Sailing Made Easy - ASA 101 Textbook
The book is the most comprehensive education and boating safety learn-to-sail guide to date. Incorporated in the textbook are useful illustrations and exceptional photographs of complex sailing concepts. There are also quizzes at the end of each chapter, and a glossary to help those new to sailing to navigate their way through the extensive nautical terminology.
- Publisher : American Sailing Association; Standard Edition (February 1, 2010)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 120 pages
- ISBN-10 : 098210250X
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982102503
Coastal Cruising Made Easy
ASA 103 Textbook
The official manual for ASA Basic Coastal Cruising Course American Sailing Association's new full color, richly illustrated, 176-page textbook for its basic coastal cruising certification (Level 103).
If you have a dream to follow the early explorers who dared sail into waters beyond the known horizon, you will need to become proficient in a great many facets of seamanship. This book builds on the basic sailing skills you learned in the ASA 101 course so you can venture toward more distant cruising grounds.
- Publisher : American Sailing Association (January 1, 2012)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 176 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0982102518
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982102510
Bareboat Cruising Made Easy
ASA 104 Textbook
Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is not only the official textbook for the ASA Bareboat Cruising Standard (ASA 104), but also the definitive go-to resource for all sailors who enjoy cruising and destination oriented sailing. It is an all-in-one reference book that includes everything a cruising sailor needs to know, from general planning to technical guidance to sailing advice. From its 4 color, high-end illustrations and photographs to its modern, easy-to-read design, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy is a beauty. The 212 page book was created by a team of expert sailors, writers, editors and artists who shaped the content together, making it the most helpful, accurate, and all-inclusive chartering/cruising manual.
- Publisher : American Sailing Association; 1st edition (January 1, 2014)
- Language : English
- Paperback : 212 pages
- ISBN-10 : 0982102526
- ISBN-13 : 978-0982102527
International Proficiency Certificate
This certificate is mandatory when chartering in most European / Mediterranean waters. It serves as proof of bareboat charter competency for Mediterranean chartering companies, many of whom require the proficiency information displayed in a different format than the ASA Log Book.
ASA members who have successfully completed ASA 101, ASA 103 and ASA 104 are eligible to order IPCs. In addition, very experienced sailors may be able to qualify for IPCs by "challenging" the ASA 104 written exam and on-water practical skills evaluation. The challenge process can be held either on our boat or yours and we routinely travel throughout New Haven, Fairfield and New London counties.
U.S. Chart No. 1 (Chart Symbols)
The symbol legend for U.S. nautical chart products. More than 100 pages of information about nautical chart symbols.
- Publisher : Paradise Cay Publications; 13th edition (May 7, 2019)
- Language : English
- Spiral-bound : 136 pages
- ISBN-10 : 1937196291
- ISBN-13 : 978-1937196295
U.S. Coast Guard approved fire extinguishers are required on most boats. Information on fire extinguisher requirements is available from the USCG's Boating Safety Division and can be found at the following link:
East Coast Sailing School is the place to learn sailing but there is more.
If you have taken a class with ECSS or just want a sailing experience on a bigger boat Captain David and wife Diane can give you a completely different sailing experience on our yacht S/V Blue Mind, now located on the Chesapeake Bay in Deale, Maryland.
We can customize an amazing experience on the beautiful 39' Sailing Vessel S/V Blue Mind.
Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnson's
Upscale resort amenities meet idyllic cruising at Safe Harbor Bruce & Johnsons. The immaculate grounds are home to Member pavilions, waterfront dining, a pool, and more. Gorgeous cruising awaits at the popular Thimble Islands, and the renowned marine service team is among the best in the region.
- Complimentary Wi-Fi
- Shore Power Hookups
- Fresh Water Hookups
- Cable TV Hookups
- Fuel dock
- Ship's store
- Swimming Pool
- Dockside Restaurant
- Marine Fabricators
Quality Yacht Metal Work
With nearly 50 year's experience, there's nothing the owner can't design and build.
- Bow & Stern Pulpits
- Deck & Spar Fittings
United States Coast Guard
Sector Long Island Sound
Sector Long Island Sound covers Long Island Sound from the New York - Connecticut border to the Connecticut - Rhode Island border at Watch Hill, RI.
Sector Long Island Sound is responsible for the entire spectrum of Coast Guard operational missions which include search and rescue, law enforcement, domestic ice breaking, maintenance of aids to navigation, port safety and security, marine environmental protection, waterways management, marine inspection, and casualty investigation.
National Weather Service
The National Weather Service (NWS) provides weather, water and climate data, forecasts, warnings, and impact-based decision support services for the protection of life and property and enhancement of the national economy.
With 122 Weather Forecast Offices, 13 River Forecast Centers, nine National Centers, and other support offices, the NWS collects and analyzes more than 6.3 billion observations per day and releases about 1.5 million forecasts and 50,000 warnings each year. Forecasters build their forecasts with observations from surface stations, weather balloon readings and satellite data that feed numerical weather, water and climate models whose output is analyzed and scrutinized using individual scientific expertise. Forecasters communicate this information and potential impacts to the public, emergency managers, and other core partners to help make decisions that save lives and protect property.
BoatUS East Coast Alerts
BoatUS East Coast Alerts is a free monthly electronic newsletter (with updates) that distills the regional U.S. Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners and provides local knowledge for boaters along the Intracoastal Waterway
- Stay informed and more up to date than the U.S. Coast Guard Local Notices to Mariners
- Find relevant hazards for your boating region without sifting through more than 100 pages of Local Notices to Mariners
- Get additional details that you won't find anywhere else
- Legitimate and credible information from trusted sources
- Plan ahead and navigate safely
- It's free, and you can unsubscribe at any time
United States Coast Guard Navigation Center
News, notices and maritime safety information from the U.S. Coast Guard.
- Navigation Rules and Regulations
- Broadcast Notice to Mariners
- Local Notices to Mariners
- Light Lists
- Automatic Identification System (AIS)
- Maritime Telecommunications
- Bridge Notices
- Vessel Traffic Services (VTS)
Connecticut Department of Energy & Environmental Protection Boater's Guide
Current Information for Boating In Connecticut
- Connecticut's Rules & Regulations
- New Safety Requirements
- Manually Propelled Vessel Regulations