The American Sailing Association has launched a new campaign designed to get more women on the water. The “Women Wake Up Zone” encourages more women to take the helm. The Manhattan Yacht Club is hosting the Lady Liberty Regatta, an all-female regatta on June 8 and 9, 2019. Manhattan Sailing School is the public teaching arm of Manhattan Yacht Club.
Women On The Water
The top women sailors are about to compete in a New York Harbor Regatta. The Manhattan Yacht Club, the largest and most active sailing club in the New York Harbor, will host The Lady Liberty Regatta, an all-women’s regatta on June 8 and 9, 2019. The Regatta will bring together sixty-five of the top amateur women sailors from across the US to compete in front of one of the world’s most famous icons, the Statue of Liberty. Continue reading →
On Sunday, October 24th, a new ASA local sailing club based in Atlanta, GA got underway with an event they called the “Fall Leaves Regatta.” Organized by club ambassador Cpt. Rob James, the event was a resounding success. Sixteen people got together for an afternoon of sailing and socializing on Lake Arrowhead, GA. Here is Cpt. James’ description:
We had 4 sailboats and one chase boat on the water for three hours. Some people had never sailed before and were guided by those that were ASA certified. We had homemade pumpkin bread, cookies and apple cider. Meanwhile, our club photographer took pictures with the fall colors as a background.
ASA sailing clubs like this one are launching across the country. They’re free to join and have no membership dues. Most importantly, they’re a great way to meet other ASA sailors and get out on the water. Most events are free or very low-cost. The Fall Leaves Regatta, for example, cost $15/person, and that included use of the boats and the food!
Even during the off-season, ASA sailing clubs will be active with social events, movie nights, and more.
To find out more about ASA clubs and how to join (or start one), click here.
To view an existing club page on Boat DOC and join the club community online, click here.
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