Where To Sail This Summer

By: Sailing Fun

The American Sailing Association has announced that it will be leading 3 Exclusive Sailing Tours this summer. You must sign up today, April 1, 2019. All Sailing charters will be led by ASA founder and sailing expert Lenny Shabes aboard his exquisite 1971 Catalina 27.

ASA Featured Instructor: Dan Ryder, Sail Channel Islands

By: Instructors

Capt. Dan Ryder is quick to tell you that he loves sailing the Santa Barbara Channel between Ventura County California and the Channel Islands. A Navy Veteran and a veteran of the water with over 40 years of sailing experience, Capt. Dan has seemingly sailed everything from the USS Nimitz to a 14’ Hobie Cat. Sail Channel Islands offers everything you need on the water from ASA certifications to day charters to weddings at sea.

ASA Featured Instructor: Greg Martin of Sail Hawaii

By: Instructors

Greg Martin is the owner and head instructor of Sail Hawaii. Captain Greg has been sailing since he was a kid growing up in San Diego and he further refined his sailing skills at the US Naval Academy. After the Navy, he became a middle school math and science teacher in Okinawa and it was only natural that his passion for sailing and teaching would come together when he first started teaching ASA courses in Japan with Yoh Aoki. In 2013 Captain Greg bought his Pearson Alberg 35 “Gemini” in California, intending to sail back to Japan, but stopped in …

Filmmaker Soraya Simi Talks To ASA About Where The Water Takes Us

By: Environmental, Movies, The Oceans

Soraya Simi is an ocean-minded filmmaker, sailor, and environmentalist. Born and raised in Tucson, Arizona, she spent her days exploring the desert, fostering her love for the outdoors from an early age. Now in her final semester at USC’s film school in Los Angeles, Soraya has combined her passion for storytelling with her desire to be close to the ocean, bringing awareness to and protecting the environment through film. Simi is currently finishing up a documentary titled, Where The Water Takes Us, that follows a group of college students on a sailing journey in the Caribbean. Where the Water Takes …

ASA Featured Instructor: Kim Walther of St. Augustine Sailing

By: Instructors, women on the water

Kim Walther is a sailing instructor at St. Augustine Sailing in Northeast Florida. Her passion for the ocean and sailing comes through in her writing on her lifestyle blog Deep Water Happy where she shares tips on everything from sailing to travel to healthy living. She has a self-proclaimed obsession with the outdoors and has sailed the east coast from Maine to the Caribbean. If she is not racing with the St. Augustine Yacht Club, she is teaching ASA sailing courses or she is diving, or running, or cycling. In other words, you can’t stop her.

American Sailing Association in 2018: The Year in Review

By: American Sailing Association

Our commitment is to be a voice for the sailing community and a role player in the global arena when it comes to environmental stewardship and awareness. At the American Sailing Association, the goal was and is to share the love of sailing with as many people as possible while being a steward for the lifestyle in our community. 2018 saw the implementation of an ASA directive to increase its reach not just within the sailing world but on a global scale. As sailors and as members of the worldwide community ASA understands its place and its responsibility to the …