Peter Isler’s Web Wednesdays

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Peter Isler's Web Wednesdays

brought to you by the American Sailing Association.

Upcoming LIVE Episodes

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Peter Isler's Web Wednesdays

brought to you by the American Sailing Association.

Upcoming LIVE Episodes

Hoping to reach sailors landlocked on their couches, Peter Isler is releasing a new series of conversations called Web Wednesdays. These are live webinars focused on a variety of sailing topics with Peter sharing his knowledge and inviting sailing celebrities to join him. An interactive Q&A session will give viewers a chance to submit questions to Peter and his guests.

LIVE
EPISODE 04 - May 6th, 2020 @ 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

You’re Never Losing When You’re A Cruising Couple On A Catamaran

Lessons learned from a couple that did what many of us dream of - quit the day job and head off for paradise on a sailboat.

In this episode, Charlie and Lizz will share their experiences and the lessons learned having cruised two different catamarans on two continents over several years. If you have ever thought about checking out and sailing away for “a year and a day”, join Peter Isler for this fascinating episode that just might give you the push to take that next step. Charlie and Lizz have a fun, down home manner and love passing on the invaluable experience and lessons from their adventures in the Caribbean and the Med on catamarans.
LIVE
EPISODE 05 - May 13th, 2020 @ 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

Sharon Green

In Pursuit of the Ultimate Sailing Photo
UltimateSailing.com

Join Peter Isler as we learn about Sharon’s incredible life pursuing the perfect sailing shot from one of the most respected sailing photographers. This episode is bound to be loaded with some epic sailing pictures and the stories behind them.

LIVE
EPISODE 06 - May 20th, 2020 @ 5pm PDT/8pm EDT

A Night at the Museum

Backstage at the Herreshoff Marine Museum
Herreshoff.org

Web Wednesdays heads to Bristol, Rhode Island for episode six – to the famed Herreshoff Marine Museum. Located on the waterfront site where the Herreshoff family legacy was born, the museum sits on hallowed ground where the Herreshoff Marine Manufacturing company made such a significant mark in American maritime history. From America's Cup defenders to the wide variety of innovative boats designed and built by the Herreshoff family, the museum holds many secrets. Join us as we go backstage at one of the great maritime museums of the world.

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Previous Episodes Available On-Demand

EPISODE 06
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A Night at the Museum

Backstage at the Herreshoff Marine Museum
Herreshoff.org

Web Wednesdays heads to Bristol, Rhode Island for episode six – to the famed Herreshoff Marine Museum. From America's Cup defenders to the wide variety of innovative boats designed and built by the Herreshoff family, the museum holds many secrets. Join us as we go backstage at one of the great maritime museums of the world.

EPISODE 05
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Sharon Green

In Pursuit of the Ultimate Sailing Photo
UltimateSailing.com

Join Peter Isler as we learn about Sharon’s incredible life pursuing the perfect sailing shot from one of the most respected sailing photographers. This episode is bound to be loaded with some epic sailing pictures and the stories behind them.


EPISODE 04
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

You’re Never Losing When You’re A Cruising Couple On A Catamaran

Lessons learned from a couple that did what many of us dream of - quit the day job and head off for paradise on a sailboat.

In this episode, Charlie and Lizz will share their experiences and the lessons learned having cruised two different catamarans on two continents over several years.

EPISODE 03
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Skip Novak

A conversation with a modern-day sailing legend

From ocean racing to extreme high latitude sailing expeditions, Skip Novak has covered more sea miles than almost any sailor on the planet. In this fascinating one-hour episode - Skip will reminisce - from growing up in the Midwest - to becoming one of the most respected experts in high latitude expeditions.

EPISODE 02
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Sailing Software the Pros Use

Expedition Navigation and Sailing Software

Peter Isler hosts an entertaining presentation showing off the features and tools that have made Expedition software ubiquitous on the cutting edge boats in America’s Cup and in the world of Grand Prix racing.


EPISODE 01
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Marine Weather

Morning Preparation For A Day Sail

In this episode, Peter & his guest host Chris Bedford will share his philosophy of studying the weather and the process of deciphering the day’s sailing breeze.



