Below is an intro to sailing video from the ASA (American Sailing Association)
Would you like to swim with wild dolphins? Walk on deserted beaches? Snorkel on pristine coral reefs? Gaze up to the Milky Way on nights spent many miles from city lights? Or, perhaps grill a freshly caught Tuna or Mahi-Mahi on the deck of your sailboat? If any of this appeals to you, you're invited to join us in a sailing school. Come and learn the ways of the sea from one of our experts.
If you are looking for sailing information online then check out pages listed above: Learn to Sail, Navigation, & Anchoring. If you run into words or terms you don't understand go to the Glossary of some 500 nautical terms.
For hands-on sailing experience look here: Blue Water Sailing School
If you are ready to find out for yourself what it's like to sail a 35-50' boat, receive meaningful sailing lessons, and get a taste of the sea then check out an excellent resource: Blue Water Sailing School. All sailing lessons lead to ASA certification and are taught by experienced instructors who are licensed by the U.S. Coast Guard (Captain's license).
School of Sailing Contents
|Home||Learn to Sail||Navigation||Anchoring||Food & Drink||ASA Sailing Standards|
|Blog||Sailing Schools||Latitude & Longitude||Anchors & How They Work||Downloads||ASA 101 (Basic Keelboat)|
|About Us||Terminology||True & Magnetic||Anchoring Styles & Mooring||Ship's Store||ASA 103 (Basic Cruising)|
|Contact Us||Glossary||Aids to Navigation||Choosing an Anchorage||Enjoyable Links||ASA 104 (Bareboat Charter)|
|Points of Sail||Avoiding Collisions||Site Map||ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran)|
|Basic Sail Trim||Navigation Lights||Links||ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation)|
|Tacking & Jibing||Unlocking the Chart||ASA 106 (Advanced Cruising)|
|Crew Overboard||Speed, Time, & Distance|
|True & Apparent Wind||Plotting Positions & Courses|
|Weather Helm & Lee Helm||Currents|