- American Sailing Association: Offers training and certifications in sailing education.
- American Sailing Institute: Offers sailing instruction (beginner and advanced) in SE Michigan.
- Ann Arbor Power Squadron: Local chapter of U.S. group, they offer advanced sailing and boating classes.
- Ann Arbor U.S. Coast Guard Auxiliary: Local chapter of U.S. group, they offer advanced sailing and boating classes, vessel safety checks and more.
- Boating Safety Course online: This free course is approved by the National Association of Boating Law Administrators and recognized by the US Coast Guard. Most insurance companies offer education discounts after passing this course.
- Sail America: U.S. sailing industry association. Sponsors boat shows (which include many instructional lectures on a wide variety of sailing topics) such as Strictly Sail, and other educational programs.
Wind and Weather Forecasts
- Wind Forecasts
- Forecasts and Current Conditions
Rules and Regulations
- Department of Natural Resources – Boating: Michigan boating safety, state regulations and more.
- Racing Rules of Sailing 2009-2012 (pdf)
- US Sailing Rules in Brief Simplified, condensed, abbreviated version of the Racing Rules of Sailing
- International Racing Rules of Sailing 2001-2004
- International Sailing Federation: International governing body of sailing.
- U.S. Sailing Association: U.S. governing body of sailing.
- U.S. Windsurfing: Windsurfing council of U.S. Sailing, serving windsurfers in the United States.
Class Asociations & Class Specific Info
- Vanguard 15
- Hobie Catamarans
- International Hobie Class Association: Lists public Hobie regattas and events.
- International 470
Since sails are just vertical wings, one can learn a lot about how they work by understanding how airplane wings work.
- NASA’s Glenn Research Center explains the correct and incorrect theories of aerodynamic lift.
- Lift Doesn’t Suck
- The Straight Dope: How do airplanes fly, really?
- How do wings work? – Physics Education
- How Airplanes Fly: A Physical Description of Lift
- Wikipedia article on lift