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AMERICAN
SAILING
THE JOURNAL OF THERASSOCIATION
AMERICAN
SAILING
ASA FLOTILLA - SAILING PINE ISLAND SOUND, SOUTHWEST FLORIDA
C
harlotte Harbor and Pine
Island Sound were the
perfect locales for those
looking to practice their Bareboat
Charter skills. Our week was
blessed with smooth water and
refreshing sea breezes along with
picture-perfect, warm, sunny days
and cool evenings for peaceful
nights’ sleep. It was a very different
experience from the BVI Charter.
Instead of line of sight navigation
and picking up a mooring buoy, we
paid close attention to the chart and
had practice both anchoring and
docking in various configurations.
Eight boats participated in what was
the most perfect February sailing
week, with daytime temperatures in
the upper 70s and low 80s.
The pristine beaches of Cayo Costa State Park were one of the locales enjoyed by ASA
sailors participating in the flotilla this February in the beautiful waters of Southwest
continued on page 3 Florida’s Pine Island Sound. Photo courtesy of Dan Dirkse.
ADVENTURES IN CRUISING • FROM CHARTERER TO CRUISER IN THREE WEEKS
I
havealwayswantedtoliveonaboat.Ihavebeen
aroundboatsmyentirelife,sailingandworkingon
them,butnotlivingonaboat.Mytravelshave
takenmetodifferentpartsoftheworldwhereIhave
met“cruising”couples,familiesandtheoccasional
solosailor.Thesenomadshavenotimeschedule,no
realitinerary;theydon’thavetobebackatthecharter
baseby12pmnextSaturday!Thesearethepeople
whohavecastoffthe“landlines,”movedaboard,and
sailedawayfromsafeharbor,toexploreanddream.
continued on page 4
INSIDE THIS ISSUE
>> Featured Sailboat >> Book Review
The Comet TheAgingSailboat
>> Sailing Destination >> Featured Facility
Spain Southwest Florida
Author
>> Member Profile >> Instructor Tips
Valerie Weingrad
Jo Anne Richardson Prop Wash & Walk
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