American Sailing Week takes over St. Petersburg

By: Members

One of the big sailing summer kick-offs took place June 15th-22nd, 2012, as the Renaissance Vinoy Resort in St. Petersburg, FL became ASA territory. Members and instructors from around the world descended for a week of celebrating the sailing lifestyle–meeting new friends, enjoying the sunshine, and learning from the best! SAILING With clinics in the mornings, and open dock times every afternoon, there were no shortage of opportunities to get out and sail on Tampa Bay. The boats ranged from the big Leopard 44 catamaran, to Hunters, Catalinas, and Beneateaus, as small as 27 feet and as large as 45. …

ASA Members Recommend…movies & books

By: American Sailing Association, Members, Social Media

On our Facebook and Twitter pages we love to ask our fans for their opinions on all things nautical. In the last couple of weeks I’ve asked people for their recommendations on sailing movies & books. The guidelines were loose — as long as it has something to do with seafaring, it was fair game. Some of these are serious, some silly, some realistic, some not-so-much. Some you will certainly have seen or read before, some you may not have heard of. All of them are works that our members have enjoyed, and you might too. (Perhaps to fill the …

ASA Sailing Clubs: K.Y.S.C. Fall Leaves Regatta

By: American Sailing Association, Members, Sailboats

On Sunday, October 24th, a new ASA local sailing club based in Atlanta, GA got underway with an event they called the “Fall Leaves Regatta.” Organized by club ambassador Cpt. Rob James, the event was a resounding success. Sixteen people got together for an afternoon of sailing and socializing on Lake Arrowhead, GA. Here is Cpt. James’ description: We had 4 sailboats and one chase boat on the water for three hours. Some people had never sailed before and were guided by those that were ASA certified. We had homemade pumpkin bread, cookies and apple cider. Meanwhile, our club photographer …

August Photo of the Month

By: American Sailing Association, Members, Social Media

We had our first Photo of the Month competition on Facebook last week. The above photo of the grand yacht Whisper, submitted by George Bekris, won with the most “likes” from fans. Fans voted on their favorites, and the race was close; the following three tied for second place with only one vote less than the winner: I find it telling that all four of these top photos showcase similar aspects of sailing–sleek lines, grand beauty, movement. The winner will be showcased as the Photo of the Month in this month’s Sailing With Style e-newsletter, and next month we’ll be …