Volume 38, Issue 03
March 2021
Hello ASA Friends and Family, 

Spring is in the air and the sailing season is right around the corner for many of our schools. This sailing season will be one of our best ever as people return to the water and have a new- found appreciation for the freedom of the outdoors. National Women’s History Month is traditionally in March so this year we made it ASA Women Instructors Month and we highlighted some of our women instructors. ASA is home to so many talented individuals who have shared their passion for sailing with over half a million sailing students since ASA’s inception. Do you know of a sailing instructor that we should feature? Let us know.

It’s time to go sailing.
Cindy Shabes, ASA President
Sailing Gear by and for Women
Sømand was founded by Bay Area sailors Noelle Brewin and Laura Levy, who set out to challenge the perception of what a sailor should look like and create apparel that empowers women to feel confident, be comfortable, and perform their best while sailing.
ASA Featured School
Narragansett Sailing School, Rhode Island
We suggest you only need to know five things to make a sailboat go. We can teach you those five things in an hour, and by the afternoon you are sailing the boat around the harbor knowing what you are doing. This doesn’t mean you know how to make it stop, or what the buoys mean, or which way you need to pass another boat… Those are the things we teach on day two and three of ASA 101.
How I Fell In Love With Sailing
We had no boats growing up. My Dad “thrilled” me by taking us to the beach for surf casting….throw some bait in the surf, sit back…drink a Falstaff or two. That was my “nautical” background. 
Product Review: Gill Marine Coastal Jacket
The Men’s Coastal Jacket from Gill Marine is ideal for day cruises and inshore cruising. I tested an extra-large jacket that fit my 6-foot frame well. I also had a female sailor wear it and test for warmth; she didn’t want to give it back.
You can find more online resources to improve your sailing skills & knowledge on our Sailors Resources page.