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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.

Mega Expedition
The Mega Expedition / Transformer / Beneteau 523

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ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video See the ASA First 22 by Beneteau in action at the Annapolis Spring Boat Show thanks to SailTime! Read More...

Port Sailing School

Port Sailing School - Port Washington, NY Port Sailing School is located on protected waters of Manhasset Bay just 20 miles form New York City. Our ASA beginner classes are held over three days and you solo sail on your last day! To build your confidence further we include two, four hour practice sails after completing the beginner course. Our dedicated staff is here to help you on and off the water from you first sail, to an overnight charter. We rent … Continue reading Port Sailing School Read More...
ASA E-Newsletter, June 2015

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ASA School - SeaTrek BVI

SeaTrek BVI

SeaTrek BVI - Caribbean Whether you’re interested in scuba diving, sailing, marine science or just the all around summer adventure program, you’ve come to the right spot! SeaTrek offers tropical adventure summer camp programs for junior high, high school and college-aged students in the British Virgin Islands and other islands throughout the Caribbean. Read More...

Sailing by the Lee

Sailing by the Lee Since he was a kid, Lee Pearce has been around the water and boats, but he didn’t discover sailing until he was around 30-years old, living in Florida. Pearce soon found his groove and realized he could be more than a part time instructor and took the plunge, starting his own sailing school! Read More...

Florida Keys Sailing

Florida Keys Sailing - Marathon, FL “Hi…my name is GDub and I own Florida Keys Sailing. With exception to areas out of the United States, the Florida Keys is sailing in paradise. Those that come here do so to learn and find the catalyst to further dreams. I feel that my job is to open that door and help you find that moment, that unbelievable feeling that conveys- this is what life is really about, and if I don’t do it … Continue reading Florida Keys Sailing Read More...

The Sailing Surgeon

The Sailing Surgeon John Martin is a guy who knows how to live life. A retired surgeon who has sailed around the world, Martin has over 48,000 nautical miles under his belt and he’s still sailing all the time. Read More...

West Coast Multihulls

West Coast Multihulls - San Diego, CA Catamarans and trimarans are not just another income stream for West Coast Multihulls, they are our passion. If your sailing goal is to become a proficient confident multihull sailor, we are the school for you. Our staff and Instructors have decades of multihull, training, sailing and live-aboard experience to draw from and share with you. We sail out of beautiful San Diego, CA with sailing classes offered year-round from the Sunroad Resort Marina. San Diego … Continue reading West Coast Multihulls Read More...

Sailing by the Lee

Sailing by the Lee Since he was a kid, Lee Pearce has been around the water and boats, but he didn’t discover sailing until he was around 30-years old, living in Florida. Pearce soon found his groove and realized he could be more than a part time instructor and took the plunge, starting his own sailing school! Read More...
Sailing Ventures

Sailing Ventures

Sailing Ventures - South Lake Tahoe, CA We are the only ASA certified sail training facility at Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe offers beautiful views, technical sailing with challenging and varying winds, and a great weather sailing! Learn to sail aboard our nicely maintained sailboats at a reasonable price. Our instructors have sailed and taught all along the West Coast. Read More...

5 Things to Consider Regarding Weather

5 Things to Consider Regarding Weather At the core off all we do as sailors is one thing – weather. It’s is our engine, our bliss or our most frightening adversary. Because of this, we need to know more about it than the average Joe. 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...

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig What’s in a Rig Series #2 A variation on the last installment of What’s in a Rig (the sloop) is the Cutter Rig. Although it has gone through some changes through the course of history, the modern cutter rig is generally a set-up with two headsails. The forward sail is called the yankee and the … Continue reading What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig Read More...

The ASA

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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!