Sailing New England – Arabella Grand Tour

By: Charter, Destinations

In late August. 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 of Martha’s Vineyard, Nantucket, and Cuttyhunk.   This Grand Tour of New England is about celebrating sailing and the end of summer. This season it is about overcoming the obstacles that we have faced so far in 2020. Our social distancing has helped to lessen the spread of COVID-19 and this sail will be a reward for our patience. 

BVI Trip Report: Sailing Arabella

By: Charter, Destinations

A group of ASA members sat in the warm, calm waters of North Sound. In the shadow of Virgin Gorda, they wished for beers to quench their thirst.  Like magic, it happened. A call to Arabella and soon enough, a dive bag filled with ice-cold Carib Lagers showed up. The crew on Arabella knows how to make everything right. It is a simple formula. Smiles. Sunshine. Patience. Good wind. Paradise reveals itself.

Trip Update: Arabella in the British Virgin Islands

By: Charter, Destinations

It’s the middle of January and you may be suffering from the winter blues but a group of ASA members is sailing on Arabella in the British Virgin Islands.  You might be a bit envious when you see what they are up to right about now.  However, you should know that you could be doing the exact same thing. Take look at https://asa.com/arabella/ to find a trip that fits in your schedule. For now, live vicariously through a few images of what life is like right now aboard Arabella in the British Virgin Islands. Guests aboard Arabella can help with …

Trip Update: British Virgin Island Tour

By: Charter, Destinations

A group of ASA members sat in the warm calm waters of North Sound. In the shadow of Virgin Gorda, they wished for beers to quench their thirst.  Like magic it happened. A call to Arabella and soon enough a dive bag filled with ice-cold Carib Lagers showed up. The crew on Arabella knows how to make everything right. It is a simple formula. Smiles. Sunshine. Patience. Good wind. Paradise reveals itself.  Take a look at the latest update in the form of a picture gallery from the ASA / Arabella tour of the BVi.. Shouldn’t you be on that …

In The Classroom: ASA 108/117 Offshore Passagemaking and Celestial Navigation

By: Instructors, Schools

Currently, a group of students is preparing to embark on a voyage from Bermuda to the British Virgin Islands. On that voyage, students will earn their ASA 108 and ASA 117 certifications while instructors will earn ASA 208 and ASA 217. ASA 108, Offshore PassagemakingLearn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship. ASA 117, Basic Celestial EndorsementLearn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using …

Arabella BVI

Sailing Arabella

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 …