Is Sailing Stressful?

By: Cruising Tips, Learn To Sail

What Part of a Daysail Is the Most Stressful for You? The daysail is a common activity for every sailor. Whether you are headed to your own boat, part of a sailing club, or have a generous friend who allows you to tag along there are general stress factors that contribute to your planning process. Our first boat was a Catalina 27. She was beautiful but as they say “beauty is in the eye of the beholder.”  Our first sailboat had a 4HP outboard that was moody. To this day, I cannot tell you what the problem was, I just …

Need a Few Sailing Tips?

By: Cruising Tips, daysail, Learn To Sail

The American Sailing Association website is chock full of sailing tips and recommendations to help you become a better sailor. From our video library to our sailing apps to our webinars, you can find everything you need in the pages of this website.  Take a look at some of our articles for a few sailing tips. 5 Tips For Planning A Sail  Take a look at a few tips from our Let’s Go Sailing textbook to help you plan your next day out on the water.  “You should always check the weather before sailing so that you are not caught …

Planning a Daysail

By: Sailing Tips

As you embark on a daysail you might need a checklist of the things that you must have to make the day more enjoyable. First, you have the knowledge that you have already garnered from ASA 101, so you would have decided where to go, how to get there and when the optimal time to sail is. Sailing is about allowing nature to come into your life and dictate everything, so don’t lose sight of the idea that sailing is very fluid and your plans are very much dependent on what the conditions allow you to do. Sometimes the perfect …