Photos from ASA’s 2011 Exuma Islands Flotilla, Bahamas

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas, Members

Enjoy this selection of excellent photos from ASA’s 2011 Exuma Islands flotilla, thanks to member Carole Walsh. This remote series of cays, known locally as the “Out Islands,” are one of our many popular flotilla destinations. It’s a very unique trip–you learn to sail small boats, camp on the beaches at night, and hang out with the local wildlife (see below). The folks on this trip earned their ASA 110 “Basic Small Boat Sailing” certifications, by the way, handling the gorgeous Sea Pearl 21 boats. Click here to find out more about ASA’s flotillas, including Greece, Croatia, Tahiti, the Gulf …

Bahamas Adventure: What’s for Dinner?

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas

This guest post by ASA’s Brenda Wempner is about ASA’s 2011 adventure flotilla in the Exuma Islands (or “Out Islands”) of the Bahamas. Find out more about ASA’s flotillas here. One of my favorite aspects of sailing in new locations is enjoying the local foods. Flotillas in Florida have gulf shrimp and stone crab, and flotillas in the Northwest have salmon and Dungeness crab. While in the Exuma Islands we were treated to grouper, hog fish, conch and mahi mahi, with one major difference: We participated in the harvest and preparation! Dallas was the expert and was patient with us …

Flotilla Fever

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas, Members

Three weeks from today I’ll be touching my toes in the Adriatic, commencing ASA’s first-ever Croatia flotilla! Jimmy Tanaka, an ASA Instructor, just returned from his own sailing trip in Croatia, and shared this video with me of his HD photos from the trip. Talk about heart-racing anticipation! I also wanted to announce that ASA’s 2011 flotillas are now officially posted. In addition to the perennially popular San Juan and Gulf Islands flotillas, we’ll be repeating this year’s new Exuma Islands flotilla, as well as adding a new destination–Tahiti! (Which, by the way, is a KILLER deal.) I know you’re …