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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 Ocean Cleanup Mega Expedition

The Ocean Cleanup Mega Expedition Sailboats returning from Hawaii after the Transpac are participating in The Ocean Cleanup Mega Expedition, an effort to measure & cleanup plastic pollution. Read More...

California Sailing Cooperative

California Sailing Cooperative - Marina del Rey, CA California Sailing Cooperative (CSC), founded in 1994, is a non-profit club and school offering comprehensive sailing instruction, including ASA certifications, at an affordable cost on a well maintained Catalina 36. The teaching team, headed by Training Director Capt. Charlie Hentges, consisting of CSC’s ASA certified instructor/skippers and club mates, all of whom have completed at least 3 ASA courses. CSC earned the 2012 ASA “School of the Year” award.. CSC’s training philosophy permits members to … Continue reading California Sailing Cooperative Read More...

Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Reviews

Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Reviews Read what the sailing press has to say about ASA's new book - Bareboat Cruising Made Easy - it's a one-stop cruising reference for all sailors! 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...

10 Reasons Why Sailing is the Best Sport

10 Reasons Why Sailing is the Best Sport Learn what makes sailing the best sport, and why you should take advantage of everything sailing has to offer by learning to sail today! Read More...

Passion Yachts

Passion Yachts - Portland, OR Passion Yachts teaches on new modern Hunter sailboats with outboard/inboard power and tiller/wheel steering. Boat sizes range from 22 to 34 feet. See the complete Passion Yachts Fleet here. Passion Yachts will even teach students on their own boat if it is properly equipped. “Hands-on instruction” is paramount in Basic Sailing to Bareboat Cruising. We believe that students learn best when 60%-90% of the instruction is on the water. Our instruction is comprehensive, yet relaxed! … Continue reading Passion Yachts Read More...

Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Reviews

Bareboat Cruising Made Easy Reviews Read what the sailing press has to say about ASA's new book - Bareboat Cruising Made Easy - it's a one-stop cruising reference for all sailors! Read More...

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...
Outstanding Instructor - Matthew Holt

Living the Dream!

Living the Dream! Matthew Holt, voted an ASA Outstanding Instructor in 2014, teaches sailing in one of the most beautiful places in the world - the British Virgin Islands. Read More...

Barnegat Bay Sailing School and Sailboat Charters

Barnegat Bay Sailing School and Sailboat Charters - Bayville, NJ Barnegat Bay Sailing School is a small, highly personalized New Jersey sailing school offering introductory and advanced sailing courses in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. We are located at Cedar Creek Sailing Center in Bayville, New Jersey. Our constant sea breezes, along with our calm bay waters, make this the ideal setting for learning to sail or enjoying a relaxing sailboat charter. Read More...
Black Rock Sailing School

Fair Winds and at Least Two Cup Holders!

Fair Winds and at Least Two Cup Holders! Black Rock Sailing School’s twenty-four-year-old ASA Sailing Instructor Paul Sullivan caught the sailing bug young, sailing his Sunfish around the small lake of his hometown. A self-described sailing addict, Sullivan lived for sailing. Read More...

Dalian Sailing Club

Dalian Sailing Club - China Dalian Sailing Club is the first entity sailing club in Northeast China , was founded in 2008 .Now our club has the keel boat of 28 – 33 feet, catamaran of 36 feet ,more than 10 small boat , and so on. The club provides levels of certification 101,103,104,105. The club has to provide certification for nearly 200 people .To provide better service for sailing enthusiasts ,we will be more efforts . There were four … Continue reading Dalian Sailing Club Read More...
Graham Landy / Red Bull Youth America’s Cup

Interview with ‘College Sailor of the Year’ Graham Landy

Interview with ‘College Sailor of the Year’ Graham Landy Landy competed in the Red Bull Youth America's Cup 2013 as a tactician, finished third at the Youth Match Race Worlds this past summer and was part of the winning team at the Melges 32 Worlds. Read More...

The ASA

Home-The-ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced sailing certification 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 sailing 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 sailing experience. Visit an ASA school to learn more about how a friendly professional ASA sailing instructor can help you accomplish your sailing 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 sailing 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!