Featured School: Go Sail Virgin Islands

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It seems like the U.S Virgin Islands always get overlooked by its neighboring cousin the BVI. Why? Getting to the US Virgin Islands is easier and if you factor in ferries and taxes the USVI is cheaper. Go Sail Virgin Islands is teaching students how to sail in the beautiful sailing grounds of the USVI and they are this month’s featured school.  Get to know Go Sail Virgin Islands and try not to drool when you look at their photos. Where They Sail  Sailing conditions are Champagne every day! Sail, Sail, Sail in this is a year-round sailing destination with …

Featured School: Great Lakes Sailing Co.

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If there is an example of what the sailing community feels like it can be found at Great Lakes Sailing in Traverse City, Michigan. They have been teaching sailing at this location in some form for over 35 years and their program includes a “Women on the Water” program as well as a charter operation. You not only learn to sail here but you become part of their sailing community. This Month’s Featured School is Great Lakes Sailing Co. in Traverse City, MI Get to Know Modern Sailing School & Club Where They Sail  We sail in Grand Traverse Bay …

Featured Sailing School: Blue Pacific Yachting

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If learning to sail in Los Angeles is on your to-do list you can be sure that Blue Pacific Yachting can get you out on the water. Blue Pacific Yachting is located in Marina Del Rey, California and they offer a full slate of ASA courses.  Sail Santa Monica Bay or join one of their destination charters.  This Month’s Featured School is Blue Pacific Yachting Where They Sail Blue Pacific Yachting sailing destinations include Marina del Rey, Malibu, Palos Verdes, Catalina Island, and the Channel Islands. January through March is an ideal time to see migrating gray whales along the …

Featured Sailing School: Erie Islands Sailing School

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Erie Islands Sailing School was founded over ten years ago by Tim McKenna and purchased last year by former students Kent and Tricia Purvis.  How cool is that to have former students continue to help teach others?  The school has always been based on education, safety, and fun for our students. This Month’s Featured School is Erie Islands Sailing School Where They Sail Erie Island Sailing School is the premier sailing school for American Sailing in Lake Erie. Erie Islands offers two sailing locations, with classes out of Cleveland (Edgewater Marina) and Sandusky (Safe Harbor Sandusky). In Sandusky, introductory classes sail …

Featured School: Modern Sailing School

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Sailing in the shadow of the Golden Gate Bridge in San Francisco Bay is both picturesque and challenging.  Modern Sailing School & Club has been teaching in the waters of the Bay for nearly 40 years. Since 1983, Modern Sailing School & Club has been introducing people to sailing from their headquarters in Sausalito, California. Even if you have never set foot on a boat, they can teach you everything you need to know. Their goal is to ensure their students build a strong foundation in this rewarding and lifelong sport and is dedicated to making the learning experience as …

ASA Featured Instructor: Jeremiah Swetel

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Captain Jeremiah Swetel of Erie Islands Sailing is This Month’s Featured Instructor Jeremiah started his journey with boating at the age of ten in Cleveland. He has extensive experience sailing and boating in all parts of Lake Erie. Jeremiah also enjoys racing at his yacht club and sailing with friends and family. Jeremiah holds his USCG 25T Master Near Coastal license with Sailing and Towing endorsements and is certified by the American Sailing Association to teach ASA 101, 103, and 104. Captain Jeremiah Swetel is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.

ASA Featured Instructor: Dimitris Bampakos

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Captain Dimitris Bampakos of Fairwinds Sailing School Corfu is This Month’s Featured Instructor If your bucket list has space for another sailing destination you should consider Greece. If you add Greece, you need to add Captain Dimitris Bampakos. His love for sailing and the ocean is only exceeded by his love for the sailing grounds of Corfu, Greece.  His passion for the ocean and sharing his knowledge of sailing are what attract new sailors to Fairwinds Sailing School in Corfu, Greece. Captain Dimitris Bampakos is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.

Featured Sailing School: Reef Runner Sailing

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Learning to sail is a bucket list item for many people but learning to sail with your significant other is a twist on doing things to strengthen your relationship. This month’s featured school, Reef Runner Sailing does just that. A husband and wife team sharing their love of the ocean with potential cruisers.   If you ever considered leaving your life and cruising with your mate, this sailing school can help you achieve your dreams. This month’s Featured School is Reef Runner Sailing  Where They Sail Our school primarily operates out of Panama City Florida and part-time in Friendship Maine …

ASA Featured Instructor: Jeremy E. Elwell

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Captain Jeremy E. Elwell at Reef Runner Sailing School is This Month’s Featured Instructor A quick read into Captain Jeremy’s back ground and you might be motivated to leave your life, get on a boat and find a new wife.  Sailing does that to you and this month’s featured instructor is an example of the sailing lifestyle taking you in and never allowing you to leave. Captain Jeremy E. Elwell is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.