Interactive Media Classes (Online Learning)

It’s no secret that the COVID-19 crisis has changed all of our lives forever and the sailing world is no different. From closed marinas to social distancing on sailboats, ASA has begun to re-examine what the new normal will look like once we are all allowed to go back to our daily routines. One thing that ASA did learn is that there is a need for online courses in the form of interactive online instruction. While study at home courses were already being utilized by some sailing schools the need for a bonafide online course alternative has been realized and …

Who Do You Sail With?

ASA school Spinnaker Sailing in San Francisco shared this photo of Romain and Lucio taking ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing as a father and son team.  All you need is this photo to explain what sailing is all about. Meanwhile, take a look at some of these and hopefully, they will inspire you to share your love of sailing with others. This photo is all about handing over the helm to your children at a young age. They grow up and soon they will take you on sailing adventures around the world. This what they grow up and become. By …

Online Sailing Course

Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

It’s Just the Beginning Do you remember the first time you were on a sailboat? What captured your interest –  was it the wind in the sails, the sound of the water or the feeling of the tiller in your hand?   What captured your imagination?  The idea of daysails with your friends, visiting faraway shores or escaping your life and seeing the world from your sailboat? Sailing means different things to different people. At ASA we understand that learning to sail is just the beginning of a relationship with a lifestyle that is infectious. Where will sailing take you? We …

Snapshot of a Sailor: Kelsey Durham

The Future of Sailing Kelsey Durham was racing in Bermuda when the Commodore of the Manhattan Yacht Club noticed his ability on the water. In other words, Kelsey won a few races and soon Michael Fortenbaugh realized having Kelsey aboard Arabella, the flagship of the Manhattan Yacht Club, was a good idea. Take a look at a story on Kelsey Durham racing in Bermuda

Arabella Grand Tour Sailing Vacation

ASA Grand Tour

The past voyages from New York to Bermuda and Bermuda to the BVI were a resounding success! Everyone onboard said that it was the best trip ever! Voyages like this are hard to come by – don’t miss out, book your cabin today!   ASA Grand Tour of New England Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cuttyhunk and more. . . ASA Grand Tour of New England Newport, Nantucket, Martha’s Vineyard, Cuttyhunk and more See Other Voyages BOOK NOW See Upcoming Voyages → Photo GalleryItineraryStateroomsActivitiesNewport, RI Contact Us The American Sailing Association has chartered the yacht Arabella and invites you to join …

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How Much Does It Cost to Learn to Sail?

Frankly, there is no way to value the cost of sailing lessons, instead, the best way to consider what you want from a sailing school and how much you will pay is to consider just how much you will get from the school you plan on attending. The needs of the experienced sailor who owns his or her own boat are far different than the beginner who will need far more instruction. While price is a factor, what comes in the package is more important. For example, if you consider the time spent on the water versus the time spent …

Arabella 12 Metre World Championship

Watch the International 12 Metre World Championship from the Megayacht Arabella

Pull up a chair and take the best seat in the house aboard the luxurious 157-foot three-masted schooner Arabella for a cruise from New York Harbor to attend the International 12 Metre World Championship being held off Newport Rhode Island from July 8th -13th. That’s right! ASA and the Arabella crew are teaming up again to offer you the best view on the racecourse for the 12 Meter Worlds in Newport.   This trip includes a night in New York Harbor, then a sail up the East River past the Statue of Liberty and the Brooklyn Bridge through the infamous …

Central Park Sailboats

Learning To Sail in New York City My boat was on a beam reach when a gust came over the water and nearly capsized my vessel. With that small diversion, the 13-year-old I was racing overtook me and made his way toward the finish line. On this course, sailing one of the most pristine bodies of water on the eastern seaboard, my reign as an undefeated captain came to an end. On this day a small mistake cost me the win and I would have to pay the victor with a hot dog and some soft serve from the vendor …