Thousands of Words of Wilderness

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas

Trying to capture July’s Gulf Islands flotilla with one-dimensional words would be futile. The wild beauty and solitude of the Canadian cruising ground is best represented by this stunning collection of photographs, which were taken by the many talented flotilla participants. While you can’t hear the forceful puff of an Orca whale spouting in the silent morning, or smell the heady flowers in Buchart Gardens, or taste the sticky-sweet rum-pecan rolls from the floating bakery barge in Montague Harbor, you can feast your imagination on these shots, each worth well over a thousand words. Next year, consider heading north for …

Flotilla Fever

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas, Members

Three weeks from today I’ll be touching my toes in the Adriatic, commencing ASA’s first-ever Croatia flotilla! Jimmy Tanaka, an ASA Instructor, just returned from his own sailing trip in Croatia, and shared this video with me of his HD photos from the trip. Talk about heart-racing anticipation! I also wanted to announce that ASA’s 2011 flotillas are now officially posted. In addition to the perennially popular San Juan and Gulf Islands flotillas, we’ll be repeating this year’s new Exuma Islands flotilla, as well as adding a new destination–Tahiti! (Which, by the way, is a KILLER deal.) I know you’re …