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Ditch The Stick!

At The Sailing Academy, you will start out on a yacht with wheel steering. There are two ways to steer a sailboat, with a wheel or a tiller (a long stick attached to the rudder). All modern cruising sailboats have wheel steering, that’s why we start all our beginning students on boats with wheels. We…

Bahamas Flotilla 2016

January 2016 About 25 of us from the DC area sailed together in the Abacos for a beautiful week aboard 4 yachts, two catamarans, and two mono-hulls. Great wind for sailing, fantastic snorkeling and plenty of beach time. This week was timed (almost) perfectly. I say “almost” because we missed the snow storm that hit…

Teaching At the El Salvador Sailing Federation

Bringing Hope Through Sailing February 2016 Second thoughts flashed through our minds as our van traveled down a very bumpy mountainous road to our sailing destination. The foliage was so thick it was hard to see the path through. Eduardo, our skilled driver, navigated the switchbacks like a pro as the van lurches back and…