ASA Presents Webinars with Peter Isler

Photo courtesy of ASA SailingSocial distancing keeping you away from the boat? The ASA is here to help, announcing three webinars for improving your sailing without leaving home. They will be hosted by Emmy-winning sailing broadcaster and ASA co-founder Peter Isler.The webinars will cover topics such as weather, navigation and bareboat chartering. The first, covering sailing safety, will be Thursday, April 2. The second, titled “A Businessman’s Holiday” will be Saturday the 4th. And the final webinar, which is...

Salty Dawg Homeward Bound Flotilla

To make sure we make this accessible to all, we are not assigning a fee for participation. You will be supported by a large group of very experienced, volunteer sailors. However, we will have some expenses, and would appreciate donations. We normally would charge a fee of $150 per boat to cover these expenses. We encourage participants to contribute what you can to help us defray expenses. When you register please make a donation to the SDSA, a 501(c)(3)...

Get out and Sail: Virtually

Just because you’re stuck at home self-quarantining, that’s no reason you can’t still hone your skills or teach someone else you know about boathandling with the American Sailing Association’s online Sailing Challenge game.Created in cooperation with Nolan Bushnell, a longtime sailor and the founder of Atari, the ASA game includes everything from “Harbor Tour” competitions in which you try to navigate an inshore course as efficiently as possible to straight-up tests of your sailing knowledge. Multiple types of boats...

Time to Try Virtual Sailboat Racing?

Stuck at home self-quarantining? How about giving on-line sailboat racing a try? Begun in 2010 and now working in partnership with sailing’s international governing body, World Sailing, Virtual Regatta has long allowed fans to take an active part in everything from the Vendée Globe to the Volvo Ocean Race and America’s Cup. Satisfyingly realistic and offering pretty much everything you get with real sailboat racing (save mal de mer and salt spray) the game also offers a great way for...

How Risky is the ICW with Covid-19?

Being a cruising sailor, one is already practicing a kind of social distancing. But coastal cruisers, and those transiting the Intracoastal Waterway, in particular, still have to return to land for re-provisioning and things like water, fuel, and pump-outs. When you dock in a marina you become part of a cohort of potential viral sources as well as a potential viral vector for the cohort. When you next come to shore to a second marina you are now exposed to a...

Nominate a Sailing Hero

Candidates must be at least 55 years old (or in the case of passing before 55, 5 years posthumously), and have made a significant impact on sailing at a national level. While the majority of nominees are US Citizens, foreign nationals may be nominated if their work has contributed significantly to the development of the sport in the USA. Candidates may be Modern (living or deceased) or Historic (deceased 60 years or more at time of selection).