EPISODE 04
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

You’re Never Losing When You’re A Cruising Couple On A Catamaran

Lessons learned from a couple that did what many of us dream of - quit the day job and head off for paradise on a sailboat.

In this episode, Charlie and Lizz will share their experiences and the lessons learned having cruised two different catamarans on two continents over several years. If you have ever thought about checking out and sailing away for “a year and a day”, join Peter Isler for this fascinating episode that just might give you the push to take that next step.

EPISODE 03
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Skip Novak

A conversation with a modern-day sailing legend

From ocean racing to extreme high latitude sailing expeditions, Skip Novak has covered more sea miles than almost any sailor on the planet. In this fascinating one-hour episode - Skip will reminisce - from growing up in the Midwest - to becoming one of the most respected experts in high latitude expeditions.



EPISODE 02
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Sailing Software the Pros Use

Expedition Navigation and Sailing Software


Peter Isler hosts an entertaining presentation showing off the features and tools that have made Expedition software ubiquitous on the cutting edge boats in America’s Cup and in the world of Grand Prix racing.



EPISODE 01
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Marine Weather

Morning Preparation For A Day Sail

In this episode, Peter & his guest host Chris Bedford will share his philosophy of studying the weather and the process of deciphering the day’s sailing breeze.




EPISODE 04
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

You’re Never Losing When You’re A Cruising Couple On A Catamaran

Lessons learned from a couple that did what many of us dream of - quit the day job and head off for paradise on a sailboat.

In this episode, Charlie and Lizz will share their experiences and the lessons learned having cruised two different catamarans on two continents over several years. If you have ever thought about checking out and sailing away for “a year and a day”, join Peter Isler for this fascinating episode that just might give you the push to take that next step.

EPISODE 03
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Skip Novak

A conversation with a modern-day sailing legend

From ocean racing to extreme high latitude sailing expeditions, Skip Novak has covered more sea miles than almost any sailor on the planet. In this fascinating one-hour episode - Skip will reminisce - from growing up in the Midwest - to becoming one of the most respected experts in high latitude expeditions.

EPISODE 02
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Sailing Software the Pros Use

Expedition Navigation and Sailing Software

Peter Isler hosts an entertaining presentation showing off the features and tools that have made Expedition software ubiquitous on the cutting edge boats in America’s Cup and in the world of Grand Prix racing.

EPISODE 01
WATCH NOW ON-DEMAND

Marine Weather

Morning Preparation For A Day Sail

In this episode, Peter & his guest host Chris Bedford will share his philosophy of studying the weather and the process of deciphering the day’s sailing breeze.

What To Expect

In this series of home-produced webinars made necessary by the Covid-19 crisis, Isler will explore a variety of topics around the world of sailing. In some episodes, special guests will be brought on board to help illuminate the subject. “We can’t go sailing on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future," says Isler, "but thanks to the support from the ASA, I’m going to do my best to bring fun and interesting aspects of the sport we all love, and some of its most colorful personalities, into your personal safe space in my new Web Wednesday programs.”

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About Peter Isler

Emmy award winning sailing broadcaster and ASA co-founder, Peter Isler  is the primary host of ASA's new series of webinars on a wide variety of sailing subjects both informative and entertaining. A best selling author and chairman of ASA's educational committee, Peter loves sharing his vast knowledge about the sport of sailing in these webinars.

Upcoming Live Webinars

We invite you to join us on Tuesday evenings throughout the month of February to learn something new!

Tuesday, 4th February 2020LIVE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

Tuesday, 11th February 2020LIVE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

Tuesday, 4th February 2020LIVE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

Don't see something that suits you? Check our list of archives for previously recorded seminars! 

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About Peter Isler

Emmy award winning sailing broadcaster and ASA co-founder, Peter Isler  is the primary host of ASA's new series of webinars on a wide variety of sailing subjects both informative and entertaining. A best selling author and chairman of ASA's educational committee, Peter loves sharing his vast knowledge about the sport of sailing in these webinars.

What To Expect

In this series of home-produced webinars made necessary by the Covid-19 crisis, Isler will explore a variety of topics around the world of sailing. In some episodes, special guests will be brought on board to help illuminate the subject. “We can’t go sailing on Wednesday nights for the foreseeable future," says Isler, "but thanks to the support from the ASA, I’m going to do my best to bring fun and interesting aspects of the sport we all love, and some of its most colorful personalities, into your personal safe space in my new Web Wednesday programs.”

