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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

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition

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...
Sail Channel Islands

Sail Channel Islands

Sail Channel Islands - Oxnard, CA COASTAL CRUISING AND BAREBOAT TRAINING in Channel Islands NationalPark. That’s what I do. That and cruises for up to four people just for the fun of it. In terms of ASA qualifications, I only do private lessons – just you and your crew. And if your crew is a spouse who just needs a vacation, that’s fine, too. 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...
ASA E-Newsletter, June 2015

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Black Rock Sailing School

Black Rock Sailing School – Warwick

Black Rock Sailing School – Warwick - Warwick, RI Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been nationally recognized as “ASA Outstanding School” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (every year this award was offered) AND “ASA Outstanding Instructor” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2). No other sailing school in New England has earned such recognition, and this puts our program in the top 1.5% of our competition world-wide! 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...

Dillon Marina Sailing School

Dillon Marina Sailing School - Dillon, CO Come to Dillon Marina's ASA Certified Sailing School and learn to sail with the pros. We will provide you with the knowledge and experience to enjoy sailing the challenging winds of Lake Dillon, rated one of the world's best sailing destinations. Our instructors have thousands of miles of combined sailing experience over decades of teaching and sailing professionally. 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...
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...
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...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa - Caribbean Beaches Sailing Fun has international recognition from the American Sailing Association with competent and highly trained Instructors who are meticulous on introducing beginners to Sailing in a resort setting. Our Sailing Program aboard a fleet of Laser Bug Performance, Hobie Wave, and Hobie Getaway that is perfect for Sailing. Read More...
Top Seven Celebrity Sailors

Top Seven Celebrity Sailors

Top Seven Celebrity Sailors ASAs list of the 7 most interesting high-profile people who we consider true sailors. Did your favorite celebrity sailors make the list? 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!