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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.

Sailing Challenge App

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes
Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Seven Great Sailing Books

8 Great Sailing Books – Adventure Style!

8 Great Sailing Books – Adventure Style! These sailing books share some sailing stories that highlight the adventurous side of sailing & the sailors who push themselves & their boats to the limit! Read More...

Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School

Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School - St Petersburg, FL The future looks bright and we are happy with the course we’ve set. Cruising into the sunset or across the bay, Sailing Florida is about experiencing the natural beauty of Florida’s West Coast and the exhilaration of boating. Come join us for a bareboat or crewed charter – day or week long – so you can finally take that family vacation, sneak away for a romantic weekend, hold a special corporate event or team building … Continue reading Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School Read More...

8 Tips For the First Time Sailboat Racer

8 Tips For the First Time Sailboat Racer Here are eight tips for new racers that will make the challenge a bit more manageable and little less daunting Read More...
2017 Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla Departing from Bellingham, Washington, we sail the protected waters of the Salish Sea to the vibrant and colorful city of Victoria BC, tying up at famous Empress Hotel in the heart of the city. Enroute we anchor at secluded Read More...
Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries Over the past ten or fifteen years documentary films have become more and more popular and thankfully sailing has been the subject of more than a few of them. We sat down and thought about which five were perhaps the best. As usual we probably forgot one or two, but that’s where you folks come in! Read More...
Bill's Little Informal Sailboat School in Japan

Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School

Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School - Japan Since 2004, Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School (Bliss) has become an affordable small sailing school and resource center for those who want to enjoy local sailing and/or study for the Japan Small Vessel Operator’s Permit. 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.

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!