Webinars (April 2020)

ASA Webinars

Presented by Peter Isler


UPCOMING WEBINAR PREMIERES

Sponsored by North Sails

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Do you miss sailing and being on the water with friends?  Are you sheltering in place? Practicing Social Distancing?   These are extraordinary times and we are all doing our part during this Covid-19 pandemic.

As a springtime present and to help our landlocked sailing friends keep learning and enjoying their sport – The American Sailing Association is premiering a series of new webinars presented by 2x America’s Cup winner and best selling author, Peter Isler.   

Sailing Safety

A Personal Perspective

Thursday, April 2nd 20206pm PDT / 9pm EDT

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A Busman's Holiday

A Personal Perspective

Saturday, April 4th 20206pm PDT / 9pm EDT

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Cruising Easy

Sail Handling Tips from an expert

Tuesday, April 7th 20206pm PDT / 9pm EDT

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About The Webinars

These webinars are designed to help you grow as a sailor by providing a deep dive into important topics such as weather, navigation, and bareboat chartering. These are topics that provide an opportunity to learn something new, that you will be able to use in your everyday sailing to make your time on the water more safe and enjoyable.

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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.  Browse our growing library of webinars available for streaming and watch here for new live webinars. 

About The Webinars

These webinars are designed to help you grow as a sailor by providing a deep dive into important topics such as weather, navigation, and bareboat chartering. These are topics that provide an opportunity to learn something new, that you will be able to use in your everyday sailing to make your time on the water more safe and enjoyable.

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! 

Check out our growing library of recorded webinars that are available for streaming right now!

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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". 

  • Thursday, April 2nd 2020

    PREMIERE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

This 1-hour webinar is suitable for all levels of sailors wishing to gain a better understanding of becoming a safer sailor.

What we’ll cover in this webinar...

  • Sea Stories

    Peter shares some personal memories of dramatic events that changed his life and perspective on sailing safety.
    After, he will discuss the important “lessons” that he learned from those events.

  • Making Safety a Priority

    Peter talks about the importance of setting an “ethos” of safety on board your boat and provides tips you can use on your boat.

  • Safety Equipment

    Peter will review his perspective on some safety equipment including PFD’s and electronic aids for man overboard and emergency.”

  • 30 Day Access

    Register for the premiere and you will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days to replay and enjoy as you wish.

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ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.

A Busman's Holiday

A Mediterranean cruise around Ibiza with Peter Isler

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.

  • Saturday, April 4th 2020

    PREMIERE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

This 1-hour webinar is suitable for all levels of sailors - anyone who has ever dreamed of cruising with friends in a beautiful plave anywhere in the world. Even experienced charters will find Peter's unique perspective instructive and entertaining.

What we’ll cover in this webinar...

  • Planning the Trip

    Considerations including boat size, crew composition, scheduling and more.

  • Provisioning and Packing

    Important lessons learned on this fundamental aspect of keeping everyone happy.

  • Anchoring

    Lessons learned anchoring in popular harbors.

  • Life Afloat

    How to help the non sailors and sailors on your crew all enjoy their cruise to the maximum in a rather limited space.

  • 30 Day Access

    Register for the premier and you will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days to replay and enjoy as you wish.

REGISTER NOW
ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.
REGISTER NOW

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.  

  • Tuesday, April 7th 2020

    PREMIERE @ 6pm PDT / 9pm EDT

This 1-hour webinar is suitable for all levels of sailors who want to learn some helpful tips and techniques to make it easier to sail and operate a cruising keelboat.

What we’ll cover in this webinar...

  • Using the Wind

    Peter shares tips to use the wind to make sail handling infinitely easier.

  • Steering Better

    Tips and techniques to improve your steering including the use of multiple visual aids.

  • Winches and Line Handling

    Detailed video instruction of safe winch use and proper line handling including how to prepare sheets and halyards for action.

  • 30 Day Access

    Register for the premiere and you will have access to the webinar recording for 30 days to replay and enjoy as you wish.

REGISTER NOW
ASA Members pay only $19.95 (non-members pay $29.95)
Unable to attend LIVE? All registered users receive 30 days of access to an on demand replay of the webinar.
REGISTER NOW

On Demand Webinar Library

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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Coastal Navigation in
the Smartphone Era

Sponsored by iNavX - The #1 Marine Navigation App

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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Bareboat Chartering
Tips For Sailors

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.

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Marine Weather in
the 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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