Inside Sailing with Peter Isler

By: Elearn, Inside Sailing, Learn To Sail

The American Sailing Association has always worked to get more sailors out on the water in a safe and confident manner. An ASA sailing education builds upon your skills and culminates in your ability to take on a bareboat charter or a day sail with complete confidence that you can sail a boat and keep your vessel and crew safe.  With the Inside Sailing series with Peter Isler, ASA is helping sailors build upon sailing certifications with the details that fill in the gaps in your sailing education with information about the sailing world that is not always covered in …

Rambler capsizes in Fastnet Race with ASA co-founder Peter Isler onboard

By: American Sailing Association, Safety, Sailboats, Weather

During last week’s Fastnet Race in the Irish Sea, the yacht Rambler, which Sailing World called “the most advanced, powerful monohull race boat in the world,” capsized after its keel broke off. On board was ASA co-founder Peter Isler, Rambler’s navigator. In our latest e-newsletter, we reported on Rambler’s record-breaking performance in the Transatlantic Race. Now, Peter Isler describes a very different experience in detail. According to his account, it was “a nice, nasty day on the Irish Sea,” with low visibility and the sea stacking up. He went on to describe how, though no one is quite sure why …