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ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Brenton Lockridge, Black Rock Sailing School

Brenton Lockridge went to sailing camp at age seven. At age sixteen he was teaching sailing in Westport, CT. At 19, he was delivering boats between Cape Cod and Penobscot Bay. In between, he developed and administered sailing curriculum to all underclassmen at the Maine Maritime Academy and he eventually became a certified Skipper in the school’s Cruising program.  In 2008, he founded Black Rock Sailing School and the school has been recognized as an ASA Outstanding School multiple times and Brenton has been named an ASA Outstanding Instructor over 8 times.

Captain Brenton Lockridge is this month’s Featured Instructor.

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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

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Bareboat Charter: St. Martin Itinerary Tips

St. Martin, Anguilla and St. Barth

Sailors have long been known to frequent St. Martin for the endless beaches and combination of French and Dutch culture. Charter boat clients love the options for anchorages around the island. It’s proximity to St. Barth and Anguilla make St. Martin the perfect starting and stopping point for charter boat captains who want a different experience than what can be found in the British Virgin Islands. The Caribbean culture is more subdued and the French influence plays a role in your provisioning.

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#Saillocal: Have You Sailed Lake Erie?

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 Great Lakes are also a very large body of water that beg for you to explore by sailboat.

ASA asked the instructors at Erie Islands Sailing School about the Lake Erie Sailing experience. They shared plenty of reasons why you should sail locally at Lake Erie.

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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?

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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

It’s Just the Beginning Do you remember the first time you were on a sailboat? What captured your interest –  was it the wind in the sails, the sound of the water or the feeling of the tiller in your hand?   What captured your imagination?  The idea of daysails with your friends, visiting faraway shores or escaping your life and seeing the world from your sailboat? Sailing means different things to different people. At ASA we understand that learning to sail is just the beginning of a relationship with a lifestyle that is infectious. Where will sailing take you? We … Continue reading Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – East Coast

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: (East Coast) Sterling BrysonCharleston, South Carolina Charleston Sailing School & Yacht ChartersSpecializes in creating unique yachting adventures. A steady sea breeze flows through our historic harbor providing ideal conditions … Continue reading Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – East Coast

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Where Is Your Dream Destination?

We asked our social media audience about their dream destinations and they responded with enthusiasm.  As you work from home, take a look at some of these desktop getaways. Do You Have a Dream Destination? French Polynesia was by far the most stated dream destination.  Consider a flotilla in Tahiti with Captain Lucy Newman and South Coast Sailing Adventures or take a look at Sailing Virgins schedule of ASA classes in French Polynesia. Greece and the Greek Islands seem to be on everyone’s wish list so you can be sure that when the COVID-19 madness subsides sailors will flock to … Continue reading Where Is Your Dream Destination?

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