Whatever happened to ASA 102?
Since the ASA acquired North Sails University (North U) in Feb 2023, there have been rumors that next year, the ASA will introduce an ASA 102 performance sailing course.
Rumored to be focused on getting the best out of your rig using trim and shape, it will fit nicely between the ASA 101 Basic Keelboat and ASA 103 Coastal Cruising courses, but will be useful for sailors at all levels as the current ASA courses don’t really spend much time on sail trim.
Trim and shape are extremely important to keep you both fast and safe and can be used to reduce heel, prevent rounding up and as steps before and between reefing points.
We’ll report more as we find out details, but it could be the perfect Christmas gift!