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St Petersburg Sailboat Show

St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show

The 38th Annual St. Petersburg Power & Sailboat Show, the largest boat show on the Gulf Coast, is set to sail into the Duke Energy Center for the Arts Mahaffey Theater Yacht Basin and Albert Whitted Park in St. Petersburg, Fla., from Thursday, Dec. 3 through Sunday, Dec. 6, 2015. The show will feature an impressive selection of power boats and sailboats in water and on land, including a 40,000-square-foot clearspan tent housing all types of marine gear. Show-goers will find hundreds of power boats and sailboats including family cruisers, runabouts, fishing boats, magnificent sailing yachts, personal watercraft and much more.

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ASA Schools at Strictly Sail Pacific 2012

Going to Strictly Sail Pacific in Oakland, CA, April 12th-15th? These ASA schools will have booths—visit them to talk sailing and for special promotions and deals only available at the show! Some of the specials are listed here, and others you will have to visit to discover. And be sure to check back periodically, because new deals may be added as the show rolls along!

ASA Main Booth
Booth 340

Anacortes Yacht Charters
Exhibit Hall, 1st Floor, Booth 3
– Buy one class, get one 25% off!

Afterguard Sailing Academy
Booth 39

Aoki Yacht School
Booth 85

BVI Yacht Charters
Booth 116
-20% off for all guests who book at the show!

Modern Sailing School & Club
Booth 53
– $200 discount on initiation fee!

Open Sailing School
Booth P2/P3

Sailtime San Francisco Bay
In the Water on a Hunter 39 at Slip #59  
– FREE ASA 101/103 for new Members who sign up at the show!

San Juan Sailing

Booth 214-216

Sunsail Tortola
Booth B16
-Check out Sunsail’s special – up to 30% off your next charter when you book it at the show!

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club
asa booth

Exciting times at the 2012 South West International Boat Show

asa booth boat showThis year, ASA will be participating for the first time in Texas’ largest in-water boat show, the South West International Boat Show. And if it’s the biggest thing in Texas, you know it’s going to be HUGE. You’ll be able to find us there along with many of our sailing schools.

WHEN: March 22-25, 2012
WHERE: South Shore Harbour Marina, Bay Area Houston, Texas

All the biggest boat manufacturers will be there, including Beneteau, Hunter, Jeanneau, Lagoon, Catalina, and Leopard. Come check out their latest models in the beautiful warm-weather setting of the Texas gulf coast. Over 400 boats will be in the water, and many of them ready to demo! Continue reading

Highlights from Strictly Sail Chicago 2011

snow outside navy pierThey were building snow sculptures outside of Chicago’s Navy Pier last weekend, but the real action was inside where the 16th Annual Strictly Sail Chicago Boat Show was being held. ASA was there along with many of our affiliate schools and legions of other exhibitors from every sector of the boating world.

Our representatives bravely left the comfort of a Southern California winter (ASA is headquartered in Los Angeles) to face the bitter cold coming off of Lake Michigan. (Although, truth be told, the temperatures weren’t that bad, low-30s and high-20s. Easy for this writer to say, having stayed nice and warm in So Cal!) As always, our booth was staffed by our fabulous instructors, who donated their time in order to have a chance to meet sailors (and potential sailors) face to face and lend their expertise to any questions.
asa booth

An exciting new development at this show was having ASA instructors also staffing the Discover Sailing booth. We’ll be continuing this at Strictly Sail Miami, from Feb. 17-21. What’s even better, thanks to the paradisical weather of Miami’s Bayside Marina, ASA’s Discover Sailing activities will include 90 minute on-the-water sailing clinics! Click here for more on this and other exciting features at this show. Note that we STRONGLY recommend booking a spot on the sailing clinics in advance, as we expect them to be VERY popular.
discover sailing booth
Despite the cold, Strictly Sail Chicago was by all accounts a great success. Some of our members wrote to us describing it as “a great show” and “the best in years.” The big boat manufacturers were out in force: Jenneau, Beneteau, Hunter, Hobie Cat, and more, showing off their newest and coolest models. Even round-the-world sailor extraordinaire Zac Sunderland was there–and look for him in Miami too!

If you’ve got any tales from Chicago to share, please leave a comment. And let us know if you’re heading down to Miami!

Come Visit Us at Upcoming Boat Shows!

asa burgee flying high
ASA regularly makes the rounds of the nation’s premier boat shows. Recently you may have encountered us in Annapolis or St. Petersburg, where we’ve had booths staffed with folks from ASA headquarters, volunteer instructors enthusiastic about sharing their knowledge of the sailing lifestyle, and a wealth of materials available about our schools and sailing opportunities.

Boat shows are places where sailors gather to geek out over the latest boat designs and cool gadgets, yes, but also a good spot for prospective boat owners or those just learning to sail to go for more information. So if you’ve been pondering taking the plunge into the world of sailing, which can be overwhelming for a newcomer, a boat show is a great place to catch up with us. ASA’s mission is to make this lifestyle available and accessible to everyone and to make sure sailors trained by an ASA school have confidence and knowledge out on the water.

With that in mind, here are some upcoming shows where you can find us:

STRICTLY SAIL CHICAGO
http://www.strictlysailchicago.com/
Click here to get discounted tickets with promo code: ASA
January 27-30, 2011, Navy Pier, Chicago, IL

  • ASA will be in booth #403 and will also be running the activities at the Discover Sailing booth!
  • For discounted tickets, CLICK HERE and enter promo code: ASA
  • A number of ASA sailing schools will be exhibiting – stop by our both and we can point you in the right direction!

MIAMI INTERNATIONAL BOAT SHOW
http://www.miamiboatshow.com/
February 17-21, 2011, Miamarine at Bayside, Miami, FL

  • ASA will be in booth #827 – Bayside.  We’ll also be running the Discover Sailing booth again, with some amazing new activities you won’t want to miss!
  • A great place to escape winter weather!

Hope to see you at one of these shows, and we’ll keep you posted on the Spring schedule!