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 …

Where Are We Sailing Today?

By: Charter, Destinations

The goal at American Sailing has always been and will continue to be, to educate and prepare sailors to learn to sail confidently and safely.  Our primary purpose is to promote the sailing lifestyle. Through that, we encourage our sailors to get out and utilize their sailing education by sailing.  Our American Sailing Member Events are designed to get sailors together with other sailors in their natural environment.  The Ocean! We are scheduling Member Events that promote sailing, adventure, and exploration while visiting the sailing destinations that will encourage you to bareboat charter or join a flotilla.  Currently, American Sailing …

Arabella Grand Tour New England

Visiting Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket and Cuttyhunk on the ASA Grand Tour of New England

By: Charter, Destinations, Event

Writer, Editor and Sailor, Bob Curley, is a Rhode Island Expert who contributes to American Sailing on sailing New England and the Caribbean. The ASA Grand Tour of New England aboard the sailing yacht Arabella is highlighted by stops at three of the historic jewels of the Massachusetts coastal waters: Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cuttyhunk Island. The first two are among the most treasured destinations in New England for sailors or anyone who wants to seek sophisticated solace by the sea, while the lesser-known Cuttyhunk offers a window into the past when isolated fishing communities pulled prosperity from the waters …

Beyond Newport; Sailing and Sightseeing in Rhode Island

By: Charter, Destinations, Event

Writer, Editor and Sailor, Bob Curley, is a Rhode Island Expert who contributes to American Sailing on sailing New England and the Caribbean. Newport is a not just a fantastic home port for your at-sea adventure aboard the sailing yacht Arabella: it’s also perfectly positioned for exploring the rest of the Ocean State.  Located on the southern tip of Aquidneck Island in the heart of Narragansett Bay, Newport is like the center of a compass pointing in all directions toward Rhode Island’s diverse attractions. To the north is Providence, the state capital and arts hub; south is Block Island, called …

Sailing Arabella with American Sailing

By: Charter, Destinations

There are eight sails on Arabella, and when she is fully outfitted to move in the wind, she is majestic. When you see her from shore, you ponder what it would be like to feel the movement on her decks. When you are on board, you sit in awe. She is elegant and poised as she adapts under full sail. While Arabella acts like a sailboat, she advances across the ocean like Audrey Hepburn would move across a crowded room in her little black dress. Arabella moves with grace, sailing like the ocean is hers. When you watch from the …

2022 Sailing Adventures with American Sailing

By: Charter, Destinations

Do You Need Sailing Vacation Inspiration This year, join American Sailing as we sail to destinations near and far. From the tropical waters of the British Virgin Islands to the culturally rich anchorages of Croatia we encourage you to go sailing with us.  Join groups of American Sailing Members in New England and the Chesapeake Bay aboard Arabella or hop on a flotilla in the Mediterranean.   It’s finally time to embrace our freedom and get back out on the water.  Where We Are Sailing In 2022 Sail with American Sailing in Croatia American Sailing has scheduled two luxury charters in …

Exploring the Chesapeake Bay

By: Charter, Cruising Tips, Destinations

Exploring the Chesapeake Bay During the Arabella Cruise By Gwen Mayes American Sailing has partnered with the Manhattan Yacht Club to offer charter cruises on Arabella.  This month ASA Members were on Arabella cruising the Chesapeake Bay. Aboard the vessel was Gwen Mayes, a writer and local expert who lent her expertise and local knowledge to the voyage. She put together this exploratory guide to the region for all ASA Members. The Chesapeake Bay is the largest estuary in the United States; the third largest in the world.  It runs nearly 200 miles long and including all its tributaries is …

BVI Trip Report: Sailing Arabella

By: Charter, Destinations

UPDATE: A year ago we sailed the British Virgin Islands with ASA members aboard Sailing Yacht Arabella. ASA has a charter partnership agreement with the Manhattan Yacht Club that allows our members and guests to experience sailing aboard this majestic vessel. For obvious reasons, we can’ be on her today but soon we will all be back on her deck, smiling and sailing! We are announcing a 2021 date for a Grand Tour of New England aboard Arabella. Join ASA members as we visit Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, and Cuttyhunk during Labor Day weekend. See highlights from the 2019 Grand Tour …

Sailing New England – Arabella Grand Tour

By: Charter, Destinations

UPDATE: A year ago we sailed the British Virgin Islands with ASA members aboard Sailing Yacht Arabella. ASA has a charter partnership agreement with the Manhattan Yacht Club that allows our members and guests to experience sailing aboard this majestic vessel. For obvious reasons, we can’t be on her today but soon we will all be back on her deck, smiling and sailing! In late August 2021, ASA and the Manhattan Yacht Club will once again partner to deliver guests a luxury sailing yacht experience aboard the Sailing Yacht Arabella. Sailors will depart Newport, Rhode Island for the offshore destinations …