ASA Featured Instructor: Marc Gonsalves

By: Instructors, Schools

Cruise Abacos Captain Marc Gonsalves is This Month’s Featured Instructor Growing up in the windward Islands didn’t just prepare Captain Mark Gonsalves of Cruise Abaco for a career in sailing; it guaranteed he would share his passion for the lifestyle with as many people as possible. His attention to the details of sailing, learning to sail and introducing people to chartering are best described by a student testimonial found on the Cruise Abaco website: “Our charter with Cruise Abaco was one of the most amazing vacations that my wife and I had EVER taken, and we had some fantastic vacations! …

Tips From The Text: The Lookout Rule

By: Sailing Tips

“Every vessel shall at all times maintain a proper lookout by sight and hearing as well as by all means available appropriate in the prevailing circumstances and conditions so as to make a full appraisal of the situation and of the risk of collision.”  – Rule 5 from the Navigation Rules (International-Inland) from the U.S. Department of Homeland Security United States Coast Guard The Navigation Rules apply equally to every vessel on the water. While they differ slightly in inland waters from international waters, and even to some degree under local jurisdictions, The Lookout Rule applies everywhere and you can …

Inside Sailing with Peter Isler

By: Elearn, Inside Sailing, Learn To Sail

The American Sailing Association has always worked to get more sailors out on the water in a safe and confident manner. An ASA sailing education builds upon your skills and culminates in your ability to take on a bareboat charter or a day sail with complete confidence that you can sail a boat and keep your vessel and crew safe.  With the Inside Sailing series with Peter Isler, ASA is helping sailors build upon sailing certifications with the details that fill in the gaps in your sailing education with information about the sailing world that is not always covered in …