Clipper Round The World Race

From ASA 101 to Unforgettable Adventures Crossing Oceans

By: Sailing Fun

ASA Certified Sailor Scott Elles is Living Life There are some truly amazing circle-the-globe races out there. There’s the Volvo Ocean Race, the Vendee Globe, the Barcelona (doublehanded) World Race and the upcoming Golden Globe Race that will recreate the first solo unassisted round the world contest that happened in 1968, to name a few. But let’s face it, most of us are not going to be surfing down a building-sized wave doing 29-knots in a Volvo 65 or negotiating icebergs while blasting through the Southern Ocean in an Open 60 any time soon, so we watch and live vicariously …

Upcoming ASA events at the America’s Cup

By: Schools

The America’s Cup, one of the world’s greatest sporting spectacles, and the biggest event in competitive sailing, is underway right now in San Francisco! Check the schedule below to see the upcoming events ASA has going on, and watch this space for updates! (Are you an ASA school hosting a Bay Area America’s Cup event? Contact us to get it on the schedule.) To get more information and join any of the events listed below, click here. America’s Cup/ Louis Vuitton Cup Spectator Cruise Dates: Louis Vuitton Finals Sunday August 18, 2013 11:30 am – 3:30 pm $145 per ticket. …

Anatomy of a Rescue: How ASA Sailors Saved Lives in the Open Ocean

By: Safety

On May 16th in the Bay of Florida, 80 miles out of Key West and the finish line of the 2013 Bone Island Regatta, Captain Roy Rogers saw something unusual – a boat on the horizon drifting with its sails down. A few other vessels could be seen in the distance, but this one stood aimlessly alone, a strange sight in the middle of a racecourse. Up in the cockpit, with the sound of the wind and the boat’s stereo playing, it was difficult to know what to make of it, but below in the cabin was a different story: …

Video Highlights from the America’s Cup World Series San Diego

By: American Sailing Association, Sailboats

Whether you love racing, or prefer the relaxed lifestyle of the cruiser, there’s no denying the excitement and glamor that accompanies sailing’s biggest competition, the America’s Cup. The actual cup finals will take place in San Francisco in 2013, but this is preceded by several match racing events around the world. Following events earlier this year in Cascais, Portugal and Plymouth, UK, this past week San Diego, CA played host to the spectacular AC45 “super-catamarans.” ASA was represented in San Diego by founder Lenny Shabes, President Cindy Shabes, and former America’s Cup winner, ASA Board Member, and sailing commentator Peter …

America’s Cup Live Coverage, Sailing News, and Your Moment of Zen

By: American Sailing Association, Sailboats, Social Media

September is here and while it’s still high summer at ASA’s headquarters in Marina del Rey, CA, in many places the sailing season is winding down. But that doesn’t mean the good times have to come to an end–and you don’t have to stop living the sailing lifestyle. Here are some cool items to keep you in tune with the world of sailing. For those who have an interest in the intense, fast, and wild world of America’s Cup racing, it’s easier than ever to keep track of the AC34 World Series. Racing action from Plymouth, England from Sept. 10-18 …