7 Great Sailing Reads

By: Books

The sailing season has slowed down for quite a few of us but that doesn’t mean you have to stop thinking about being out on the water. Take a look at these ideas for your sailing bookshelf.  If you can’t be out there you might as well read about it. 

Last Minute Gifts For Sailors

Last Minute Gifts For Sailors

By: Store

With Christmas only a few days away there’s always some last minute gift buying that needs to be done! If one of those people on your last minute list is a sailor then ASA has got you covered. Below are 3 quick and easy gift ideas that will be delivered instantly – no gift wrapping required!

ASA’s sailing books are for everyone

By: American Sailing Association

There are many sailing books on the market, but if you read them all you’d never have time to actually, you know, go sailing. This blog will give you the 411 on the books ASA offers so you can decide if they’re right for you. (Spoiler: If you want to go sailing for fun, they are.) First, a little history. The grandfather of sailing textbooks is Nathaniel Bowditch’s massive 1802 doorstop The American Practical Navigator, whose comprehensive chapters cover not only piloting, dead reckoning, and seamanship, but also such obscure topics as “Geodesy and Datums in Navigation,” “Hydrography,” and “Ice …

Get carried away with sailing books

By: Equipment

Mark Twain once said: “The man who does not read books has no advantage over the man who cannot read them.” And so it goes for sailors. In addition to hands-on training and practice, one of the best ways to prepare yourself for life on the water is to read and study great sailing books. So, as an alternative to the rest of the summer reading lists out there, we’ve compiled this one for sailors. A great place for any aspiring sailor to start is with ASA’s top-of-the-line textbooks, which are expertly written, laid-out, and illustrated with world class photography …