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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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Holiday Gift Guide For Sailors

The 2019 ASA Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Sailors

The 2019 ASA Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Sailors If you have a sailor in your life these are a few gift giving ideas that will make shopping for them much easier around the holidays. Read More...
Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC) - Certified ASA Sailing School

Los Angeles Yacht Club

Los Angeles Yacht Club - San Pedro, CA Offering beginning and advanced ASA certification courses, Los Angeles Yacht Club’s mission is to bring its sailing heritage and tradition to everyone. Our ASA certified instructors will teach you to sail our 22’ Capris safely and confidently over five, 4-hour lessons. Classes are offered Tuesday through Sunday in a group setting, with no more than three students per boat. Private and family lessons are also available. Read More...

The Charter Quiz

The Charter Quiz Do you have the urge to put your sailing education to use on a bareboat charter? Are you considering a crewed charter? Test your knowledge with this quick and fun charter quiz to give you some of ideas during the planning process of your sailing vacation. Read More...
Mallorca Flotilla 2018

Mallorca Flotilla

Mallorca Flotilla The Balearic Island of Mallorca has a lot to offer to sailors interested in a charter or a flotilla in the Mediterranean. Let our experienced flotilla leaders show you some exciting sailing to different ports of the island, Read More...

ASA Featured Instructor: Anne Alberg, San Juan Sailing School

ASA Featured Instructor: Anne Alberg, San Juan Sailing School ASA is encouraging women to get out on the water and, with that, we are highlighting the adventures of our women instructors as they lead expeditions around the world and spread the love and joy of sailing to as many people as possible. Captain Anne Alberg is currently sailing from Seattle to New Zealand aboard S/V Arctic Loon and we have profiled her journey in Women on the Water – The Journey of the Arctic Loon.  ASA asked Captain Anne Alberg of San Juan Sailing about sailing and her history with the lifestyle. She is this month’s Featured Instructor. Read More...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Spa

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Spa - Caribbean Beaches Sailing Fun has international recognition from the American Sailing Association with competent and highly trained Instructors who are meticulous on introducing beginners to Sailing in a resort setting. Our Sailing Program aboard a fleet of Laser Bug Performance, Hobie Wave, and Hobie Getaway that is perfect for Sailing. Read More...



The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 522,000 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!