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...
Captain Rob’s Trip to the Bahamas 2021

Captain Rob’s Trip to the Bahamas 2021

I have been planning this trip for a while. Covid was not going to get in my way! I left Rhode Island very late in the season, after Thanksgiving. Because of the late departure I had to make a lot of distance in a short time, and that means going offshore. The first...

Living Aboard During the Corona Pandemic

A contribution from instructor Rob Lawnsby The ultimate social distancing is living on a boat with a month’s worth of food and anchoring in isolated coves. Sounds like a good idea. Our 35’ sailboat is in New Bern, North Carolina and our new houseboat is in the water...