7 Exotic Locations To Learn To Sail

By: Destinations, Learn To Sail

It would seem that a sailor is always seeking the exotic in an adventure. While sailing can be the entire focus of a vacation, often learning to sail or brushing up on your sailing skills is just a fraction of your vacation time and budget. The ocean calls you and as much as you would want to spend so much time with every ripple on the sea sometimes your vacation time must be shared with those who want a bit more from their time off than just sailboats and salty hair. Just because you are accommodating your travel companions does …

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: Bill Moreland

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Captain Bill Moreland at Modern Sailing School is This Month’s Featured Instructor Captain Bill Moreland at Modern Sailing School is a 40 year veteran of sailing. Like many, he just went to the water and began sailing only to fall in love with the lifestyle. These days he is an Instructor Evaluator for the American Sailing Association. He loves to share his passion for sailing with others and has led trips around the world. Captain Bill Moreland is this month’s ASA Featured Instructor.

The Sailing Season: Seattle As a Sailing Destination

By: Cruising Tips, Destinations, Schools

Why Sail in Seattle? Take a moment and breathe in the crisp air on Puget Sound. Feel the wind as it moves across the water and through your hair. Mount Baker in the distance Victoria to the north and the Pacific Ocean beyond a series of islands heading out west. For the lover of the outdoors, the Pacific Northwest is the ultimate playground of lush green forests and deep blue ocean that is alive with wildlife.

Go Sailing in Hawaii

By: Destinations, Schools

The first time you move across the channel between Maui and Molokai you are introduced to the tradewinds that blow over the West Maui Mountains. The sailboat heels over and you move across the channel with purpose. It’s a wet ride. Most visitors to Hawaii experience a taste of sailing on these waters via a sunset cruise with plenty of Mai Tais or a snorkel adventure where the goal is to spot a sea turtle. There is more to sailing in Hawaii than the typical tours you find at the concierge desk.

The Sailing Season – Oahu, Circumnavigating The Island

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ASA Outstanding Instructor Greg Martin of Sail Hawaii is very familiar with the waters around the Hawaiian Islands and he regularly sails and teaches out of Oahu. Greg has contributed to a three-part story on sailing in Hawaii. Venturing further than Waikiki, a sailing adventure from Oahu might start with a short cruise to Keehi Lagoon. Downwind from Ala Wai, Keehi is home to La Mariana Sailing Club, the original Tiki Bar and an unofficial “dock and dine” stop with some of the best seafood dishes, local favorite rum punch, and live entertainment. After a fun night at La Mariana, …

Featured Sailing School: BlueWave-Tashoot Sailing Academy

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Sailing Israel does not always appear on the average sailor’s bucket list but with its proximity to popular sailing destinations and its rich history, Israel is a fantastic option for a different Mediterranean sailing adventure. ASA spoke with BlueWave-Tashoot Sailing Academy about sailing in Israel and the local sailing community.  Make room on your sailing bucket list because Israel is calling. This Month’s Featured School is BlueWave-Tashoot Sailing Academy  Where They Sail  BlueWave-Tashoot Sailing Academy home waters are the Eastern Mediterranean coast of Israel with our primary base in Herzliya Marina. Destinations include day sailing from the marina and passing …

Featured School: Southern Most Sailing School

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Keywest conjures up images of the Conch Republic, Jimmy Buffet, and tropical-tasting boat drinks.   The action on Duval street, the humidity, and the sweet smell of south Florida all paint a picture of a completely different kind of place.   This southernmost point in the USA is home to the Southern Most Sailing School where you can work on your sailing skills while working on your tan. This month’s Featured School, Southern Most Sailing School, explained a bit about why sailing in Key West is second to none.  Get to Know Southern Most Sailing School Where They Sail  When …