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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

The ASA Sailing Simulator

The ASA Sailing Simulator The ASA Sailing Simulator was a big hit at the Chicago Boat, RV & Strictly Sail Show last weekend. With ASA Instructors teaching the basic concept of sailing using a small sailboat and a large fan to generate some wind at the indoor show. Read More...

Find My Charter News

Find My Charter News Don’t miss out on the best charters in the US and abroad in 2015! Captained, crewed, and bareboat charters are available, but the best boats and deals are going fast! Find My Charter makes it so easy for ASA members to take the next step and explore new waters, especially with all the new boats … Continue reading Find My Charter News Read More...

ASA First 22

ASA First 22 ASA members can now purchase ASA’s brand new boat, the ASA First 22. It was modeled after the successful First 20 and designed in collaboration with Beneteau especially for ASA members and schools! The ASA First 22 is recognized for its safety features, stability, comfort, and sleek design. The roomy cockpit fits five adults comfortably … Continue reading ASA First 22 Read More...

Big Water Sailing School

Big Water Sailing School - Starr, SC Big Water Sailing School is the perfect place to learn the beautiful art of sailing. We have been a certified ASA teaching facility since 1999. It's hard to beat our location along the southern end of Lake Hartwell, South Carolina. We enjoy the largest open expanse of water on Lake Hartwell to provide sailors with excellent open water conditions for great sailing. 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...

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...

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy - US Virgin Islands 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...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced sailing certification to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 457,600 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 ASA sailing school near you!

Adventure Awaits

Home-Adventure

Whether you’re already an active sailor or have never set foot on a sailboat, ASA 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!