No looking at the internet! Here’s a fun quiz (jeopardy style) to see who are the real celebrities of our sailing world. When the results are in, we’ll let you know who’s who and who’s not who!
ASA’s Outstanding Instructors are selected each year solely as a result of student surveys. Based on the volume of student feedback received throughout the year, instructors are placed into one of three groups.
The award then goes to the top ten highest average scores in each group. Considering that there are over two thousand active ASA instructors, this places the Outstanding Instructors in the top 1½% of their peers for quality education as judged by their own customers.
ASA’s Sailing Challenge app is a cutting-edge mobile gaming app designed as a fun learning aid to help illustrate the principles of sailing – now updated!Continue Reading
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“Go Sailing” Social Networking App Goes National
V3 of iOS and Android App for Sailing Community Also Enhances User Experience
LOS ANGELES – January 11, 2017 – Go Sailing has released a nationwide version of its innovative social networking app which connects people interested in sharing the experience of sailing. A simple and user-friendly solution created for skippers needing crew and sailors wanting to sail, Go Sailing (formerly Kroocial) launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2013. Having quickly developed a large community of passionate users in Northern California, Go Sailing was introduced in the Los Angeles area in July 2016 and now offers a much improved version for both iOS and Android to sailors across the country. The app is available to download for free, and no membership is required.
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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”.
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.
Looking back over the year of 2016 we’ve published some great content – here are the top 5 posts of 2016, voted for by you and your mouse clicks!
It’s a sentence you hear all the time – “he’s a good sailor” – an innocuous complimentary description that falls away as soon as uttered, but what does it mean? What is a “good sailor?” We’ve put together seven qualities that we think fit the bill. Feel free to add to the list.
Sailboat designs haven’t changed much over the decades – it obviously works and as the rule goes “if it ain’t broke, don’t fix 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….