ASA’s founder Lenny Shabes was just elected to be on the board of directors of Sail America, the renowned trade association for the U.S. sailing industry. The BoD is made up of eleven influential stakeholders from all corners of the sailing world including Kimo Worthington of North Sails, Chris Doscher of Beneteau America and other major players from sailing’s prominent companies and organizations.
Sail America’s purpose is to promote and foster the sport of sailing in any and every way they can, so a well balanced, high-level brain trust is a big part of what they do and how they do it. Their three main driving tenets, as laid out in their mission statement, are:
- Create Connectivity between Sailors and the Sailing Lifestyle.
- Contribute to the Growth and Success of Member Businesses.
- Represent the Sailing Segment of the Recreational Boating industry.
Shabes was proud to be on the board saying: “Sail America does lots of good things to keep the sport of sailing healthy and vital, and that’s what the American Sailing Association has always been about. It’s important that stakeholders within the sailing industry work together to consider sailing in a more existential way. I’m looking forward to being a part of it.”