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Over 300 professional sailing schools around the world teach ASA courses.

These facilities give sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities.

Free Online Sailing Course - Your First Sail
Free Online Sailing Course - Your First Sail

Free Online Sailing Course - "Your First Sail"

Arabella Sailing Vacation BVI
Arabella Sailing Vacation BVI

Incredible ASA Sailing Vacation in the BVIs!

Incredible ASA Sailing Vacation in the BVIs! - Book Your Cabin Now!
Sailing Movie Workshop - Chapter 1, Collision At Sea
Sailing Movie Workshop - Chapter 1, Collision At Sea

All Is Analyzed: Chapter 1, Collision At Sea

Sailing: A Sport Like No Other

Sailing: A Sport Like No Other What sport, besides sailing, has a competition that lasts 9 months, comprises so many skills, involves life threatening peril, & demands incredible stamina. Read More...

Honolulu Sailing

Honolulu Sailing - Honolulu, HI We offer a wide range of ASA courses but the amazing amount of life experiences on the ocean that our instructors have shows in their patience and always positive attitude.  We enjoy a lot of repeat customers and referrals. Hard to beat the good sailing conditions our location has to offer.  Boats used are late model Beneteaus that are also popular bareboat charter boats used by moorings and Sunsail. Read More...
ASA E-Newsletter, June 2015

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E-Newsletter Signup Sign up today to receive our FREE E-Newsletter highlighting the latest ASA news, events, sweepstakes, and special offers. Read More...
Island Dreamer Flotilla Greece

2016 Saronic Gulf Islands Of Greece

2016 Saronic Gulf Islands Of Greece Learn the “ins and outs” of chartering in the Mediterranean on modern well-maintained yachts with male and female captains and ASA instructors. Practice med mooring, interpret Greek weather and navigate ancient Greek sail Read More...

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone

Life Begins at the End of Your Comfort Zone Judy was a nervous sailor but gained enough confidence & expertise to pass on her knowledge to others who want to sail but are a bit intimidated by it all. Read More...

Athens Sailing Academy

Athens Sailing Academy - Greece The Athens Sailing Academy is located in Athens Greece. We use the beautiful Greek Islands as our sailing back drop as we teach new students how to master sailing. The constant sunshine and easy winds make this an ideal location to learn how to sail. When the days sailing is over you will find your self on a new island every day, and a chance to explore the Greek islands while you learn how to sail. Read More...
What's In A Rig, Wing Sail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail Although wingsails have risen to the limelight with the America’s Cup now employing the technology across the board, they are in no way a brand new concept. Read More...

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club - Richmond, CA Tradewinds Sailing School has a program for sailors at any level who are serious about gaining the foundation knowledge of sailing and continuing on to become a competent sailor. Read More...
Lenny & Cindy Shabes Picking Up Trash

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor!

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor! Here at the American Sailing Association, the waters of our earth are obviously on the top of our priority list and we want to do our part to make things a little bit better. Read More...

Big Water Sailing School

Big Water Sailing School - Starr, SC Big Water Sailing School is the perfect place to learn the beautiful art of sailing. We have been a certified ASA teaching facility since 1999. It's hard to beat our location along the southern end of Lake Hartwell, South Carolina. We enjoy the largest open expanse of water on Lake Hartwell to provide sailors with excellent open water conditions for great sailing. Read More...
Arabella. Photo by Chris Tucker.

Amazing “Arabella” Photos From The BVIs

Amazing “Arabella” Photos From The BVIs Chris Tucker shares his amazing photos from the megayacht Arabella's amazing voyage around the BVIs - he was joined by ASA members from all over the country Read More...

Windward Sailing School

Windward Sailing School - Amelia Island, FL Our sailing area offers deep water sailing in shore and offshore with easy access to the Atlantic. Our boats are docked on the ICW and we are able to sail right off the dock. Currents here are strong and offer challenging conditions, as well as pristine sailing areas. We have favorable winds and sail year-round. A student can expect to find an array of conditions and circumstances that would be useful for future sailing. Read More...
Winter Boat Shows 2016

Winter Boat Shows 2016

Winter Boat Shows 2016 Winter boat shows are a great way to scratch that sailing itch by seeing sailboats & gear without the risk of getting frostbite! Read More...

Virgin Island Sailing School

Virgin Island Sailing School - Caribbean In the Caribbean, the water is 78-82 and air, about the same with 10-15 knot breezes 340 days a year. We are based in St Thomas (which is more economical to fly in to) but spend most of our time island hopping in the BVIs. With so many islands, the majority of ocean swells are block making for fast, comfortable sailing. Students are limited to 6 per class and matched to our small but outstanding group of highly experienced instructors. Read More...
Lenny & Cindy Shabes Picking Up Trash

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor!

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor! Here at the American Sailing Association, the waters of our earth are obviously on the top of our priority list and we want to do our part to make things a little bit better. Read More...

The ASA

Home-The-ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 467,000 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of schools in the United States.

Get Certified!

Home-Certifications

Earning an ASA certification will become one of your prized accomplishments. Not only does it evidence your new sailing ability to the world, it gives you the confidence to maximize your experience. Visit an ASA school to learn more about how a friendly professional ASA certified instructor can help you accomplish your dreams.

Nothing Beats Sailing!

Home-Sailing

Whether you are sailing a small boat across a lake on a quiet afternoon, or watching the sun come up on an ocean crossing, there is truly no sport like sailing. Start sailing with an American Sailing Association certified school near you!

Adventure Awaits

Home-Adventure

Whether you’re already an active sailor or have never set foot on a sailboat, the American Sailing Association offers many exciting opportunities to experience sailing. Check out our flotilla schedule and choose to join us for a once in a lifetime sailing vacation in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or South Pacific!