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ASA's Inside Sailing

Inside Sailing – Tom Simmons, Director of ‘Coyote: The Mike Plant Story’

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. In our inaugural episode, we spotlight Tom Simmons, Director of Coyote: The Mike Plant Story (trailer). In his feature length documentary Simmons delves deep into the life of American solo-sailor Mike Plant who was both an extremely daring sailor and a very compelling character. In our interview, we ask Simmons (also the nephew of Plant) what he learned about sailing, filmmaking and himself after the immersive process of directing this extraordinarily well-made and … Continue reading Inside Sailing – Tom Simmons, Director of ‘Coyote: The Mike Plant Story’

Dinghy in a Shoe Box

According to a press release recently received at ASA, a Canadian boatbuilding company in Halifax — Barium Boatbuilding, Ltd. — has just announced the ultimate in portable dinghy design. Called the “Mighty-Mini” (they’re searching for a better name), the dinghy is shipped in a container roughly the side of a man’s shoebox.