Docking Made Easy Video - Returning Under Power

ASA “Wraps” Docking Made Easy Free Educational Video Series

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ASA “Wraps” Docking Made Easy Free Educational Video Series
Fourth and Final Offering Teaches Sailors About “Returning to the Dock Under Power”

LOS ANGELES – January 4, 2017 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, announced today that it has published the fourth and final video in its educational series, Docking Made Easy. As the title suggests, “Returning to the Dock Under Power” addresses all of the necessary and important factors to consider when returning a sailboat back to the dock under power.

Presented by Cruising World in association with Beneteau America, and available exclusively on www.asa.com, the complimentary video series features sailing legend Peter Isler using animation, illustrations and live action footage to explain the principles of docking a sailing boat under sail or under power in a variety of scenarios. All four Docking Made Easy videos, each approximately five minutes or less in duration, are based on copyright learning material contained in ASA textbooks “Sailing Made Easy” and “Basic Cruising Made Easy”.

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The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom

The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom by Stephen Brennan

Editor Brennan has compiled a unique book of quotes, verses, and traditional sailing axioms. He searched far and wide to find passages from such classic authors as Lewis Carroll, Ernest Hemmingway, Rudyard Kipling, and Herman Melville. He uncovered quotes from JFK and Ted Turner, Mark Twain and Jack London, and even mixed in some Shakespeare and Walt Whitman. It’s an easy read that is perfect for the older sailor who has everything, the perfect gift and coffee table book that can be read or browsed in many sittings.

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Unusual Boat Designs

Sailboat designs haven’t changed much over the decades – it obviously works and as the rule goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fit it“. However, that doesn’t stop people from trying something new and thinking outside the box. We take a look at some of the more unusual sailboat designs that naval architects have come up with recently… whether or not any of them will become the norm remains to be seen….

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100,000 Facebook Fans

American Sailing Association Reaches 100,000 Facebook “Followers” over Thanksgiving Weekend

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American Sailing Association Reaches 100,000 Facebook Followers over Thanksgiving Weekend – Number of Followers Doubles in Less Than One Year

LOS ANGELES – November 29, 2016 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, is proud to announce that it attained a significant digital milestone over Thanksgiving weekend: 100,000 “Facebook followers”. Since the end of 2015, ASA has doubled its Facebook fan base by posting subject material that makes a direct connection with its followers’ interests. With 100,000 “page likes”, ASA is now one of the top five sailing-related pages on all of Facebook in terms of followers.

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Finding North

Finding North — “How Navigation Makes Us Human” by George Michelsen Foy

Finding North is an interesting play on words as author Foy intertwines many aspects of navigation. He explores the history of navigation, the science of our modern GPS system and its weaknesses, the biology of human and animal navigation, the history of his great, great grandfather’s unfortunate shipwreck because of poor weather, and thus, lack of navigation, and a voyage up the eastern seacoast in his own sailboat using only navigation tools his great, great grandfather had available. In addition, Foy had recently lost his brother to illness so there’s an aspect of personal introspection as he deals with that loss and deciding in which direction his life should now go.

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