Last Minute Gifts For Sailors

Last Minute Gifts For Sailors

With Christmas only a few days away there’s always some last minute gift buying that needs to be done! If one of those people on your last minute list is a sailor then ASA has got you covered. Below are 3 quick and easy gift ideas that will be delivered instantly – no gift wrapping required!


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. Our gift certificates are emailed to you immediately after you complete your purchase so it’s never too late to give the gift of sailing!
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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.

It’s quick and easy to gift the digital Apple Books version of our textbooks – find out how!

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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. Find out how easy it is to give the Sailing Challenge app as a gift!
Online Sailing Course