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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.

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Free Online Sailing Course - Your First Sail
Free Online Sailing Course - Your First Sail

Online Sailing Course
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Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

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Bite Size Lessons - VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels In this Bite Sized Lesson we take a look at common VHF radio channels and what they are used for. Read More...
Key West Sailing Academy, FL - ASA Certified Sailing School

Key West Sailing Academy

Key West Sailing Academy - Key West, FL If you’re seeking an exceptional experience above the average, Key West Sailing Academy is the right choice for you. We offer the discerning client an elegant & exclusive boutique experience immersed in our personalized service, unique style, and outstanding gourmet dining aboard exceptionally comfortable and well appointed vessels, in one of the most stunning settings in America. Read More...
Anchors Aweigh - Mushroom Anchor

Anchors Aweigh – When Anchors and Vegetables Meet

Anchors Aweigh – When Anchors and Vegetables Meet The mushroom anchor is named after its shape, it has its place in the anchoring universe, but is not really the anchor you’ll see on most cruising boats. Read More...
2016 Mallorca Flotilla - Sea Safaris Sailing School

2016 Sail the Coast of Mallorca

2016 Sail the Coast of Mallorca Explore the breathtakingly beautiful Balearic Island of Mallorca, drop the hook in hidden calas, dock at welcoming port, taste the unique Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy the legendary tourist attraction that is the City of Pa Read More...
Green Secrets for a Clean Boat

Green Secrets for a Clean Boat

Green Secrets for a Clean Boat We asked experts how they clean their boats and their advice might surprise you. When it comes to accomplishing the job here are a few universal truths. 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...
Green Secrets for a Clean Boat

Green Secrets for a Clean Boat

Green Secrets for a Clean Boat We asked experts how they clean their boats and their advice might surprise you. When it comes to accomplishing the job here are a few universal truths. Read More...

Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia

Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA Since 1993 Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia has introduced thousands to the joys of sailing.  You will Learn to sail with confidence on the historic Delaware River Water front in Center City Philadelphia.Our courses are designed to offer students maximum time on the water. 
Our Instructors are United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains and certified by the
 American Sailing Association. Read More...
Docking Under Power, Part 1 – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills Docking Under Power – Drills, a new video in the Docking Made Easy educational series aims to remove the anxiety of docking a sailboat under power. Read More...
Modern Sailing - ASA Certified Sailing School

Modern Sailing School & Club

Modern Sailing School & Club - Sausalito, CA Since 1983, Modern Sailing School & Club has been introducing people to sailing from our headquarters in Sausalito, California. Even if you have never set foot on a boat, we can teach you everything you need to know to build a strong foundation in this rewarding and life long sport. Read More...

What’s a Float Plan?

What’s a Float Plan? Sailing involves Mother Nature and that can sometimes trigger a change in plans. For that reason, we strongly advocate the use of a “float plan.” Read More...

Erie Islands Sailing School

Erie Islands Sailing School - Port Clinton, OH The protected waters of Sandusky Bay offer the novice sailor a great place to learn the basics. The proximity of Lake Erie and the destinations of Kelleys Island, Put-in-Bay and the Bass Islands provide fun and challenging sailing for those taking the Bareboat Chartering and Advanced Cruising Classes. There is also the opportunity to cruise across the Lake to international ports in Canada. Read More...
Anchors Aweigh - Mushroom Anchor

Anchors Aweigh – When Anchors and Vegetables Meet

Anchors Aweigh – When Anchors and Vegetables Meet The mushroom anchor is named after its shape, it has its place in the anchoring universe, but is not really the anchor you’ll see on most cruising boats. Read More...
Canary Sail, Spain - ASA Certified Sailing School

Canary Sail – Tenerife

Canary Sail – Tenerife - Spain Canary Sail is the leading sail training and blue water cruising organization in the Canary Islands. The family-run business also offers comprehensive yacht charter and sailing vacation packages enabling sailors of all abilities to enjoy the year-round sunshine, delightful islands, wildlife-abundant waters and exhilarating wind of this beautiful Atlantic archipelago. Read More...
Cruise Abaco Testimonial

Cruise Abaco Kudos

Cruise Abaco Kudos We recently heard from Edward Bucklin Jr who had some wonderful things to say about one of our ASA Certified Sailing Schools - Cruise Abaco... Read More...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 476,200 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of schools in the United States.

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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

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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!