Cruising Easy

Sailing Made Even Easier!!!

By: Elearn, Sailing Tips

ASA students rave about  Sailing Made Easy. The official book of ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing is a must for any person interested in the lifestyle of sailing. Sailing Made Easy helps the new sailor discover the language of sailing while explaining the techniques and critical aspects of learning to skipper  a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions. To supplement the text, ASA has produced a series of video shorts that clearly demonstrate key concepts from the book. New and seasoned sailors …

Sailors and the Corona Virus

By: Sailing Tips

UPDATE: Get the latest recommendations from the CDC at https://www.cdc.gov/coronavirus/2019-ncov/prevent-getting-sick/index.html We don’t have to remind you that currently the hot topic in the news is the Corona Virus (COVID-19) but we could shed some light on how we think it affects the sailing community. After all, when we get on a boat and the breeze fills the main, we feel the tug of nature on the boat and our body;  it is hard to imagine that anything can harm us. Sailing often takes us into a state of euphoria. It’s a great feeling but is that accurate? Are we safe …

Why Do You Love Sailing?

By: Sailboats, Social Media

Our Facebook page is a spot for sailors to interact with each other and engage in conversation about the thing we love most. Sailing! So, we asked why you love sailing and the results all followed a similar theme. Take a look and share your thoughts with us on Social Media. An ASA instructor from LTD Sailing in Grenada explained her love of sailing in possibly the best way ever: “For me, sailing is more than just a past time, it’s a way of life.  It’s freedom, it’s adventure, it’s exploration and travel, it’s being more in tune with nature, …

5 Spots To Use Your ASA 101 Certification

By: daysail, Destinations, Sailing Tips

Not long ago I watched as a pair of newlyweds hired my 12-year-old to teach them how to sail. We were on vacation and my two boys had been zipping across the horizon for over an hour and as they sailed the Hobie Cat back onto the sand the newly married couple negotiated a chartered cruise right on the spot. My son, ever the opportunist, jumped aboard, handed them life vests and explained where the couple would sit. He then had his younger brother give them a gentle push off the shore. Just like that, the couple was on a …

How Much Sailboat Do I Need?

How Much Sailboat Do I Need?

By: Sailboats

Okay, you’ve checked out of 101, 103 & 104 and the sailing fever is still burning strong. You need to either check into a hospital or buy your first boat – you choose the latter. But what kind should you get? The magazines and websites have you drooling over boats that have tempted you with their sex appeal or indestructible capabilities and you are leaning in every direction.