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Over 350 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
"Your First Sail"


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ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons If you need a sample of what a resume should look like you would look no further than the background of Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey. A few highlights include retired Navy Captain, C-130 Aircraft Navigator, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, ASA Instructor and USCG Master since 2006.  She is the co-founder of Sail Solomons and an ASA Oustanding Instructor.  More importantly, she loves sharing her love of sailing with everyone. Perhaps the most important thing to know about Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey is her belief that sailing is for everyone, “ Sailing knows no age, no race or religion, no wealth category.  I’ve seen … Continue reading ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons Read More...

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club

Tradewinds Sailing School & Club - Richmond, CA Tradewinds Sailing School has a program for sailors at any level who are serious about gaining the foundation knowledge of sailing and continuing on to become a competent sailor. Read More...

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads Alright! It’s here, the summer has arrived and there is much sailing to be done. And after a day on the water, what’s better than relaxing on the foredeck (maybe even a hammock?) and reading a book about sailing. Here’s a list in no particular order that are worth the effort. Read More...
2020 Gulf Islands of British Columbia Flotilla

The Gulf Islands of British Columbia

The Gulf Islands of British Columbia The San Juan Islands of northwest Washington and the adjacent Vancouver Island of British Columbia are a cruising paradise. These islands boast sheltered waters, magnificent marine parks, quiet villages and an abundance of m Read More...
DAN Boater Partnership with ASA

ASA “Rafts Up” with DAN Boater

ASA “Rafts Up” with DAN Boater The American Sailing Association (ASA) has teamed up with DAN Boater, the world’s premier travel safety association, as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing boater safety. As a result of the alliance, ASA members can now purchase annual DAN Boater family memberships for $50, a 50% savings off the normal cost, and all ASA members will receive complimentary copies of DAN Boater’s digital travel health and safety guides. Read More...
Ducky Sailing School, Shanghai, China ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Ducky Sailing School

Ducky Sailing School - China Featuring Ducky 'boutique' style ASA training sessions in Shanghai; Tailor-made workshops to entertain multi-level sailors needs. 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!