Today the American Sailing Association, in association with Benateau America and Cruising World magazine is releasing another instructional video in the Docking Made Easy series entitled Departing A Slip. This detailed tutorial is the second installment of a three video set that addresses the many factors of handling a keelboat under power – specifically backing the boat out of the slip. Sailing legend Peter Isler walks us through the process using animations, illustrations and live action footage.
The American Sailing Association today is releasing Docking Under Power – Drills, another instructional video that is part of the Docking Made Easy educational series. This production, written and narrated by world class sailor Peter Isler, is the first of a multi-chapter series that aims to remove the anxiety of docking a sailboat under power, particularly bigger keelboats. This collection of open water drills makes clear the often misunderstood matter of prop walk and prop wash and assigns real-life, hands-on methods that will significantly aid in becoming a proficient and confident helmsman.
What’s in a Rig Series # 8 – The Wingsail
Although wingsails or rigid wings have risen to the limelight in the contemporary sailing world with the America’s Cup now employing the technology across the board, they are in no way a brand new concept. A sail, after all, in its purest form is essentially a wing. So, through the decades, many designers, looking for optimum performance, have of course instituted rigid wings (just like that of an airplane). A notable example would be the so called Little America’s Cup, a long-standing catamaran contest based around the pursuit of pure speed.
We talked with Laurent Fabre, president of Beneteau America, about the Annapolis Boat Show, the success of the ASA First 22, and some of their new boats.
The United States Sailboat Show and Beneteau have teamed up to give away a 22 foot sailboat. One lucky winner will walk away with a brand new Beneteau ASA First 22 Sailboat*.
SailTime North America , Beneteau America, The American Sailing Association partner together to introduce new Sailors to the Beneteau ASA First 22 at the Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show.
April 3, 2015 (Annapolis, MD) – SailTime Group LLC, the world’s largest boat membership company, announced a partnership with Beneteau America, and the American Sailing Association to conduct an On-Board Sailing Workshop at the 2015 Annapolis Spring Sailboat Show April 24th through April 26th.
The registered students will get to participate in a 30 minute in-class basic briefing followed by a 90 minute on water intro to sailing lesson. This clinic has been developed by the American Sailing Association and is part of their Small Boat Workshop for New Sailor Series.
Designed for the beginning sailor, this clinic will be taught on the new ASA First 22, which is manufactured by Beneteau America in Marion, SC. The ASA First 22 is a result of collaboration between Beneteau America and the American Sailing Association and was specifically designed for teaching ASA courses.
Join ASA at the Strictly Sail Pacific boatshow April 9-12, 2015 and sail on our new ASA First 22 by Beneteau as part of the Discover Sailing “New Boat Introductions” – a FREE 45 minute sail on the Bay with an experienced Skipper.
Be sure to come by our booth, #818, and say hello if you’re at the show!