Two Cool Videos for Sailors

By: American Sailing Association, Elearn, Members, Sailboats, Social Media, Weather

A couple of videos ASA sailors should see this week: #1 Our latest advanced sailing tip produced in cooperation with Forespar Sailing. See this video and plenty more in July’s online “Sailing with Style” magazine. #2 Now this is cool. All sailors have to be keen observers of the sky (night and day) and the shifts in weather conditions. Clouds, wind direction, and color are all critical in sailing and learning to sail. Here they are on spectacular display in Spain’s Canary Islands. “Every man needs to find a peak, a mountain top or a remote island of his own …

Voyaging with Velella: Happy Thanksgiving!

By: American Sailing Association, Equipment, Sailboats, Social Media

Continuing the “Voyaging with Velella” series by ASA writer-at-large Meghan Cleary. Meghan, Prescott and their kitten Nessie are on a planned 9-month cruise in the tropics. 22 53.65′ N 109 53.16′W Cabo Beach We put on Christmas music yesterday and I was reminded of being snowed in to Prescott’s apartment in Seattle a couple years ago. I held that chilly, cozy thought in my mind as I savored a tart slice of grapefruit in the blinding sun. It’s hard to believe that today is Thanksgiving, because being from “up North,” I associate this day with piles of snow and hot …