Sailing St. Martin: Anguilla

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Continuing the story of ASA’s 2012 St. Martin flotilla. PART TWO: THE ROOSTER CROWS FOR DAY After two nights in Gustavia, St. Barths, it was time to up-anchor and head for the British island of Anguilla. It was a marathon sail, 26 miles with several tacks and gybes onto different points of sail. Great practice for all of us, especially the three people on my boat getting their ASA 104 certifications! We had excellent sailing conditions throughout the trip, with consistent winds of 10-15 knots.

ASA St. Martin flotilla will deliver books to Anguilla elementary school

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In about three weeks, a group of over 30 sailors will depart for ASA’s sailing flotilla at the Caribbean island of St. Martin. It will be a week of fun and adventure, but it will also be more than that. (You can read about the details of the flotilla itself right here.) The exciting news is that we’re partnering with Hands Across the Sea, a US based charity, to donate and deliver a huge quantity of books to an elementary school on the island of Anguilla. Midway through the flotilla, we’ll be anchoring at Road Bay on Anguilla. Up the …

ASA 2012 Flotilla: St. Martin and the Leeward Antilles

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Check out our full 2012 flotilla schedule here. From April 20-28, 2012, ASA will be leading a flotilla in St. Martin and its neighboring Leeward Islands, St. Barts and Anguilla. A flotilla consists of several boats sailing together, and has many advantages. For one thing, it takes away the intimidation factor of exploring a new destination, since the group will be led by a captain with a wealth of local experience. Additionally, it’s a chance to meet a bunch of new sailors and share an amazing adventure. St. Martin is a fascinating destination. The island is half-French, half-Dutch, meaning that …