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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.

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...

Newport Beach Sailing School

Newport Beach Sailing School - Newport Beach, CA The Newport Beach Sailing School is unique in that we specialize in private and semi-private sailing instruction off the coast of Southern California. Our motto is 'The best value in private sailing lessons.' We are dedicated to providing highly personalized instruction, and the classes are scheduled according to your availability. Read More...

Blown Away by Sailing

Blown Away by Sailing Drew Skelton, owner of Blown Away Sailing in Maryland, found his way into sailing through the Boy Scouts of America program and has been a waterman ever since. 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...

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St. Augustine Sailing

St. Augustine Sailing - St. Augustine, FL From basic to advanced courses, we can help you achieve your on-the-water goals! Located at St. Augustine’s premiere marina, St. Augustine Sailing has immediate access to both river and offshore experience. Read More...
Croatia Flotilla

The Challenges & Rewards of Sailing in The Mediterranean.

The Challenges & Rewards of Sailing in The Mediterranean. Join the September Croatia flotilla and discover magical blue caves, abandoned secret Cold War naval bases, Roman ruins and medieval castles. Read More...
SmarterSail, FL

SmarterSail

SmarterSail - St Petersburg, FL Fun, Learning and Safety!  We know that everyone requires all three to grasp the sailing fundamentals. We are experienced sailors and ASA Outstanding Instructors who know how to tune in to each sailor’s individual learning style. SmarterSail is a school that specializes in private sailing lessons for couples, friends & families. The majority of our courses are liveaboard where the instructor departs after the lessons so you can enjoy the beauty & serenity of water life entre nous. 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...
Seattle Sailing Club, WA

Seattle Sailing Club

Seattle Sailing Club - Seattle, WA Seattle Sailing Club is the home of fun, affordable sailing on the Puget Sound. As one of the most active and vibrant ASA certification schools in the country, our experience teaching sailing is second to none. The priorities for each course are simple: Safe, Fun, and Professional. Our staff of well-qualified sailing instructors are licensed through the U.S. Coast Guard and American Sailing Association, and more importantly are committed to helping you achieve your sailing goals. Read More...
Mega Expedition

Mega Expedition, Mega Incentives

Mega Expedition, Mega Incentives This is a great opportunity to get involved - The Ocean Cleanup are even offering to cover all your costs associated with your participation in their Mega Expedition! Read More...

Affordable Sailing School

Affordable Sailing School - Caribbean We offer exceptional private instructional courses on the highest quality yachts available: true crewed yachts with permanent crew. Our monohulls are crewed by couples. Couples teaching couples works beautifully. Our monohulls also include chef service, so you will enjoy delicious cuisine tailored to your preferences, but also have all your time and energy available for learning and enjoying the Caribbean! Read More...

Blown Away by Sailing

Blown Away by Sailing Drew Skelton, owner of Blown Away Sailing in Maryland, found his way into sailing through the Boy Scouts of America program and has been a waterman ever since. 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 462,700 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!