Tips From 106: Handling An Emergency

By: Books, Cruising Tips, Sailing Tips

Thes tips are excerpts from ASA Advanced Cruising & Seamanship book.  The textbook is the official manual for ASA 106 Advanced Cruising.  The textbook was produced as a collaboration between the American Sailing Association and North U.  A central facet of risk management is prevention. As the old navy expression states so well, “The price of safety is eternal vigilance.” Our own actions prevent dangers from becoming disasters. By keeping concerns over safety foremost in our minds, most emergencies can be averted. While this may not match the romantic vision of cruising, it is a stark reality. The following shipboard …

Danger Areas on a Boat

By: Safety

When you take ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing, your instructor will reinforce many safety lessons in the curriculum. You will become so well versed in safety terminology that your ability to sail safely and confidently will be rooted in the basic mechanics of being aware while on a sailboat and underway. However, there are a few things that you should never forget and share with those who go sailing with you.  These are the dangerous areas on a sailboat that all experienced sailors quickly point out. It is important to understand where these areas are and to understand how to …

Cooking in the Galley: Beyond Gruel

By: Books, Cruising Tips

Beyond Gruel is author and sailor, Bob Witty’s first book. He describes his love of cooking and sailing and how he could not eat bad food while out on the water. The book centers around the idea of less is more, understanding that the less that is required to achieve the more you want, communicated through sailing and food.  “I grew up in South Florida and sailed an 11 foot Snark sailboat on a lake in the back of my home. I had wanted to take sailing lessons for years; unfortunately, family, work, and other priorities always got in the …