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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...

Boston Sailing Center

Boston Sailing Center - Boston, MA Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center has become the most popular sailing school and club in New England. The Center is open every day, 9am until sunset, during the regular season (early May through October). During the winter months we offer frostbite racing, navigation courses, seminars, and social activities. Read More...
Sailing Phrases

10 Phrases You Never Knew Came From Sailing

10 Phrases You Never Knew Came From Sailing Sailing was the hinge of western civilization for hundreds of years, as result sailors’ slang & terminology are rooted in the English lexicon and still exists profoundly to this day. Read More...

2015 ASA Renaissance Islands Flotilla

2015 ASA Renaissance Islands Flotilla It’s time to challenge your sailing skills in the Leeward Islands! Sail Anguilla, St Barthelemy, and St Maarten/St. Martin with us in November 2015. St Martin is the smallest territory in the world divided between two nati 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...

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...
Sailing Phrases

10 Phrases You Never Knew Came From Sailing

10 Phrases You Never Knew Came From Sailing Sailing was the hinge of western civilization for hundreds of years, as result sailors’ slang & terminology are rooted in the English lexicon and still exists profoundly to this day. Read More...

Delmarva Sailing School

Delmarva Sailing School - Rock Hall, MD Delmarva Sailing School operates on the Chesapeake Bay from May-October. We run as Virgin Islands Sailing Academy in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands from December-April, with the same great sailboat and instructors. We also teach Ocean Passage Making, as we move our teaching vessel in between the Chesapeake Bay and Saint Thomas. 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...

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...
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...

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...
Jim King - Outstanding ASA Sailing Instructor Spotlight

King of Sailing

King of Sailing In 2006 Jim King took his first ASA 101 & ASA 103 courses - he bought a boat the next weekend! Now he owns his own sailing school, North Star Sailing Charters. Read More...

Belize Sailing Vacations

Belize Sailing Vacations - Belize Our experienced instructors deliver ASA sailing school material in a Safe, Fun, and Learning environment. We work with you to define a curriculum to meet your sail training needs. Belize Sailing Vacations offers sailing instruction in an informal, but thorough, delivery style where the Belize catamaran is our classroom and the beautiful Belize sailing our material for learning. 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

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!