ASA 104: St. Lucia Experience with Captain Ron

ASA students, Fritz and Maryke had a bumpy flight down to Saint Lucia as they arrived on the tail end of two weeks of unstable weather in the tropics. Fortunately, this system was on its way out and we had a week of beautiful sailing weather. Fritz and Maryke had a...

New Year’s Sailing to St. Lucia

We witnessed the most beautiful landfalls and landscapes in these lush tropical islands known as the Windward Islands. These Islands lie at the southern end of the Caribbean chain and are comprised of Martinique, St. Lucia, St. Vincent and Grenada. On our sailing...

Instructor Interview: Michael Garretson

Michael shares details about his sailing experiences and offers some essential tips for aspiring sailors: 1. How did you first get into sailing? After graduating college, I was offered a job in Rhode Island and moved here from Pennsylvania having never spent any real...

Instructor Interview: Jonathan Thurston

Jonathan Thurston shares his water adventures and the powerful drive of his sports passion, leading him to the world of sailing! 1. How did you first get into sailing? I first got into sailing twenty-five years ago crewing on a J-22. Quite quickly I fell in love with...

Instructor Interview: Kristin Walcott-Matthews

Kristin shares her sailing experiences and insights — and why ‘AGE’ is just a number in learning how to sail: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I started sailing 12 years ago when I was first dating my husband. He was on a race team up in Maine and I started...

Instructor Interview: Steve Klain

Steve Klain shares his experiences and insights from the water — and how sailing makes his soul happy! 1. How did you first get into sailing? I was fortunate to grow up in a town that had a sizeable lake that offered sailing camps during the summertime. A few weeks...

Instructor Interview: Chris Allen

Chris Allen joins the Narragansett Sailing School team of instructors. In the interview below, Chris shares his background in sailing: 1. How did you first get into sailing? I used the proceeds of a paper route to buy a Sunfish that I launched off the beach in...

Instructor Interview: Don Scott

Don Scott joins the Narragansett Sailing School team of instructors. In the interview below, Don shares his background in basic sailing and diesel engine: 1. How did you first get into sailing? When I was I high school my uncle took me sailing on his Tanzer 22. I...
An Interview with a Sailing Class Couple: David and Manja

An Interview with a Sailing Class Couple: David and Manja

We asked our past students, David and Manja, about their experience learning to sail as a couple. We have to start by asking something important: Do you still have your boat, “Island Girl”? Yes, we still have Island Girl! We have sailed across a good...