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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).
America’s Schooner Cup - San Diego - 2016
Are those grey haired owners of the old Grey Ladies being replaced?
As some of you may have noticed, the standby standard filler stains produced by Pettit and later V-Spar / Pettit are no longer available as Pettit has discontinued the product, as they have also discontinued their seam compounds. They have sold the formulations of the filler stain to a company called Sanduscky Paints http://www.sanpaco.com/
We are replacing our vernerable Sitex T-100 radar inlcuding radome, cable and CRT display. As I recall range is about 24 miles. So if a member is looking for a free radar, just let me know. Its old technology but it has always worked extremely well, able to descriminate targets clearly including seagulls sitting around the ledges miles ahead in pea soup fog.
The ASA MAC meeting will be held on April 2, 2016 at the Richardson Museum in Cambridge. Doors open at 0930 and we will start at 1000. The guest speaker will be Christopher Rowsom who is the Executive Director of Historic Ships of Baltimore.
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