Welcome to the Website of the American Schooner Association

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).

New home for Estrela

We are owners of the Atlantic Boatworks Schooner Estrela. Designed by George Stadel, she was built in 1975.

She is 44' LOD, 56' LOA, 14' beam, 6'4" draft and is heavily built with 2" mahogany planking and teak decks. She has made 14 trips to the Caribbean and participated for years in races in Gloucester, Provincetown and on the Vineyard.

Schooner Contessa for Sale

1978 Geo. Stadel jr Pilot Schooner. Built by G.I.”Sonny” Hodgdon in East Boothbay ME. 38’LOD, 47’LOA, 10.5’ beam, 6’ draft, 26.000lbs.

Schooner Quintessence For Sale: $55,000

Quintessence’s hull is a duplicate of an early 20th century Friendship sloop, Dictator.

BLACKBIRD progress

After a 16 year restoration BLACKBIRD is rigged and finally ready to sail.  Spartan on the inside but not so much that she can't be sailed.



ISSUMA completes circumnavigation of the Americas

On May 24, 2016 Richard Hudson crossed his 2008 outbound track to complete a circumnavigation of the Americas in ISSUMA.  Follow his blog here  


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