Sailing in San Francisco with Spinnaker Sailing

By: Destinations, Schools

Spend any time in San Francisco and you’ll be hard-pressed to ignore the Bay. While the sourdough bread bowls and cable cars get a lot of press along with the world-class dining and Golden Gate bridge; the sailing in the Bay is what should attract you to this Northern California city. Be careful not to leave your heart here and always save time for some on-land diversions. We asked the sailors at Spinnaker Sailing-San Francisco about their love affair with the city and they were more than eager to tell us why you should be choosing San Francisco as a …

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. …

Saturday by the Bay – America’s Cup 2013

By: American Sailing Association

TWO 19TH CENTURY MARITIME TRADITIONS COME TOGETHER FOR ONE AFTERNOON Literarily speaking, aquatic travel for recreation began in 1857 with Henry David Thoreau’s Canoeing in Wilderness. Common sense dictates that he was hardly the first to cast off with no grander purpose in mind, but the pastime was undoubtedly new—a primitive luxury afforded by the vast, sparsely populated American landscape. Sailing strictly for sport, by contrast, was some two centuries old by the publishing of Thoreau’s piece. The Dutch began racing their yaghtschip early in the seventeenth century, and initiated what could be coined the inception of international maritime competition …