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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).

Plan B

Leigh Woodling, Schooner Adventure

Thursday Sails Aboard Quintessence

OK, so here’s the deal. I’ve decided that Thursdays will be “sail day” aboard Quintessence. You can see the details of how this came about under the May 21st blog item below. But the gist of it is that I’m going sailing every Thursday afternoon/evening.

New American Schooner Association online store

Thanks to the generosity of members Brenda and David Hattery (schoonerMahdee, currently somewhere around San Francisco I believe) the Association has a new online store on Brenda and David’s new venture,SchoonerChandlery.Com.

Secretary’s Monthly Update Email - May

Members in the northern and mid tier states are finally seeing the end of what seemed to be a never-ending winter and boats are launching and commissioning! My good friend Paul Sepe and I took Quintessence out for her maiden voyage of the season last Thursday.

Gaff Sails For Sale


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