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Over 300 professional sailing schools around the world teach ASA courses.

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

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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...
Black Rock Sailing School

Black Rock Sailing School – Boston

Black Rock Sailing School – Boston - Boston, MA Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been nationally recognized as “ASA Outstanding School” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (every year this award was offered) AND “ASA Outstanding Instructor” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2). No other sailing school in New England has earned such recognition, and this puts our program in the top 1.5% of our competition world-wide! Read More...
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...
Island Dreamer Flotilla Greece

2016 Saronic Gulf Islands Of Greece

2016 Saronic Gulf Islands Of Greece Learn the “ins and outs” of chartering in the Mediterranean on modern well-maintained yachts with male and female captains and ASA instructors. Practice med mooring, interpret Greek weather and navigate ancient Greek sail 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...
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...
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...

Passion Yachts

Passion Yachts - Portland, OR Passion Yachts teaches on new modern Hunter sailboats with outboard/inboard power and tiller/wheel steering. Boat sizes range from 22 to 34 feet. See the complete Passion Yachts Fleet here. Passion Yachts will even teach students on their own boat if it is properly equipped. “Hands-on instruction” is paramount in Basic Sailing to Bareboat Cruising. We believe that students learn best when 60%-90% of the instruction is on the water. Our instruction is comprehensive, yet relaxed! … Continue reading Passion Yachts Read More...

Sailing: A Sport Like No Other

Sailing: A Sport Like No Other What sport, besides sailing, has a competition that lasts 9 months, comprises so many skills, involves life threatening peril, & demands incredible stamina. Read More...

Kingdom Yachts Sailing Club

Kingdom Yachts Sailing Club - Waleska, GA KYSC was the first ASA facility in Georgia, starting in 1983. Our primary location is located on a large private mountain lake in foothills of North Georgia. Just 20 minutes off of exit 20 on I 575. This quiet setting allows for a safe beginning experience because of the low boat traffic. As your skills grow, we will take you on to bigger waters and boats…from the Lakes, to the Coasts, to the Islands, to … Continue reading Kingdom Yachts Sailing Club 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...
Naos Yachts, CA

Naos Yachts

Naos Yachts - Marina del Rey, CA The Naos Yachts team consists of offshore, coastal and dinghy racers, as well as long distance cruisers. Our instructors are all ASA certified and we provide instruction on brand new Beneteau yachts and Lagoon catamarans. Read More...
ASA E-Newsletter, June 2015

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E-Newsletter Signup Sign up today to receive our FREE E-Newsletter highlighting the latest ASA news, events, sweepstakes, and special offers. Read More...

Belize Sailing Vacations

Belize Sailing Vacations - Belize Our experienced instructors deliver ASA sailing school material in a Safe, Fun, and Learning environment. We work with you to define a curriculum to meet your sail training needs. Belize Sailing Vacations offers sailing instruction in an informal, but thorough, delivery style where the Belize catamaran is our classroom and the beautiful Belize sailing our material for learning. 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...

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!