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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.

Plastic Pollution Purge
Plastic Pollution Purge

Plastic Pollution Purge

Catamaran Video
Catamaran Video

Docking Made Easy
NEW Catamaran Video

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

500k Certified Sailors

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s premiere sail education authority, announced today that it recently exceeded the major milestone of certifying half a million sailors. Read More...

Sail Solomons

Sail Solomons - Solomons, MD Our racing and cruising and chartering experience enables us to target the training to our student’s particular requirements. We truly love our jobs, but we take our sailing seriously so you will be safe on the water. Read More...
New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions for Sailors

New Years Resolutions for Sailors Ah yes, the dawn of a new year. The slate is sparkling clean – you can now be the person you always wanted to be. Shake the Etch a Sketch and start anew. With the introduction in place, here are 5 New Years resolutions for the sailing breed. Feel free to add your own in … Continue reading New Years Resolutions for Sailors Read More...
Flotilla, Martha’s Vineyard & the Cape Cod Islands

2018 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla

2018 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla Let’s go to Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands! Captained by an ASA instructor who has sailed these waters for over 30 years. September is the BEST month to see these quaint New England villages. We will stay in t Read More...
Sailing in Winter

5 Ways to Keep (sort of) Sailing During the Winter!

5 Ways to Keep (sort of) Sailing During the Winter! We mustn’t let natural obstacles, such as low temperatures and snow, completely keep us from what we hold dear - sailing! Read More...

Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico

Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico - Mexico We are located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Banderas Bay where the jungle meets the sea is the premier sailing location for both racing and cruising in all of Mexico. We have been teaching and certifying for the A.S.A. for over 25 years. Our graduates are successfully sailing all over the world and loving it. Our boats are professionally maintained with up to date safety equipment and gear. With fresh breezes and some of the … Continue reading Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico Read More...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 508,000 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!