Sailmaking is an ever-changing, constantly developing and always interesting element of sailing so we like to keep up with the latest trends and technologies. North Sails is consistently on the cutting edge of sailmaking innovation and their 3 di sails are a shining example. ASA visited the loft in Minen Nevada where they produce sails that we see on the Volvo Ocean Race, the America’s Cup and nearly every other high profile race. For a sailors, it’s the most fascinating experience you’ll ever have in a desert! Enjoy the tour!
In this lesson we take a look at some of the do's and don'ts when it comes to hypothermia. Prolonged exposure to wind, spray, and cold when on deck, and any length of time spent in the water, can elevate your chances of becoming hypothermic. Recognizing the early symptoms and taking appropriate actions can prevent a life-threatening situation.
In this lesson we take a look at the concept of apparent wind. This important concept often confuses beginner sailors so this video should help everyone better understand the relationship between true wind and apparent wind.