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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...

Nautilus Sailing

Nautilus Sailing - Crested Butte, CO Dreaming of learning how to sail? We're an award winning ASA sailing school. Fantastic instructors, sexy sailboats, and stunning destinations. We specialize in week long liveaboard courses in the Grenadines (Caribbean) and Sea of Cortez (Mexico). In the summer time we conduct weekend ASA 101-103 courses on Blue Mesa, Colorado's largest and best sailing lake. Read More...

The Sailing Surgeon

The Sailing Surgeon John Martin is a guy who knows how to live life. A retired surgeon who has sailed around the world, Martin has over 48,000 nautical miles under his belt and he’s still sailing all the time. 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...
Sailing Terms Quiz

Sailing Terms Quiz (IV)

Sailing Terms Quiz (IV) We know how much you like us to test your sailing knowledge so give this quiz a shot and see if you know all of these sailing terms? Read More...

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream!

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream! - LTD Sailing – ‘Living the Dream!’ is the premier sailing school in the Caribbean, offering 7 & 10 day ‘Cruise and Learn’ vacations. We can also customize private courses to accommodate your specific sailing goals. Our instructors are the best in the industry and we only use top quality, modern charter boats from the best charter companies. We offer both monohull & catamaran certification courses. Learn to sail with the best while enjoying an unforgettable Caribbean sailing vacation! Read More...
Mega Expedition Conclusion Video

ASA was in San Francisco for the conclusion of the Mega Expedition…

ASA was in San Francisco for the conclusion of the Mega Expedition… ASA was in San Francisco for the conclusion of the Mega Expedition... watch the video and find out how The Ocean Cleanup hope to fix the plastic pollution problem... 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...

Seasickness Stinks!

Seasickness Stinks! 6 tips to avoid seasickness! With the proper preparations and/or medications it doesn’t have to affect your day of sailing. Read More...

Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School

Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School - Key Largo, FL We are an award winning ASA sailing school offering live aboard ASA sailing classes and sailing charters in the beautiful Florida Keys and the Bahamas. During a typical sailing vacation, we mix in some snorkeling, some sailing, some fishing, some kayaking and some relaxing. Learn to sail at your own pace surrounded by turquoise waters and the smell of the open sea. We offer customized live aboard sailing courses for couple. For a better overall … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School 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...
ASA Sailing School, Sail Montauk, NY

Sail Montauk

Sail Montauk - Montauk, NY Sail Montauk is Montauk’s only ASA accredited school. We offer public and private sailing courses in Lake Montauk and the Block Island Sound. We teach aboard a fleet of Catalina 22s, which are great for beginners and fine tuning your sailing skills. All of our instructors have years of experience sailing and teaching, and all are USCG Captains. Sail Montauk offers a chance to kick off your sailing career on the beautiful waters of Montauk, … Continue reading Sail Montauk Read More...

Seasickness Stinks!

Seasickness Stinks! 6 tips to avoid seasickness! With the proper preparations and/or medications it doesn’t have to affect your day of sailing. 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...

The Sailing Surgeon

The Sailing Surgeon John Martin is a guy who knows how to live life. A retired surgeon who has sailed around the world, Martin has over 48,000 nautical miles under his belt and he’s still sailing all the time. 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!