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Our Mission Schooner Adventure

The object of the Association is to foster, promote and encourage the enjoyment, traditions, and preservation of schooners by supporting individuals and organizations that are in sympathy with our object, by maintaining a record of these vessels past and present, and by coordinating a program of racing and cruising.


The American Schooner Association, founded in 1972, is a national organization whose members are owners of schooners, sailors and other individuals and organizations interested in preserving and promoting the virtues of the schooner rig. Membership is granted to all applicants in sympathy with the purposes of the Association. The Association produces a Newsletter titled Wing & Wing for all members and holds its annual meeting at Mystic Seaport, in Mystic, Connecticut, usually around the first week in February. Our membership is actively engaged in building, restoring and sailing these wonderful vessels. We encourage all individuals with similar interests to join us and help us grow (click here to join by mail or use our secure online payment system).

NSSA Race Week

The Nova Scotia Schooner Association just completed it annual Race Week. Nineteen schooners attended, racing over six days. Much fun was had.

Schooner Sugarbabe spent the summer on her mooring

Sugarbabe after her early haul out for paint etc.

Old Schooners and the Scent of Bilge Water

When I was a boy of 7 in the summer of 1941, I visited my friend Joe Bartlett in Plymouth for a weekend.

Summer Edition of Wing & Wing

The summer edition of Wing & Wing was just emailed to all members. Please let me know if you do not receive it.


The issue is also available in the Member Area of the web site..


Seeking information about Alden Schooner "Windigo"

I am looking for information about Waldo Kraemer’s 55 LOA Alden schooner "Windigo." In the late 60s, he gave her to Tabor Academy. Not long thereafter, I heard that she was wrecked on Breton Reef, during a schooner regatta/race.

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