UPDATE: As if we did not have enough to concern ourselves with, hurricane season is upon us. During a Pandemic the weather is still a major factor to consider when planning a sail, a passage or a sailing vacation. COVID-19 has everyone on alert so be sure to utilize these resources if you plan on sailing in hurricane prone waters. As sailors, hurricane season is always in the back of our minds. There is no escaping the threat that we all feel both personally and tangentially when our friends and associates are in the path of these massive storms. No …
ASA has brought on Marine Conservationist, Lauren Coiro, to help with advocacy and education when it comes to how sailors interact with the environment that they call home. “Ask Lauren” will be a regular feature where our questions on the environment will be asked and answered. Do you have a question? Ask Lauren!
Many have heard the tales of destruction that hurricane Irma left in her wake. At this time, Key West is getting back to normal and preparing for a busy spring. Come on down and enjoy a sailing adventure and the beautiful sunsets!
The American Sailing Association has raised almost $30,000 for affiliates to help them re-open for business after being ravaged by recent hurricanes.
Many ASA Certified Sailing Schools are open & ready for your business despite the recent hurricanes – so contact them and see what they have to offer!
They taught you to sail. Now they need your help. Donate now to help support the employees of our affiliated sailing schools and charter companies and help them rebuild and reopen.
A short list of some important, and maybe commonly overlooked, precautionary ideas to keep in mind when trying to protect a boat at the dock during a storm.
Many of you have been lucky enough to learn to sail, cruise or charter in the British Virgin Islands. Here is an update from Pat Nolan who owns and operates Sistership Sailing School on Tortola after recently weathering hurricane Earl: Location, location, location. That real estate mantra also applies to hurricane survival (followed closely by preparation, preparation, preparation). Having just come through the very large, very powerful category 4 hurricane Earl in the BVI, I can say that both location and preparation are key to minimizing damage. Lucky for us the eye of the storm passed about 30 miles north …