Need a Sailing School?

By: Destinations, Schools

Where do you sail? Where do you want to sail?  The American Sailing Association has sailing schools in locations around the world so you will always be able to find one near you. All you have to do is schedule a date and start working on your sailing education.  Take a look at a few of our featured schools in locations near and far. Sailing in Greece With Fair Winds Sailing Explore Corfu with Fair Winds Sailing in Greece. Corfu island is considered oone of the finest destinations in the Mediterranean The town of Corfu has been characterized by the …

Sailing In San Diego

5 Reasons To Sail In San Diego

By: Cruising Tips, Destinations, Learn To Sail, Schools

You want to learn to sail so why not pick a convenient destination to take your sailing courses? San Diego is the ideal location to visit because you can mix in your ocean adventures with some sightseeing and some cultural sites. Throw in a visit to a wild animal park and sample some craft beers and you can easily see why a sailing vacation in Southern California’s other beach city is the spot to choose to work on your sailing education.

The Sailing Season: Seattle As a Sailing Destination

By: Cruising Tips, Destinations, Schools

Why Sail in Seattle? Take a moment and breathe in the crisp air on Puget Sound. Feel the wind as it moves across the water and through your hair. Mount Baker in the distance Victoria to the north and the Pacific Ocean beyond a series of islands heading out west. For the lover of the outdoors, the Pacific Northwest is the ultimate playground of lush green forests and deep blue ocean that is alive with wildlife.

Go Sailing in Hawaii

By: Destinations, Schools

The first time you move across the channel between Maui and Molokai you are introduced to the tradewinds that blow over the West Maui Mountains. The sailboat heels over and you move across the channel with purpose. It’s a wet ride. Most visitors to Hawaii experience a taste of sailing on these waters via a sunset cruise with plenty of Mai Tais or a snorkel adventure where the goal is to spot a sea turtle. There is more to sailing in Hawaii than the typical tours you find at the concierge desk.

Why You Should Not Sail

By: Learn To Sail

We tend to explain why you should sail on these pages but for once we will be pessimistic and let you in on some secrets about sailing.  This is why you should not sail.  We will actively attempt to discourage you from getting out on the water. We don’t want you to even consider allowing the wind to fill your sails.  Who needs vitamin E and sunshine? Not you!. The Top Reasons Why You Should NOT Be Sailing  Fun?  You can have just as much fun sitting on the couch.  While you are out sailing the wind will mess up …

The Sailing Season – Oahu, Circumnavigating The Island

By: Destinations, Schools

ASA Outstanding Instructor Greg Martin of Sail Hawaii is very familiar with the waters around the Hawaiian Islands and he regularly sails and teaches out of Oahu. Greg has contributed to a three-part story on sailing in Hawaii. Venturing further than Waikiki, a sailing adventure from Oahu might start with a short cruise to Keehi Lagoon. Downwind from Ala Wai, Keehi is home to La Mariana Sailing Club, the original Tiki Bar and an unofficial “dock and dine” stop with some of the best seafood dishes, local favorite rum punch, and live entertainment. After a fun night at La Mariana, …

#Saillocal: Have You Sailed Lake Erie?

By: Destinations, Learn To Sail, Schools

If you have never visited the Great Lakes region, do you really understand how large these lakes are? For a segment of the population that has no clue about the geography of the Great Lakes, they appear as a body of water somewhere between Canada and Chicago. That may sound like a generalization but until you get out on a boat in the Great Lakes it is hard to realize that multi-day charters are required if you want to see all of Lake Erie or Lake Michigan. There is a large, welcoming and active sailing community on Lake Erie. The …

Exploring the Chesapeake Bay

By: Charter, Cruising Tips, Destinations

Exploring the Chesapeake Bay During the Arabella Cruise By Gwen Mayes American Sailing has partnered with the Manhattan Yacht Club to offer charter cruises on Arabella.  This Week ASA Members are on Arabella cruising the Chesapeake Bay. Aboard the vessel is Gwen Mayes, a writer and local expert who is lending her expertise and local knowledge to the voyage. She has put together this exploratory guide to the region for all ASA Members. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States; the third largest in the world.  It runs nearly 200 miles long and including all its …