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Sailing Story: Rocky Seelbach and Dana Hallin

High school brought Rocky and Dana together when they were young. However, sailing became a major factor in bringing them back together 44 years later.    “We went on a hike and he pointed down to Lake Pend Oreille Lake,” Dana said about their first time meeting up in Idaho after all those years.   …

Thanksgiving at Sea

The Basics The boat: Vayu, a 50’ FP Helia  Crew: Captain Trevon (instructor)   ASA Students: Dodi, John, Christian, Thibaud Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic KeelBoat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran) Day 1: Swapping Stories This crew came to Go Sail Virgin Islands with a variety of boating…

One Trip, Two Boats

The Basics The boat: Sweet & Salty, a 2018 FP Helia 44’  and Vayu, a FP Helia 50’  Crew: Captain Trevon (instructor)   ASA Students: Alan, Becky, Anthony, Ethan  Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic KeelBoat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran) Day 1: Fast Friends Captain Trevon and Go…

Ever-Changing Conditions

The Basics The boat: Sweet & Salty, a 2018 FP Helia 44’  Crew: Captain Trevon (instructor)   ASA Students: Kristi, “Starboard” Mark, Lana, “MarkO”, Tina M. Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic KeelBoat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran) Day 1: Feels Like Home A crew of six eager sailors…

What is a Captain’s Log?

What is a Captain’s Log? A Captain’s Log, also sometimes referred to as a ship’s log, is a way for captains to keep records about a sailing journey. Captain’s Logs have been used for thousands of years for captains to keep track of their trip’s progress, maintenance issues, coordinates of things found at sea, weather…

Captains Log: Sailing Under Stormy Skies

The Basics The boat: 2022 Fountaine Pajot Astrea 42 Crew: Captain JT ASA Students: Kathe and Matt Courses Completed:  ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran),  Day 1: Happy Anniversary! Kathe and Matt are celebrating their 40th anniversary by learning to sail together! Matt…

Captain’s Log: Sampling the USVI’s Comfort Foods

The Basics The boat: 2018 Fountaine Pajot Lucia 40 Catamaran Crew: Captain JT ASA Students: Alex, Austin, and Stephanie Courses Completed:  ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran),  Day 1: Starting Strong All three sailors come to the Go Sail Virgin Island charter with sailing experience! Stephanie and Austin…

Captain’s Log: Cruz Bay Carnival

  The Basics The boat: “Peach Paradise,” a 2018 Fountaine Pajot Helia 44 Crew: Captain JT ASA Students: Thomas and Lowell Courses Completed:  ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran),  Day 1: Jumping Right In Oftentimes, Go Sail Virgin Islands trips start with a night of getting to know…

Captain’s Log: Whale I Never!

The Basics The boat: Speculation, a 2018 FP Helia 44’  Crew: Captain Trevon ASA Students: Bhav, Nike, Ben, Glen, and Vicky Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic Keel Boat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran),  Day 1: Setting Goals This sailing crew jumps aboard Speculation with a wide variety…

Captain’s Log: Tacking Taco Tuesdays

The Basics The boat: Sweet and Salty, a 2018 FP Helia 44’  Crew: Captain JT Quinn  ASA Students: Brandon, George, Reena, Michael Courses Completed:  ASA 101 (Basic Keel Boat), ASA 103 (Basic Coastal Cruising), ASA 104  (Bareboat Cruising), ASA 114 (Cruising Catamaran),  Day 1: A Full First Day This crew wasted no time in starting…