The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom is a unique book of quotes, verses, and traditional sailing axioms compiled by editor Stephen Brennan.
Sailing is an amazing sport, powered by wind and so close to the water – it’s impossible not to feel connected to nature – and that’s why we love it! This wonderful feeling comes in sharp contrast to the fact that whether you sail on a lake, river, bay or the open ocean, your waters are not as healthy as they could be. But the good news is you can make a difference and we are here to let you know how.
In the 1980s, a small group of volunteers in Texas rallied their community together to take a day to clean up their coastal area. They organized a team and trekked a couple miles of beach to remove a few bags of trash from the shoreline. Thirty years later, over 100 countries will be participating in an effort now known as International Coastal Cleanup Day (part of World Cleanup Day). Every year on the third saturday of September the world collectively attempts to clean the coast. Get out and do your part!
We all know we need nav lights for when the sun goes down but it’s important to understand what we are looking at when we see the lights on other boats.
Being part of a flotilla is the perfect way to test your new sailing skills with the safety net of having someone more experienced on hand if you need it!
In this lesson we take a look at what happens when there is a “man overboard” and learn the important Y.T.P.S.C. acronym that reminds us what the first 5 steps should always be.
“What is it?” we ask. Here is a seven question quiz that will expose you as the sailing genius everyone knows you are or the not-so genius everyone has accepted you as… Either way, have fun!
Here are 5 essential skills to master before you leave the dock for your first bareboat charter sailing vacation.
One of the most important parts of beginning your sailing education is finding the right sailing school. Every individual has different strengths, weaknesses, needs, and ideal learning methods. Likewise, every sailing school has different instructors, courses, boats, and teaching methods. Even a school’s location can affect your sailing education. For example, learning to sail in San Francisco Bay’s heavy winds might scare one student and motivate another. At ASA, we want to provide every sailor with a sailing education that conforms to their needs and inspires them to continue sailing. We know this for sure: you know yourself, and we …