Holiday Gift Guide For Sailors

The ASA Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Sailors

If the special person in your life has an affinity for the ocean, is an avid sailor or has just expressed an interest in sailboats, let this be your guide to giving the gift of sailing this holiday season.

Our goal is pretty simple at ASA. We want to help you find the perfect gift for the sailor in your life. Below are our picks.

While you are at it; buy yourself something nice, too.


When Safety Is Of The Utmost Importance: The Deckvest 5D

Spinlock DeckVest
The Deckvest 5D  and the Deckvest Lite are the harness/lifejackets that, not only save lives but do their job without becoming a cumbersome distraction. Designed with full freedom in mind the Deckvest 5D/Deckvest Lite sit on the shoulders while allowing for room around the neck and waist. The Deckvest 5D also comes with a spray hood, lifejacket light, and a red lifting strop.

ASA MEMBERS SAVE 10%

Simply apply the secret member-only discount code at checkout. To retrieve the secret member-only discount code members must first login to the ASA Members Portal and then the discount code can be found on the “Member Benefits” page which is accessible via the top menu.

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Give the Gift of Sailing: ASA 101

Give the ultimate gift of taking ASA 101. Your gift recipient will learn to sail a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 – 27 feet in length over the course of a couple of days. When all is said and done the new sailor will be certified to take you out on the water by day in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Purchase a Gift Certificate for an ASA Sailing Course and Find a Sailing School.
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A Great Book is Better Than A Good Movie

The collection of ASA textbooks offers a sailing education supplement that will be worth referencing for years. Sailing Made Easy, which Sailing Magazine called “best in class” upon its release in 2010, is the most comprehensive education and boating safety learn-to-sail guide to date. Coastal Cruising Made Easy is not only the official textbook for the ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Standard (ASA 103), but also the definitive go-to resource for all sailors who enjoy cruising and destination-oriented sailing. Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is not only the official textbook for the ASA Bareboat Cruising Standard (ASA 104), but also is an all-in-one reference book that includes everything a cruising sailor needs to know, from general planning to technical guidance to sailing advice. Cruising Catamarans Made Easy is the premier sailing textbook to focus exclusively on how to operate a cruising catamaran. This textbook highlights the unique art of sailing a larger catamaran with its distinctive characteristics and operating systems.
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Work On Your Sailing Skills From The Comfort Of Your Couch

Sailing Challenge Desktop
There are plenty of games that you can load on your mobile devices but there is only one where you can work on your sailing skills and compete for a time against an America’s Cup champion. While you sail on your mobile device you become familiar with points of sail, work on trimming your sails, learn about right of way as well as gain some valuable confidence to test out on the water. You can download the app on your mobile device or your desktop computer.
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CrewWatcher

CrewWatcher
CrewWatcher (Patent Pending) is an app-based crew overboard alarm system that is the fastest way to rescue a person who is overboard. The system works like a virtual lifeline and is made up of two components: a smartphone application and a small beacon that can be comfortably worn by each crew. The beacon does not require complex manual activation. The alarm will trigger automatically in a Man Overboard (MOB) event.

ASA MEMBERS SAVE 10%

Simply apply the secret member-only discount code at checkout. To retrieve the secret member-only discount code members must first login to the ASA Members Portal and then the discount code can be found on the “Member Benefits” page which is accessible via the top menu.

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Sailing Apparel Makes You a Better Sailor, Right?

Holiday Gift Guide For Sailors - Apparel
You want the sailor in your life to look good while sailing, don’t you? The ASA Waterproof Soft Shell Jacket will keep them warm and help their fashion sense. Heading out on the water means you might need some protection from the elements. This jacket is not only great for layering when you need more protection but it also is a fashionable stand-alone jacket once you leave the water and head out on the town. Find this and lots more great ASA Sailing Apparel that would make a great gift at the ASA Store.

ASA MEMBERS SAVE 10%*

Simply apply the secret member-only discount code at checkout. To retrieve the secret member-only discount code members must first login to the ASA Members Portal and then the discount code can be found on the “Member Benefits” page which is accessible via the top menu.
*Restrictions Apply. Discount only applies to ASA branded products excluding the Grab Bags.
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Sail Gear 101: Sailors Grab Bag

ASA Grab Bags
Grab a bag and go sailing with the essentials all in one spot. The Sailors Grab Bag includes a sailing cap, a 50+UPF long sleeve shirt, sailing gloves and a bag to keep your gear in. The Premium Sailors Grab Bag includes a wicking sailing cap, UPF 50+ wicking sailing shirt, waterproof soft-shell jacket, sailing gloves and the perfect bag to store everything to and from the boat.
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The Ultimate Sailing Calendar

Ultimate Sailing Calendar
The 2019 Ultimate Sailing Calendar is off-the-charts – literally! – as we focused our lens on the wild world of offshore yacht racing! The Tasman Sea consumes racers in the Rolex Sydney to Hobart Race. The blue Pacific indulges Merlin’s Transpac return, while closer to home a Pac52 vanishes into an explosion of foam in California’s ‘windy lane.’ “The strength and fury of the sea are palpable in these incredible images. Each calendar is signed by the author/photographer.
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Take Your Weather To Work Desktop Weather Station

Every sailor needs a barometer on their desk so why not make it an elegant looking piece that is the centerpiece of their workspace? This Porthole Desk Set is made with solid hardwood and a tasteful brass finish. Watch the weather changing right before her eyes with an elegant timepiece on your desk.

ASA MEMBERS SAVE 10%

Simply apply the secret member-only discount code at checkout. To retrieve the secret member-only discount code members must first login to the ASA Members Portal and then the discount code can be found on the “Member Benefits” page which is accessible via the top menu.

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Peter Isler’s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets

Little Book of Sailing Secrets
Peter Isler’s Little Blue Book of Sailing Secrets has been specially autographed by the author for ASA, makes an excellent gift and a valuable collectible edition for every sailing enthusiast. Peter Isler, two-time America’s Cup winner, has sailed in and won hundreds of races over the last forty years. In that time, he has acquired a vast array of knowledge about sailing techniques and tactics, not to mention a boatload or two of entertaining stories along the way.
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