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Win a Beneteau ASA First 22!

Win a Beneteau ASA First 22! The United States Sailboat Show and Beneteau have teamed up to give away a brand new Beneteau ASA First 22 Sailboat! Read More...

Outbound Sailing

Outbound Sailing - Lakeway, TX Outbound Sailing is a certified ASA Sailing School in Austin offering private sailing lessons from Basic Sailing to Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Navigation. Whether you are interested in day sailing or have visions of chartering a sailboat in exotic locations like the Caribbean or the Med, our sailing lessons are specifically designed to prepare you to safely skipper a cruising sailboat in a variety of conditions and locales with total confidence. Since our lessons are … Continue reading Outbound Sailing Read More...

A Sailing Diamond

A Sailing Diamond Bob Diamond has been teaching beginning-sailors the ropes for a good long time and has been an instructor at Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City, California since 1984. Read More...
Abaco Sailing Flotilla

Cruise Abaco Flotilla

Cruise Abaco Flotilla Enjoy a week full of activities and events hosted through out the cruising friendly Sea of Abaco. Abaco's shallow protected sea and it's many outlying Cay's, create perfect conditions for adventurous and leisurely cruising. D Read More...

ASA’s New Horizons – Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan

ASA’s New Horizons – Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan We asked Rod Call from Great Lakes Sailing Company in Michigan about sailing in the gorgeous waters of the north. Read More...

GoBaja Sailing

GoBaja Sailing - Mexico GoBaja Sailing  is located in La Paz, Baja California Sur, on the edge of the amazing Sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez “The Aquarium of the World”.   With deserted desert islands just a few hours away this is the perfect place to learn to sail and earn your sailing certificates while enjoying fantastic sailing conditions, breathtaking marine life and an abundance of activities. Watch whales and giant manta rays glide by, … Continue reading GoBaja Sailing Read More...

ASA’s New Horizons – Sailing in the Rocky Mountains

ASA’s New Horizons – Sailing in the Rocky Mountains We asked Shannon Jakoby, the Marina Manager for Dillon Marina’s Sailing School in the Rocky Mountains of Colorado, what it’s like to sail in the Rockies? Read More...

West Coast Multihulls

West Coast Multihulls - San Diego, CA Catamarans and trimarans are not just another income stream for West Coast Multihulls, they are our passion. If your sailing goal is to become a proficient confident multihull sailor, we are the school for you. Our staff and Instructors have decades of multihull, training, sailing and live-aboard experience to draw from and share with you. We sail out of beautiful San Diego, CA with sailing classes offered year-round from the Sunroad Resort Marina. San Diego … Continue reading West Coast Multihulls Read More...
Charter Quiz

Ready to charter? Take our charter quiz and find out!

Ready to charter? Take our charter quiz and find out! Here’s a charter quiz created from ASA’s Bareboat Cruising Made Easy text book to see if you are close to being ready for a charter experience. Read More...

Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters

Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters - Bellingham, WA Learn to sail in one of the world’s most beautiful places – the US San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands. You can watch eagles as they soar through the air or see Orca whales cut through the water as you sail the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest. Read More...
Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

2015 Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

2015 Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes When you donate to Hands Across the Sea you’ll be entered in our sweepstakes, and you’ll be helping provide much-needed books and literacy resources to children from pre-school to high school in the Eastern Caribbean.

Sail Solomons

Sail Solomons - Solomons, MD Our racing and cruising and chartering experience enables us to target the training to our student’s particular requirements. We truly love our jobs, but we take our sailing seriously so you will be safe on the water. 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...

Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas

Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas - Bahamas We offer a boutique sail training experience offering private and semi-private courses taught in a cruising/voyaging style format. Think of us like a B&B on the water!  With award winning instruction and knock your socks off itineraries. We are based at Palm Cay Marina, Nassau-New Providence Island.  We are just a few hours’ sail from the Extraordinary Exuma Cays, until only recently a destination only reached by the more seasoned sailors. You begin your sail … Continue reading Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas Read More...
Women Sailors - Vincent Curutchet/DPPI

ASA’s Top 6 Female Sailors

ASA’s Top 6 Female Sailors Sailing is mostly a male dominated arena but that doesn’t mean there aren’t amazing female sailors. More and more we’re seeing women sailors who get after it and dominate. Read More...



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!


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!


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


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!