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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.

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New GO SAILING Mobile App

New ASA Catamaran Textbook

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

ASA iOS Sailing App
ASA iOS Sailing App

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David Whidden, Outstanding Instructor

A Sailor’s Life

A Sailor’s Life Growing up in St. Petersburg Florida David Whidden was surrounded by boats. As a kid, sailing held a particular mysterious romantic quality... Read More...
Grace Harbor Watersports, NC - ASA Certified Sailing School

Grace Harbor Watersports

Grace Harbor Watersports - Oriental, NC Sailing out of River Dunes Marina we specialize in easy going sailing courses that are specifically tailored to meet your unique needs. We offer multi-day liveaboard and day courses on many ASA levels from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising and Catamaran certifications. These can be accomplished as private, couples, or group classes. Read More...
Bite Sized Lesson - Deciphering Tell Tales

Bite Sized Lessons : Deciphering Tell Tales…

Bite Sized Lessons : Deciphering Tell Tales… Learn how tell tales behave in different conditions, and how to use them to keep your sails trimmed efficiently. 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...
Cruise Abaco Testimonial

Cruise Abaco Kudos

Cruise Abaco Kudos We recently heard from Edward Bucklin Jr who had some wonderful things to say about one of our ASA Certified Sailing Schools - Cruise Abaco... Read More...

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream!

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream! - LTD Sailing – ‘Living the Dream!’ is the premier sailing school in the Caribbean, offering 7 & 10 day ‘Cruise and Learn’ vacations. We can also customize private courses to accommodate your specific sailing goals. Our instructors are the best in the industry and we only use top quality, modern charter boats from the best charter companies. We offer both monohull & catamaran certification courses. Learn to sail with the best while enjoying an unforgettable Caribbean sailing vacation! Read More...



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!


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!