June 6, 2016 by John A
Gold Level Sponsor Encourages Everyone to
"Get Out on the Water" the Weekend of June 18 - 19, 2016
LOS ANGELES - June 3, 2016 - The American Sailing Association (ASA), America's sail education authority, joins "Summer Sailstice" as a Gold Level sponsor this year. SummerSailstice is an annual event that has grown from 200 boats to over 5,000 boats across the globe over the past 15 years. Held each year over the Saturday and Sunday closest to the summer solstice, the June 18 - 19, 2016 event will unite thousands of sailors worldwide with a schedule of local events that encourages the community to join in on the fun and celebrate sailing.
"Due to our increased participation in Summer Sailstice this year, our affiliates that are involved in this highly publicized international event will enjoy a unique opportunity to heighten the visibility of their schools," said Lenny Shabes, ASA's Chairman of the Board. "We will also be leveraging our own Facebook and website traffic to send sailors interested inSailstice to participating ASA schools."
ASA is encouraging all of its affiliates to partake in Summer Sailtice, as well as experienced and novice sailors alike. There are a variety of ways for an ASA school to be a part of the concept, such as demos, open houses with class sit-ins, barbeques and free sails. Said John Arndt, founder of Summer Sailstice, "There's no one right way to do it - offer a race, a cruise, day sail or rendezvous. Summer Sailstice is a great weekend mix of bonding, community outreach and sharing the passion for sailing."
For additional information or ideas for hosting a local Summer Sailtice event, or
About the American Sailing Association
Driven by a clear need for uniform teaching standards and increased access to sailing activities, the American Sailing Association (ASA) has been the leader in U.S. sail education for more than three decades. The association has grown to include an international network of more than 300 professionally accredited sailing schools. Nearly one million certifications have been awarded to almost half a million people who have been introduced to sailing through ASA schools and clubs since 1983. The ASA has strategic partnerships with the U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary and was instrumental in establishing national education standards through its work on the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators' Education Committee. The ASA has also consulted with the Department of Transportation and the National Parks Service. For more information, visit

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