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 …

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes Winners

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes Winners

The Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes raised over $25,000 that will help provide books and literacy resources to children in the Eastern Caribbean. A big thank-you to everyone who made a donation! Continue reading to find out who won…

Online Sailing Course

Beneteau ASA First 22

The ASA First 22 by Beneteau This fun, appealing, modern and easy boat has been designed to entice aspiring new sailors to discover the world of sailing. The ASA First 22 is a product of the collaboration between Beneteau’s design team and the input of ASA’s schools and instructors. Specifications Length Over All 6,40 m – 21′ Hull Length 6,25 m – 20’6″ Hull Beam 2,48 m – 8’2″ Light displacement 1 238 kg – 2,729 lbs CE Certification C5 / D5 The boat features include a very large extended cockpit that easily fits four students and an instructor. The …

September’s Photo of the Month

This month’s theme was “Lessons in Action.” We received all sorts of photos, from textbook man overboard drills to non-textbook lessons “from the school of hard knocks.” Greg Rogers of Leo Robbins Sailing Center in Ventura, CA, submitted one of the most important lessons of all in this great sequence–and the Facebook fans “liked” it best! “Level 2 Small Boat sailing “capsize and recovery” lesson at Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center in Ventura, CA. Photo by Satish Putta.” These two shots were the tied runners-up: Left: New Yorkers in the Caribbean preparing for a night sail as part of their …