Product Review: Ronstan Rope Bag, Winch Handle Pocket & Drink Holder

By: Equipment, Partners, Product Review

I don’t enjoy admitting this, but I am a messy sailor. I don’t always coil the lines correctly, and my knots don’t look as good as they should. In addition, my cockpit lacks organization, and when I look through some of the compartments on my boat, I start to rethink if I have what it takes to be called a sailor.  After all, aren’t sailors fastidious and meticulously neat? Aren’t your lines always supposed to be in order? Luckily for me, Ronstan has identified my flaw and is helping. So, this month we are looking at Ronstan rope bags, winch …

Product Review: Nomadix Towel

By: Partners, Product Review

Don’t judge me but I used this towel for three weeks without washing it.  Sometimes you have to sacrifice in order to get a full idea of what a product can do.  Before we get into the thick of it, let me explain that I have had a second Nomadix towel in a drybag, on my boat for more than a week and it has not developed the typical “boat smell” that so many of my damp belongings get.  I had to start this product review with this simple fact because I fully expected to get back to my boat …

Product Review: California Cowboy

By: Members, Partners, Product Review

American Sailing has a new partner in its member benefits program and it may be one of the most useful products that casual sailors will utilize.  If you are a racer and you do not need superfluous stuff on your boat, you may think I am wrong.  If you are a racer and you love to celebrate your Wednesday night victories with Champagne, I suggest you stick around and take advantage of this new American Sailing Member Benefit. California Cowboy makes fun apparel that is ideal for the beach and for the sailor who loves to jump in the water …

5 Reasons Why You Should Be A Member of American Sailing

By: American Sailing Association, Members

The American Sailing Association is the largest sailing education organization in the world. Sure, there are over 400 schools and 7000+ instructors. Yes, ASA is part of a community of sailors who are advocates for the health of our world’s oceans.  Over 500,000 people have learned to sail with ASA, but why should YOU be a member?  Five Reasons Why You Should Be An ASA Member: ASA members get discounts from Dream Yacht Charters on sailing charters in over 60 locations worldwide. Your membership can save you as much as $600 on a bareboat charter. Do the math. You are …

What Is In Your Sailing Bag?

By: Equipment

I bought the perfect sailing bag in Newport, Rhode Island. I didn’t need it but, it called me in the window.  A big number #3 stitched to the side of the bag made out of an old sail.  It’s ample in size and could fit so many cool things. It made me think about the importance of having the right “stuff” with you for a daysail. What you take with you for a day of sailing is vital to you having a good time.    An excellent sweater to keep warm and a bottle of champagne for a post sail drink. …

Product Review: The Boat Medic First Aid Kit by My Medic

By: Equipment, Product Review

We don’t aim to get injured while sailing but when you have the MyMedic first aid kit handy it’s as if you think, “long falls and sharp objects seem like a good challenge.”  While we are joking about that. The My Medic first aid kit should give you some peace of mind. Go ahead. Use that dull knife to cut a piece of rope. Safety on the ocean is of paramount importance to every sailor and an ASA sailing education gets you out safely and confidently. A My Medic first aid kit fills in when the unexpected injury occurs during …

ASA Member Benefits Help You Save Big!

By: Members

You learned to sail and you have your ASA certifications. Is that it? No! ASA wants to continue to help you on your sailing adventure and we want you to remain a part of this great community of like-minded water lovers.    ASA members enjoy a number of perks that more than pay for themselves.  Take a look at the savings you could be enjoying with an ASA Membership. As an ASA Member, you could potentially save $$$$’s on products from new sails for your boat to foul weather gear to insurance to sailing products that every sailor needs. Take look …