Tips From 106: Handling An Emergency

By: Books, Cruising Tips, Sailing Tips

Thes tips are excerpts from ASA Advanced Cruising & Seamanship book.  The textbook is the official manual for ASA 106 Advanced Cruising.  The textbook was produced as a collaboration between the American Sailing Association and North U.  A central facet of risk management is prevention. As the old navy expression states so well, “The price of safety is eternal vigilance.” Our own actions prevent dangers from becoming disasters. By keeping concerns over safety foremost in our minds, most emergencies can be averted. While this may not match the romantic vision of cruising, it is a stark reality. The following shipboard …

ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising: What You’ll Learn

By: Learn To Sail, Schools

The concept of sailing is widely known and understood. In simplest forms, it is wind in a sail and a boat moving through the water.  The art of cruising is a bit more elaborate in that to cruise you set off from one point and aim for your next destination.  When sailing becomes more complicated we define our roles on a boat in a more detailed fashion, seamanship comes into play. Seamanship can be described as the art of operating a vessel. Seamanship involves working as part of a crew and when the occasion arises, leading a crew in the …