Upcoming Live Webinars

We invite you to join us on Tuesday evenings throughout the month of February to learn something new!

Tuesday, 4th February 2020LIVE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

Tuesday, 11th February 2020LIVE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

Tuesday, 4th February 2020LIVE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

Don't see something that suits you? Check our list of archives for previously recorded seminars! 

2020 Spring Webinar Bundle

 

Now you can access our entire 7-part Spring Webinar Bundle at a huge discount. We are releasing full-access to Peter Isler’s engaging and insightful videos in an on-demand bundle you can watch on your schedule.

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  • Sailing Safety: A Personal Perspective
  • Cruising Easy: Sail Handling Tips from an Expert
  • A Busman’s Holiday: A Mediterranean Cruise Around Ibiza
  • Bareboat Chartering Tips
  • Coastal Navigation In A Smartphone Era
  • Marine Weather 101
  • Marine Weather In A Smartphone Era

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Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

World renowned sailor and safety at sea educator: Peter Isler takes a personal look at the subject of safety at sea. Isler shares some harrowing sea stories and lessons he learned from those experiences.  He also covers some important safety related topics - some of which you would find in a formal safety at sea course and some of which he has gleaned from a lifetime of "messing around in boats".

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Cruising Easy

Sail Handling Tips from an Expert

World renowned sailor Peter Isler shares his expertise in making sailing and sail handling easier by using the wind's force to help do the work.  Peter discusses the "hard way" and the "easy way" to do things like trimming in a large genoa in strong winds or preparing a halyard for easing.  Employing a combination of common sense and skills learned through years of sailing Isler shares many tips including videos shot on a 50 foot charter sailboat and on a 135 foot J Class Yacht.

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A Busman's Holiday

A Mediterranean cruise around Ibiza

World renowned sailor Peter Isler shares his experiences and lessons learned chartering a 50 foot sloop in Ibiza, Spain.  Isler has hundreds of thousands of miles under his keel - but almost all aboard racing boats,  this week long cruise in the beautiful Balearic Islands provided Isler a different perspective in sailing fun - which he shares in this webinar.  Peter shares the many lessons he learned during the cruise - important points for any sailor looking to expand their horizons.

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Bareboat Chartering Tips

Sponsored by Cruising World

Planning your first Sailing charter vacation can be as easy as asking; Where do you want to sail? Who is going to sail with you? However, once you get past the obvious planning logistics the not so obvious questions arise. In this webinar, ASA Founder and Executive Director, Lenny Shabes answers the questions you need answered and the questions you did not know to ask.

Five Reasons

Why You Should Take an ASA Webinar

  • Knowledge creates confidence, and confident sailors are safe sailors.

  • These webinars contain valuable sailing skills you can’t find anywhere else.

  • ASA members in good standing save 33% on these webinars.

  • ASA Webinars are taught by Peter Isler, a two-time America’s Cup winner.

  • Right now is a perfect time to get ready for sailing season!

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Coastal Navigation in a Smartphone Era

Sponsored by SailFlow - Weather Where You Sail

A review of the fundamental skills involved in coastal navigation which are an important foundation for any sailor. Plus, an in depth look at the apps and computer navigational tools that every sailor can use to stay on course and be safe

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Marine Weather 101

Sponsored by SailFlow - Weather Where You Sail

Need a refresher on your basic weather knowledge? Before you open your favorite weather app to get tomorrows forecast, it pays to understand the big picture of marine weather. Expert sailor and meteorologist Peter Isler presents this webinar covering Marine Weather 101, diving into Highs and Lows, seabreezes and land breezes, basic atmospheric dynamics and much more - all invaluable topics for any sailor to understand.

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Marine Weather in
a Smartphone Era

Sponsored by SailFlow - Weather Where You Sail

The times have changed and an incredible amount of weather information is available on your smartphone. Expert sailor and meteorologist Peter Isler looks at the type of information that is available on apps that is invaluable when planning your sail - and when underway. It is recommended that you watch the Marine Weather 101 webinar before you this one.

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