Seven Destinations For Your Charter Sailing Vacation

By: Charter, Destinations

So you are thinking about a bareboat charter vacation. Maybe you are thinking about a crewed charter sailing vacation. Either way, you probably are thinking about the British Virgin Islands as we find that an overwhelming majority of ASA graduates list the BVI as their charter destination of choice. However, let’s look past the BVI as a destination and focus on 7 other spots you might consider. Your ASA sailing education has given you all the tools necessary to take the helm, now all you have to do is find a spot to explore.

Plan Your Sailing Vacation With American Sailing Vacations

By: American Sailing Vacations, Destinations

Each summer American Sailing Members and non-members set sail with groups of like-minded people in destinations around the globe. Our flotillas are consistently full of sailors looking to explore new destinations and our trips aboard Arabella have been introducing sailors to New England for years. This past summer our members joined us on trips in Croatia and New England. These trips are filled with plenty of sailing talk as well as exploration of new destinations with new friends who enjoy the water. If you have not been on one of these you owe it to yourself to consider a sailing …

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Rose Ann Points

By: Instructors, Schools, women on the water

As the owner of St. Augustine Sailing, Captain Rose Ann Points manages the company’s various member clubs, the local SailTime franchise, American Sailing Association School, and the new and used boat sales brokerage. Rose Ann founded a variety of team-building programs and sailing activities. She established Women on the Water (WOW) to enhance the lives of women through education, practical application and access to sailing vessels, and to develop skills to sail with confidence.  Captain Rose Ann Points of St. Augustine Sailing is this month’s Featured Instructor.

Need a Sailing School?

By: Destinations, Schools

Where do you sail? Where do you want to sail?  American Sailing has sailing schools in locations around the world so you will always be able to find one near you. All you have to do is schedule a date and start working on your sailing education.  Take a look at a few of our featured schools in locations near and far. Sailing in Greece With Fair Winds Sailing Explore Corfu with Fair Winds Sailing in Greece. Corfu island is considered oone of the finest destinations in the Mediterranean The town of Corfu has been characterized by the vast majority …

Getting Ready for ASA 104

By: Charter, Instructors, Learn To Sail

Captain Cam Seamus from Harbor Sailboats in San Diego California shared a few tips about the journey to taking ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Made Easy and eventually going on your first Bareboat Charter Sailing Vacation. So, you’ve realized that it’s time to pursue your dream to bareboat charter – chartering boats without a licensed captain. Fortunately, the American Sailing Association has laid out three courses to help realize that dream: ASA 101, 103, and 104. Will you be ready to charter a bareboat once you finish the courses? Yes, and no. Yes, you will have the certifications that will on …

Hurricane Irma

Hurricane Preparedness, Response, and Recovery Resources

By: Weather

UPDATE:  This Hurricane season has already wreaked havoc on sailors and the American Sailing family.  Hurricane Fiona affected Puerto Rico and Hurricane Ian crossed over Florida and the Carolinas.  While some of our schools were sparred heavy damage others are trying to make their way back to business as they attempt to assess the heavy damage to their boats and marinas.  American Sailing will support these sailing schools in any way we can. As sailors, hurricane season is always in the back of our minds. There is no escaping the threat that we all feel both personally and tangentially when …

Endless Summer

By: Destinations, Learn To Sail

Where Sailing Season Never Ends The Summer sailing season is not over! Just because summer has ended does not automatically mean that the sailing season has ended. In fact, an argument can be made that you have been sailing all summer just to be able to do some serious sailing in the dead of winter. Take a look at these five locations where it is always summer and the sailing season is year-round.

Preparing For Your First Sailing Vacation Charter

By: Charter, Cruising Tips, Destinations

The idea of chartering a boat for a sailing vacation is on your mind so why not just take the plunge and plan that trip? Well, you have a few questions, right? We have compiled some resources to help you make the decision to charter a boat for a sailing vacation much easier. Take a look, take a class, plan a trip. You are practically ready to toss the lines!

9 Best Places to Sail in The USA

By: Destinations, Learn To Sail

Do you sail where you call home or are you eager to experience new sailing grounds? The United States has an ample amount of options when it comes to sailing and they each come with varied sailing conditions. The next time you plan a sailing vacation consider one of these destinations. Florida What is it about Florida that makes us want to visit? Is it the great Cuban food or the long stretches of sand or the vast multicultural population? I think it might be the varied sailing grounds from Key West to the Gulf to the east coast of …