American Sailing in 2021: The Year in Review

By: American Sailing Association

2021 came and went and we have had quite the year. At the American Sailing Association, 2021 was a banner year where we worked through the barriers and obstacles of a pandemic.  Our schools and affiliates found a new way to do business and relied on the sailing lifestyle to drive the narrative of their year.   Sailing is stronger than ever and this past year we have certified more sailors than in any previous year in our almost 40 years of educating new sailors.   Looking back on 2021 this is how the American Sailing Association continued to be the world …

American Sailing Association in 2019: The Year in Review

By: American Sailing Association

Our commitment is to be a voice for the sailing community and a role player in the global arena when it comes to environmental stewardship and awareness.  At the American Sailing Association the goal was and is to share the love of sailing with as many people as possible while being a steward for the lifestyle in our community.  2019 saw the implementation of an ASA directive to increase participation by women. Our goal is to increase the number of women taking our courses to be equal to the number of men enrolled. 2019 brought upon growing Environmental Stewardship at …

2010: The Year in American Sailing

By: American Sailing Association, Flotillas, Members, Safety, Sailboats, Social Media

2010 has been a year of drama on the high seas, and one of change and excitement for ASA. Here’s a rundown of some of the big news from the past year: TOP SAILING STORY OF THE YEAR: Abby Sunderland Nothing else in the maritime world even came close to equaling the notoriety (and controversy) of this 16-year-old Californian sailor’s odyssey. Sunderland departed from ASA’s home port of Marina Del Rey, CA in January, attempting to become the youngest solo circumnavigator ever (a record previously held by her older brother Zac). She successfully rounded Cape Horn, but on June 10, …