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Let’s GO Sailing

You have completed your ASA 101 training and you are thinking of taking more courses, perhaps ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising or ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising.

There is no shortage of places to sail it’s just a matter of picking a spot, finding a boat and untying the lines.   An obstacle to sailing in new locations is finding a boat or a crew but utilizing the GoSailing App fixes that. You don’t need to own your own boat to go sailing, you just need to find a few new friends who are looking for crew. If you already know how to sail, this makes the search even easier.

Utilize the Go Sailing App

The GO SAILING App helps you find crew or apply to be crew on other skippers’ trips. There are also sailing related social events, seminars, and sailing lessons on the app. GO SAILING is the best free sailing app for connecting to your local sailing & boating community.

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Key features of the GO SAILING app allow users to easily:

  • Post a sailing trip in order to find crew.
  • Discover upcoming sailing trips and join as crew.
  • Learn to sail by taking an introductory GO SAILING experience.
  • Communicate effectively and efficiently with crews from within the app.
  • Keep track of trips, sailing buddies, certifications and more.

Go Sailing

Tired of sailing to the same cove over and over?  We have a few ideas for sailing destinations to help you use your sailing skills and to build upon your sailing resume. Each of these destinations has options for charter opportunities as well as sailing schools that can build on your existing knowledge and certifications.  

Sailing Destinations

Exotic Destinations

Looking for 7 exotic locations to work on your sailing? Consider Grenada, La Paz or St. Lucia or any of a number of off-the-beaten-path places to sail. Try the Go Sailing App in these locations and you might find you have new friends in faraway places. You could also contact an ASA affiliated school and work on your skills for new certifications.

Sail in Greece

According to Captain Bampakos of Fair Winds Sailing Greece “Corfu island is considered one of the finest destinations in the Mediterranean.” The town of Corfu has been characterized by the vast majority of visitors as cosmopolitan, picturesque and fascinating. The many villages along with picturesque cliffs and isolated, secluded beaches make for an abundance of exploration opportunities on Corfu. You can examine the sites of prominent Greek history, sample the Mediterranean cuisine or take on a strenuous hike to view the surrounding islands.

Sail the Florida Keys

If you fantasize about boat life or you just want to spend time near the water, the Keys might be calling you. If you want to learn how to sail there are quite a few places in the Florida Keys where ASA courses are taught and where you can combine a getaway with enhancing your sailing education. Veterans would be especially interested in Captain Joe Matrangelo’s Veterans Sailing Association.

Sail San Diego

San Diego is the ideal location to visit because you can mix in your ocean adventures with some sightseeing and some cultural sites. Throw in a visit to a wild animal park and sample some craft beers and you can easily see why a sailing vacation in Southern California’s other beach city is the spot to choose to work on your sailing education.

Explore Hawaii by Sailboat

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, Keehi Marine Center is also the place to top off on fuel at the start of your multi-day sailing adventure.

Sail the Pacific Northwest

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.

Summer Sailstice

Summer Sailstice – Let’s All Go Sailing Together on June 23rd.

Every year the Summer Sailstice gets a bit more popular and a lot more fun. For the uninitiated this event… well, it’s not really an event, it’s a weekend designated for doing sailing related things, wherever you happen to be. On the weekend of June 23 and 24 many sailing schools, yacht clubs, sailing organizations and all kinds of other small groups who love sailing will be either organizing a Summer Sailstice event or participating in one.

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150,000 Facebook Fans

American Sailing Association Reaches 150,000 Facebook “Followers”

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American Sailing Association Reaches 150,000 Facebook Followers

LOS ANGELES – December 6, 2017 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, is proud to announce that it attained a significant digital milestone in November: 150,000 “Facebook followers”. Since the end of 2015, ASA has tripled its Facebook fan base by posting subject material that makes a direct connection with its followers’ interests. With 150,000 “page likes”, ASA is now one of the top three sailing-related pages on all of Facebook in terms of followers.

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Ownerless Sailing!

Times have changed and the sport of sailing has indeed felt that change in many ways. Technological advancement has given us great tools like colorful chart plotters and EPIRBs, but it has also facilitated a mentality and attention span that runs obverse to the time and patience sailing requires. The double-edged blade of phones giveth and taketh away and they seem to be takething away the ancestral element of sailing which substantially changes the dynamic of how we sail and who with.

However, to be sure, there are other factors, perhaps even challenges, that need to be considered when we think about how to get out sailing on a regular basis in this day and age. On the top of the list are the economic realities. Thirty years ago sailing was frankly, a cheaper activity to pursue. Boats were generally smaller, slips were less expensive, systems and accoutrements were more basic and slightly less comfortable. All of this added up to something more accessible, but fear not, modern sailors have moved with the times and figured out other ways to make it happen. Here are a few ways to continue sailing without the intimidating burdens of flat-out ownership.

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GO SAILING v3.2 Now International

GO SAILING Update 3.2. Goes International

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Go Sailing Update 3.2. Goes International

LOS ANGELES – April 5, 2017 – Go Sailing, sailing’s free social-media app that keeps sailors connected and sailing, is very excited to announce an update which will expand and refine its services to be available internationally. Part of the update will include trip list filters for an enhanced browsing experience and the ability to schedule sailing related events worldwide.

The sailing communities’ remarkable acceptance of the app has demanded that we expand its capabilities and availability to truly connect the entire sailing world. Starting immediately, the Go Sailing App will be available to download on iPhones and Androids in 110 countries and on the Internet (www.gosailingapp.com) all around the world!

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Go Sailing V3 Nationwide Launch Press Release

“Go Sailing” Social Networking App Goes National

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“Go Sailing” Social Networking App Goes National
V3 of iOS and Android App for Sailing Community Also Enhances User Experience

LOS ANGELES – January 11, 2017 – Go Sailing has released a nationwide version of its innovative social networking app which connects people interested in sharing the experience of sailing. A simple and user-friendly solution created for skippers needing crew and sailors wanting to sail, Go Sailing (formerly Kroocial) launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2013. Having quickly developed a large community of passionate users in Northern California, Go Sailing was introduced in the Los Angeles area in July 2016 and now offers a much improved version for both iOS and Android to sailors across the country. The app is available to download for free, and no membership is required.

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ASA Launches GO SAILING

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American Sailing Association Launches New Version of “Go Sailing” Mobile App

Popular Networking Tool for Sailing Community Available in Apple App Store

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LOS ANGELES – July 21, 2016 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, has released a new version of its innovative “GO SAILING” iOS mobile app which connects people interested in sharing the experience of sailing. Acquired by ASA, GO SAILING (formerly Kroocial) was first launched in the San Francisco Bay Area in March 2013 with the mission of making sailing accessible to everyone from novices to salty dogs, and to promote a healthy and active lifestyle. A simple and user-friendly solution for skippers needing crew and sailors wanting to sail, GO SAILING quickly developed a large community of passionate users.

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