Alternative Energy in the Sailing World

By: American Sailing Association, Sailboats

Guest post from Sailors for the Sea. By:Hilary Wiech, Communications Manager and Annie Brett, Program Director Renewable energy is a hot and sometimes controversial topic on land, but within the sailing world wind generators can sometimes be seen as old news. It may seem silly to talk about renewable energy in the sailing world – aren’t sailboats powered by the wind after all? But look a little more closely, and for each sailboat on the water, there are a slew of energy consuming generators, outboards and batteries making sure we can get from point A to B. With climate change …

World Water Day and Green Sailing

By: American Sailing Association

Sail power is one of the oldest forms of transportation in existence, and it has lasted for a reason: It’s as green as it gets. Sailing more, and motoring only when necessary, is not only fun and a mark of good seamanship, but also a smart environmental decision. Today is World Water Day, a “holiday” of sorts designated by the UN General Assembly in 1992. The purpose the day is to raise awareness about projects going on around the world having to do with clean water and other related issues. Check out their map of the world and you can …