Product Review: Gill Marine Tools

By: Equipment, Product Review

In an emergency, you need a tool that is fit for the job, easily accessible, and efficient.  The Gill Marine Tools are compact and easy to store on your PFD for quick access. Gear is not just a guy thing. We all desire tools that are well designed and built for a purpose.  Introducing the Gill Marine Tools. You can’t just buy one. You need three. They look great. They fit your hand and perform well.   Every one of these marine tools serves an important safety purpose on a boat. If you need a quick-cutting tool these small, compact and …

Six Beach Bars You Should Visit While Cruising The Caribbean

By: Charter, Cruising Tips, Destinations

Once the anchor is set and the boat is secure there is nothing like the sound of the dinghy getting prepared for the quick trip to the beach bar. You know what I’m talking about, the little grass shack on that picture postcard beach where the drinks flow as easily as the sailing stories do. What do you seek out in a beach bar? Do you need food and drink, do you need cocktails and a view or do you just need a bartender that loves to talk? Check out a few of our favorite Beach Bars in the Caribbean

Featured School: Captain In You Sailing Schools

By: Destinations, Instructors, Schools

Captain in You Sailing Schools is really three distinct sailing experiences under the umbrella of one common theme. That is to learn to be proficient on the water and to become a sailor. The three schools of Captain In You Sailing Schools, Delmarva Sailing School, Nockamixon Sailing School and Virgin Islands Sailing Academy all teach ASA courses in different settings ASA spoke with Captain In You about its schools, their sailing grounds, and their programs. Where They Sail  The “Captain in You Sailing Schools” (CIYSS) provide ASA students with four sailing venues lake, bay, coastal and ocean from three separate …

Arabella BVI

Sailing Arabella

By: Charter, Destinations

There are eight sails on Arabella, and when she is fully outfitted to move in the wind, she is majestic. When you see her from shore, you ponder what it would be like to feel the movement on her decks. When you are on board, you sit in awe. She is elegant and poised as she adapts under full sail. While Arabella acts like a sailboat, she advances across the ocean like Audrey Hepburn would move across a crowded room in her little black dress. Arabella moves with grace, sailing like the ocean is hers. When you watch from the …

ASA Flotilla in Turkey with Med Sailing Adventures and Sea Safaris Sailing School

By: Destinations, Flotillas, Schools

Capt. Jean and “Admiral” Mila De Keyser host flotillas in all of the bucket list locations and fly the ASA flag proudly. ASA Members boast about how wonderful th experience is being able to sail with a group of boats and with knowledgeable guides. The flotilla is a way for sailors to meet other people, to enjoy foreign ports with the security of having other boats around and to enhance the social aspect of sailing.  Each year, hundreds of ASA members participate in flotilla events around the globe.  Take a look at our flotilla page and join other sailors as …

Parts of The Whole: Understanding Sailboats and Sailing – The Sails

By: Learn To Sail, Sailboats

It’s safe to say a sailboat is only as good as its sails when you consider that capturing the wind’s energy is the premise behind what sailors do to propel their boats in a forward direction. A good captain will trim those said sails to be as efficient as possible and the proper heading will help with overall performance, but the sail is the driving force of the boat.

New England Sailing Center, Jamestown, RI ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Where to Sail Now? New England

By: Destinations

Overview Push off from Newport, Rhode Island and head out to the islands of Martha’s Vineyard and Nantucket. This area of the US is ideal for summer sailing as it seems like every sailboat in the country is out for a leisurely sail. The lobster rolls are buttery and savory. The oysters are both salty and sweet. The sunsets are postcard-perfect and the atmosphere is the definition of the sailing lifestyle. Sail Vineyard Sound, Buzzards Bay or explore Narragansett Bay. Sailing Newport is a bucket list must for every sailor. How To Get There: Fly into Providence and head to …

ASA at the Annapolis Boat Show

By: Event

The American Sailing Association (ASA) and the Manhattan yacht club have teamed up to bring Sailing Yacht Arabella to the Annapolis Sail Boat Show in October 2021.  Boat show attendees will have the opportunity to tour the 157-foot vessel that regularly tours New England, the Chesapeake Bay, and the Caribbean. A future trip aboard an ASA-sponsored charter on Arabella will be part of the Annapolis Sailboat Show’s door prizes. To be eligible to win, pre-purchase your show ticket or sign-up when you arrive. ASA Members will come aboard Arabella and learn about Member Benefits, upcoming ASA Certification Courses, and future …