Articles on How to Sail
Sailors share their very best sailing secrets and tips.
The ASA is "the leading authority on
sailing instruction and sailing schools in the United States," providing
certification in basic keel boat sailing (ASA 101 and 103) typically required
to charter a sailboat.
The "National Governing Body for the sport of sailing, US SAILING's
mission is to provide leadership for the sport of sailing in the United States
... through a wide range of programs and events."
States Power Squadron
Don't let the name fool you -- the USPS has lots of courses and resources for
States Coast Guard National Maritime Center
Information and resources on providing USCG credentials to mariners.
The ISAF has developed a system of rules and measurement that are used
world-wide in all sailing events.
States Coast Guard Auxiliary
Supports a mission of recreational boating safety with training, safe boating
classes, vessel safety checks, and useful publications.
International Sailing Association
The CISA supports amateur sailors by
providing travel grants for regional, national and international competition
and funds local sailing programs and racing clinics.
Mammal Sightings Database
Maintained by the Channel Islands National Marine Sanctuary, you can
record your sighting in the database, and search what others have spotted in specific
latitudes and longitudes.
Non-profit organization on behalf of marine mammal protection,
encouraging sailors to post whale sightings -- particularly orcas -- noting
date, time, GPS coordinates, direction of travel, etc.
More than 30 different types of whales, dolphins, seals, sea lions, and
porpoise inhabit the Santa Barbara Channel at various times throughout the
year. Here's a schedule of best times of the year to catch certain marine
mammals, courtesy of Condor Express in Santa Barbara.
"Boat Owners Association of The United States has worked to provide
savings, service and representation to the boating community since 1966,"
affiliated with the Boat
US Foundation for Boating Safety and Clean Water.
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