Channel Islands Class/Flotilla with Blue Pacific Yachting

By: Charter, Schools

Have you wanted to sail the Channel Islands of California?  This May, American Sailing School Blue Pacific Yachting is organizing two flotillas to these islands with an opportunity to work on your sailing education.   Take your sailing to the next level? This could be the trip for you! Blue Pacific Yachting is headed to the Channel Islands TWICE this May! Choose from the following vessels: Dufour 560 and Jeanneau 440 (first come, first served).  Time for a new adventure!  Channel Islands Itinerary May 5 – 8 (4-day) May 18 – 22 (5-day) This is a 4 or 5-day schedule to …

2022 Sailing Adventures with American Sailing

By: Charter, Destinations

Do You Need Sailing Vacation Inspiration This year, join American Sailing as we sail to destinations near and far. From the tropical waters of the British Virgin Islands to the culturally rich anchorages of Croatia we encourage you to go sailing with us.  Join groups of American Sailing Members in New England and the Chesapeake Bay aboard Arabella or hop on a flotilla in the Mediterranean.   It’s finally time to embrace our freedom and get back out on the water.  Where We Are Sailing In 2022 Sail with American Sailing in Croatia American Sailing has scheduled two luxury charters in …

ASA Certified Sailing School - Cruise Abaco, Bahamas

ASA Member Event: Flotilla in the Bahamas with Cruise Abaco

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ASA is delighted to offer special ASA Flotilla charters in conjunction with Cruise Abaco. These by the cabin charters will allow ASA Members to experience a bareboat charter experience while having the opportunity to obtain ASA sailing certifications. If your bucket list does not include the Abaco Islands in the Bahamas there is a possibility that you will need to amend your list.  These picturesque islands span across 120 miles and are the sailing focal point for Bahamian waters. ASA school Cruise Abaco knows the area better than anyone and they are offering an opportunity for ASA Members to participate …

ASA CROATIA FLOTILLA, DUBROVNIK TO MONTENEGRO, JUNE 8 TO 15, 2019

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This Croatian Flotilla is organized by Sea Safaris in Chicago and ASA Captian Jean “John” De Keyser and his wife “Admiral” Mila. Follow along in this three-part series as they lead the way through the three-week journey. Our first week sailing from Split to Dubrovnik behind us, it was now time to get ready for our next adventure: Dubrovnik to Kotor in Montenegro and back. Saturday morning was cleaning and turn-around time for our two yachts.  New crew members had joined us:

ASA CROATIA FLOTILLA, DUBROVNIK TO KASTELA (SPLIT), JUNE 15 TO 22, 2019

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This Croatian Flotilla is organized by Sea Safaris in Chicago and ASA Captian Jean “John” De Keyser and his wife “Admiral” Mila. Follow along in this three-part series as they lead the way through the three-week journey. The final week of our flotilla has arrived, and we will be heading back with new crew. Skipper Joe C and his lovely bride, Anna, will be staying with us for this last week. On “Cetina”, we only have three souls on board: Admiral Mila, Thorsten J from Vancouver and yours truly. On “Tina”, we have Joe and Anna as well as Ron …

ASA Croatia Flotilla, Split To Dubrovnik

By: Destinations, Flotillas

This Croatian Flotilla is organized by Sea Safaris in Chicago and ASA Captian Jean “John” De Keyser and his wife “Admiral” Mila. Follow along in this three-part series as they lead the way through the three-week journey. On Friday, May 31, our crew members for the first of three weeks of flotilla sailing in Croatia gathered at the Trogir Palace Hotel in Trogir near Split for the initial briefing and introductions. Over wine and Dalmatian cold platters of prosciutto, cheeses, and tomato salads, we discussed what to expect during the upcoming week on our way down to Dubrovnik. There was …

Exuma Islands Adventure: The New Sailor’s Perspective

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ASA Exuma Islands Adventure Flotilla, April 2013 By Mary Clor My husband, as part of his mid-life rediscovery, decided last fall to attend a weeklong sailing school. To entice me to enter the sport, he then signed us up for an ASA Flotilla to the Exuma Islands in the Bahamas. Knowing how much I love the outdoors, camping, and snorkeling/scuba diving, he saw this as an opportunity to combine his new passion, sailing, with the things I love. I knew nothing about sailing, and my only sailing “experience” had been as a passenger on a 4 mast, 440 foot long …

ASA in Croatia: Sailing the Adriatic

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This post is about ASA’s 2012 Croatia sailing flotilla. You can also read about the Top 5 Things to See on the Dalmatian Coast here, and a story of Croatia’s special cuisine here. The Adriatic Sea was, for me, one of those places that always sounded incredibly far-off and wonderful, not quite real, a magnificent realm that I would probably never get to see. Its waters are steeped in history and legend. Strategically located between Italy and Greece, they were a focal point of the classical world, sailed by everyone from Odysseus to Julius Caesar to Marco Polo.