April Photo of the Month: Spring Launch

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

It is a tradition that, like the changing of the seasons and the imminent filing of tax returns, is an inevitable part of the circle of life. I’m talking, of course, about our monthly Sailing Photo Contest on ASA social media. The best amateur sailing snapshots coming pouring in to our Facebook page from around the world and our online community elects one among them to stand above all the others. I receive entries and votes via Twitter, email, and I wouldn’t be surprised if one of these days I get a telegraph. Votes come in from all of these …

January Photo of the Month: Holiday Edition

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

Christmas only comes once a year, but our monthly Facebook photo contest is always right around the corner. This time our theme (as chosen by you) was “Holidays on a Boat.” From the many great submissions via Facebook, Twitter and email, one was voted the best by the discerning ASA readership. (You can view the full album of entries here.) WINNER: This is the boat that just can’t seem to STOP winning things. This was SailTime Channel Islands’ WINNING entry in the Parade of Lights – Over 30′ sailboat in the commercial division. Not to mention they’ve won 3 years …

December Photo of the Month: “Animals Onboard”

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

In our search for the December Photo of the Month (theme: “Animals Onboard”) we encountered hitch-hiking egrets and feral minks, stuffed bilge rats, and some unlucky fish who found themselves above water. More than anything, we learned that the world has a lot of sailing dogs. (Seadogs?) One photo emerged as the favorite of our Facebook fans. This eager pair is waiting for Mom & Dad to come home from shopping (and wearing their life jackets) in Salt Springs, B.C. Congratulations to Mary Jayne Stevens, who submitted this photo, which will be published in the December ASA E-Newsletter! Runner-up went …

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 …