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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 Boyan Slat Mega Expedition
Boyan Slat - The Ocean Cleanup

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition - Watch The Video
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...

Spinnaker Sailing – San Francisco

Spinnaker Sailing – San Francisco - San Francisco, CA Spinnaker Sailing has been in business for 35 years. and is located in one of the Best Marinas on the West Coast, South Beach Harbor. This location is perfect as the breeze is fresh, the water is flat and it's only 3 minutes from the boats berth to our teaching grounds...no long channels. 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...
Exuma Sailing Expedition

Exuma Sailing Expedition

Exuma Sailing Expedition Sail 21 foot Sea Pearls (open deck) during the days, camp on beaches at night! Spend the days sailing, fishing, sightseeing, exploring the beautiful Exuma Cays, The Bahamas. Includes local guide and staff to cook clean and se Read More...
#SAILFIE Competition

#SAILFIE Competition 2015

#SAILFIE Competition 2015 Share your #SAILFIE with ASA for a chance to win one of five ASA Prize Bags stuffed with over $250 of sailing gear! Read More...

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy - Caribbean All of our sailing classes are taught in a 3-9 day, live aboard approach, where students are totally immersed into learning to sail and cruise, and no hotels are required. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students. Visit exotic destinations in Tortola, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and St. Thomas while taking beginner to intermediate level sailing classes. Visit St. Croix, Anegada, Vieques, and Culebra in advanced classes. Read More...

From Alcatraz a Sailor is Born

From Alcatraz a Sailor is Born While waiting for the ferry to Alcatraz in San Fransisco Chet Shubert was so entranced by all the sailboats on the bay that he signed up for sailing classes that following week! Read More...

Emerald Coast Yachts

Emerald Coast Yachts - Pensacola Beach, FL ECY's classes are all live aboard and have professional, dedicated, and compassionate instructors in an environment exceptionally well suited for learning all aspects of sailing. Our local sailing waters start off in the heart of the sailing destination of Pensacola Beach, allowing you to walk to restaurants, shops and beaches right from our marina. As your skills build, you will sail from sweet Little Sabine Bay, out into sounds & bays that make up the Intra Coastal Waterway, then out into the Gulf of Mexico. Read More...
Instructor Qualification Clinic IQC

Become A Sailing Instructor this Fall

Become A Sailing Instructor this Fall Are you a sailor that feels the need to share your knowledge & love of sailing with others? Take the challenge and attend an ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic (IQC) this Fall! 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...
#SAILFIE Competition

#SAILFIE Competition 2015

#SAILFIE Competition 2015 Share your #SAILFIE with ASA for a chance to win one of five ASA Prize Bags stuffed with over $250 of sailing gear! Read More...

Harbor Sailboats

Harbor Sailboats - San Diego, CA Harbor Sailboats is San Diego’s Premier Sailing Club, offering award winning instruction aboard Southern California’s most modern fleet of sailboats. Founded in 1969, Harbor Sailboats offers ASA sailing courses from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising. In addition to offering the International Proficiency Certificate for European/Mediterranean chartering, Harbor Sailboats also offers learn to sail vacations. Spend the week aboard a luxurious sailing yacht while a certified instructor prepares you for a lifetime of confident sailing. 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...

Abaco Sailing

Abaco Sailing - Caribbean We are the only ASA Facility in Abaco Bahamas and owner operated and some of the nicest boats in the industry. The Instructors are all licensed Captains and very experienced in both offshore, inshore, local knowledge and teaching. We offer a wide range of sloops and Catamarans, most new or near new with lots of equipment and amenities. Read More...
#SAILFIE Competition

#SAILFIE Competition 2015

#SAILFIE Competition 2015 Share your #SAILFIE with ASA for a chance to win one of five ASA Prize Bags stuffed with over $250 of sailing gear! 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!