One Year After Oil Spill, Conflicting Views on the State of the Gulf

By: American Sailing Association, Legislation, Safety, Schools

It’s been just over a year since the world watched in horror as millions of gallons of oil bloomed in the Gulf of Mexico, the result of a catastrophic explosion at the Deepwater Horizon oil rig, and since then the fast-moving waters of the news cycle have swept those images far away from the national consciousness. However, for anyone who lives, works or enjoys the splendors of the Gulf, one question looms: Has anything been learned? At the six month anniversary of the disaster, we at the American Sailing Association wrote an update on the clean up effort. How far …

2010: The Year in American Sailing

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas, Members, Safety, Sailboats, Social Media

2010 has been a year of drama on the high seas, and one of change and excitement for ASA. Here’s a rundown of some of the big news from the past year: TOP SAILING STORY OF THE YEAR: Abby Sunderland Nothing else in the maritime world even came close to equaling the notoriety (and controversy) of this 16-year-old Californian sailor’s odyssey. Sunderland departed from ASA’s home port of Marina Del Rey, CA in January, attempting to become the youngest solo circumnavigator ever (a record previously held by her older brother Zac). She successfully rounded Cape Horn, but on June 10, …