors for hundreds of years. So when you know your terminology, you’re participating in the grand sailing tradition, and you don’t have to say, “Can you hand me …

How Do I Learn To Sail?

By: Learn To Sail

FAQ: Learning to Sail Have you ever sat on a sandy beach, looked out on the horizon, only to be distracted by a sailboat gliding across the surface of the ocean?  Have you wondered just how much effort it would take to get you out on that boat?  We will let you in on a secret: It’s pretty easy to start sailing.    We get the question all the time.  “How do I learn to sail?”   Learn to Sail Frequently Asked Questions How Do I Learn to Sail  Taking ASA 101 – Basic Keel Boat Sailing. This is step one in …

Choosing The Right Boat for Your Sailing Charter

By: Charter, Cruising Tips

You’ll ask yourself if you need a watermaker or if air conditioning is important or even if you want a full-sized refrigerator onboard the boat you are going to charter. The truth is when you decide to take a sailing vacation aboard a sailing vessel that you will call home for a week or two you’ll be surprised by just how much you think you need. Choosing the right boat for your sailing charter can be simple as you really only need to think about four basic questions…