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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 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

ASA Sailing
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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...

Chariot Adventures

Chariot Adventures - Bellingham, WA The San Juan Islands of Washington state are the number two cruising destinations in the world. We enjoy the beauty of the islands as our students learn during their week-long class. We specialize in small classes and private couples classes. Captain Nate is known for his teaching style, sense of humor and great meals. 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...
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...
ASA E-Newsletter, June 2015

E-Newsletter Signup

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

Rob Swain Sailing School

Rob Swain Sailing School - Caribbean Rob Swain Sailing School is located in Tortola in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Founded 23 years ago by our lead instructor Rob Swain we pride ourselves in providing a complete experience. Whether you are learning to sail or wish to gain bareboat or coastal cruising certifications our ASA qualified instructors who are all experienced yachtsman and women will help you reach your goals. 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!