ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons

If you need a sample of what a resume should look like you would look no further than the background of Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey. A few highlights include retired Navy Captain, C-130 Aircraft Navigator, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, ASA Instructor and USCG Master since 2006.  She is the co-founder of Sail Solomons and an ASA Oustanding Instructor.  More importantly, she loves sharing her love of sailing with everyone. Perhaps the most important thing to know about Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey is her belief that sailing is for everyone, “ Sailing knows no age, no race or religion, no wealth category.  I’ve seen islanders sail (and race) on homemade boats with bamboo masts, and enjoy it just as much as (or maybe more than) their neighbors on a 50’ catamaran.” 

We agree.

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Trip Update: ASA 2019 Arabella Grand Tour

By the time the scent of sunscreen had permeated the deck of Arabella, the sails were up, and the exquisite ship was slicing through the waters off Newport Rhode Island. A week would go by, and the lucky ASA members aboard would visit Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cuttyhunk. A few members took the helm, others basked in the sun, and quite a few made lifelong friends.

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ASA CROATIA FLOTILLA, DUBROVNIK TO MONTENEGRO, JUNE 8 TO 15, 2019

This Croatian Flotilla is organized by Sea Safaris in Chicago and ASA Captian Jean “John” De Keyser and his wife “Admiral” Mila. Follow along in this three-part series as they lead the way through the three-week journey.

Our first week sailing from Split to Dubrovnik behind us, it was now time to get ready for our next adventure: Dubrovnik to Kotor in Montenegro and back. Saturday morning was cleaning and turn-around time for our two yachts. 

New crew members had joined us:

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Meet Some Women On The Water

The American Sailing Association has launched a new campaign designed to get more women on the water. “Women on the Water” encourages more women to take the helm. 

These are nine stories out of many, of women who are sailing. Do you have a great story about a women sailor or a group of women sailing?  If so, please share it with us. Maybe a group of women has started sailing together or there is a woman captain that is dominating the Wednesday night racing scene or perhaps you know a group of women who just love being out on the water; we want to hear about them and feature them on the pages of ASA.

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Instructor Qualification Clinic IQC

Do You Want to Be an ASA Sailing Instructor?

Have a conversation with a non-sailor about sailing and quite often they will give you a bewildered look as if you own the keys to some secret paradise. While sailing is an involved task that requires time and effort to learn, it does not have to be like being part of an exclusive community. You can teach people to learn to sail, and it only takes a few more classes than you already have. 

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2019 Arabella Grand Tour: Trip Update

We are in the middle of the 2019 Arabella Grand Tour as ASA members are currently sailing the waters of New England aboard the 157 mega sailing yacht, Arabella. The Arabella Grand Tour is a once in a lifetime experience and is more than just sailing as passengers are touring iconic destinations off the coast of Rhode Island and Massachusetts.

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Learning To Sail In New York City

Can New York City Be Your Summer Sailing Destination?

When I turned my back on the Statue of Liberty, the view of New York City romanticized everything about this metropolis. Sunshine bouncing off the ripples in New York Harbor, the sounds of the chaos on the city streets replaced by the sounds of a boat cutting across the water. New York from the harbor is enchanting.

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