Your Photo Could Be On the Cover of Our New Book!

By: American Sailing Association, Standards

In 2014, ASA will release Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, the latest in our line of cutting-edge sailing books. But before the book can be published, we need to find the perfect cover photo. We’re leaving no stone unturned in the search for the best photos depicting the bareboat cruising lifestyle, and we want our members & fans to be in on the fun! We have room for one outstanding photo on the front cover and several photos on the back cover. Do you have a fantastic charter photo that you’d like to see grace BCME? Then send it our way, and …

Enter our 30th Anniversary Photo Contest, win prizes!

By: Social Media

In the month of March, we’re celebrating our 30th anniversary by gathering great sailing photos from our members and fans! If you’ve got a great sailing photo from the last 30 years, we want to see it. Submissions are open through March 30th, and shortly thereafter we’ll begin selecting winners! Prizes will be awarded in the following categories: -Best Action Sailing Photo -Best Photo Depicting the ASA Logo -Best Sailing Lifestyle Photo If you’ve got a great sailing photo that doesn’t fit one of those categories, submit it anyway! You never know, we might make a special category just for …

Sailing Season 2011 Photo Contest Winners

By: American Sailing Association, Social Media

After a long hiatus from Facebook photo contests, we’ve returned with a vengeance! This time our theme was “Sailing Season 2011” — whatever or wherever that means to you! We had photos from all over the US and the Caribbean, showcasing everything from sails glowing white against vast blue skies to the Statue of Liberty in silhouette to parrot skippers (yes, you read that right). And we had A LOT of sunsets. In the end, we also had a clear winner, decided by a vote of our Facebook fans. FIRST PLACE This photo, submitted by Melissa Nicholson, was probably chosen …

July Photo of the Month: Sailing Dads

By: American Sailing Association, Members, Social Media

Father’s Day has come and gone, and this month in honor of those brave patriarchs who plough the seas, our photo contest on Facebook and Twitter had the theme “Sailing Dads.” We got at least three generations’ worth of entries: ranging from tattered old black and white shots from the 1940s to present day father/daughter sailing tandems. WINNER: As a matter of fact, it was one of those Father/Daughter combos that took home our top prize, publication in ASA’s Sailing With Style e-newsletter. Submitter Dennis McLeroy gave this description: “Megan and I, out of Ventura, CA.” Congratulations to you both! …

May Photo of the Month Winners: First Time Sailors & Skippers

By: American Sailing Association, Social Media

Your votes on Facebook and Twitter decided our Sailing Photo of the Month contest yet again. The theme was “First Time Sailors & Skippers,” and we got some great shots of folks learning to sail or taking charge of a vessel for the first time. We were especially happy to see how many of these pictures featured people who appeared to be having a great time during an ASA course from one of our many sailing schools. Here’s how it shook out in the end: FIRST PLACE: Tamara Weaver Knowles posted the winning entry, with the caption, “First Time Skipper …

Upcoming Photo Contest Theme

By: American Sailing Association, Members, Social Media

As you may be aware, each month we have a friendly competition on Facebook to determine the sailing photo of the month. To enter the competition, all you have to do is “like” our Facebook page and post your picture on our wall with a short description. You can also tweet it to us or even email it if you need to. These photo contests also have themes. In the past we’ve done, “Your Best Day on a Boat,” “Sailing Pets,” “Winter Sailing” and more. I’m very excited about this month’s theme, which is: First Time Sailors/Skippers We know there …

March Photo of the Month: Your Most Relaxing Day on a Boat

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

Well, I thought we had a barn burner last month, but this month’s Facebook sailing photo contest required an unprecedented “run-off vote” to determine a winner. The theme was “Your Most Relaxing Day on a Boat” and we had a huge crop of entries, most of which featured people taking semi-comatose siestas on the decks of their boats in all sorts of locations, both exotic and close to home. As the scheduled voting period ended, the race between the leaders was too close to call. It came down to a case of “Mother and Child” vs. “Man and his Best …

February Photo of the Month Winners

By: American Sailing Association, Members, Sailboats, Social Media, Weather

This month’s photo contest on Facebook was one of the most closely contested we’ve ever had. With 30 entries for the theme “Cold, Foul Weather, or Winter Sailing,” we had everything from folks breaking ice and sailing on Northern lakes to people sunning themselves in the Florida Keys. We even had a pair of wooden “gutter racers” and a shot of somebody’s hot tub (where they’ll be safely ensconced until spring). Click here to view the entire album. A huge thanks to everyone who contributed, and without further ado, we present the winners: FIRST PLACE Even though this photograph, simultaneously …