One of the most beautiful and useful sailing knots is the bowline. The bowline forms a temporary eye, or loop, in the end of a line and is commonly used to attach a jib sheet to the clew of the jib.
The sailing season has slowed down for quite a few of us but that doesn’t mean you have to stop thinking about being out on the water. Take a look at these ideas for your sailing bookshelf. If you can’t be out there you might as well read about it.
Ah, the sextant… that odd magical contraption that sleeps in an aged wooden box and stored in a seldom-used locker. Every once in a while you break it out and it’s glorious to behold – there’s poetry in its very existence. You look at the curves and the shiny mirrors, then you spin the dials – they feel substantial and real. You gaze at the increment markers and numbers and hold it in your hand just as Captain Cook’s navigator did with something oh so similar. As you feel the weight of this incredible innovative invention you mutter, “I wish …
The American Sailing Association (ASA) has teamed up with SailFlow, the ultimate sailing weather resource, to offer another new benefit to increase sailor safety. As a result of the partnership, ASA members can upgrade to SailFlow PRO for one year and save 15%.
The American Sailing Association (ASA) has teamed up with DAN Boater, the world’s premier travel safety association, as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing boater safety. As a result of the alliance, ASA members can now purchase annual DAN Boater family memberships for $50, a 50% savings off the normal cost, and all ASA members will receive complimentary copies of DAN Boater’s digital travel health and safety guides.
The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, has joined forces with iNavX, innovators of the leading marine chart plotting app, to help its more than half a million members around the world learn more about leading-edge navigation. By teaming up with iNavX, ASA is able to provide boaters everywhere with state-of-the-art electronic navigation tools to successfully enjoy their time on the water.
Pull up a chair and take the best seat in the house aboard the luxurious 157-foot three-masted schooner Arabella for a cruise from New York Harbor to attend the International 12 Metre World Championship being held off Newport Rhode Island from July 8th -13th. That’s right! ASA and the Arabella crew are teaming up again to offer you the best view on the racecourse for the 12 Meter Worlds in Newport. This trip includes a night in New York Harbor, then a sail up the East River past the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge through the infamous …
We’re proud to announce a new video series called “ASA’s Inside Sailing”, where we conduct on-camera interviews with prominent and/or interesting figures in the world of sailing.
For our latest episode of Inside Sailing, we interviewed the “Voice of the America’s Cup” Tucker Thompson. Tucker spoke about his career as a sailing broadcaster, the radical technology the AC employs and the influence this age-old sporting event has on sailing as a whole.
The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, is energizing women to set sail with the announcement of its new education campaign: “Women Wake Up Zone.” As U.S. corporations, politics and the entertainment industry evolve to include greater numbers of women, the sailing industry is riding the wave of gender equality, as well. With International Women’s Day earlier this month, as well as March being designated as Women’s History Month, the world’s largest sailing organization chose March 2019 to embark upon a crusade to bring more women into sailing.