Pick up some new cruising skills—without having to leave your house! The American Sailing Association has launched a new webinar series that aim to help students grow as a sailor by providing a deep dive into important topics. The first session, Marine Weather in the Smartphone Era, will be held on June 11, 2019, at 6pm PDT/ 9pm EDT. This live session will be moderated by America’s Cup winner and author Peter Isler. Topics covered will include marine weather basics, apps and online sources for weather, understanding and staying current with the weather during your sail.
On June 18, the webinar topic is Coastal Navigation in the Smartphone Era which will include coastal piloting and navigation 101, preparing for your sail with paper charts and apps, and using apps and other navigation tools to stay safe underway.
June 25th’s webinar topic is Bareboat Chartering Tips for Sailors, and will feature special guest, Cruising World editor Mark Pillsbury. Topics will include how to choose a destination, a charter company and the boat, as well as packing and provisioning for the adventure.
Each session is $19.95 for ASA members ($29.95 for non-members) and sailors of all skill levels are welcome. For more information and to register, visit the website.