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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.

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

Free Online Sailing Course - "Your First Sail"

Sailing Movie Workshop - Chapter 5, Voice of Hope
Sailing Movie Workshop - Chapter 5, Voice of Hope

All Is Analyzed: Chapter 5, Voice Of Hope

Spring Checklist

7 To-Do’s on the Spring Checklist!

7 To-Do’s on the Spring Checklist! The snow is in our proverbial wake and now it's time to get at that pre-launch spring checklist. Here are seven big ones that should be considered before your first sail. Read More...

North Texas Sailing School

North Texas Sailing School - Heath, TX The North Texas Sailing School has been in continuous service since its founding in 1975. We are located on the east shore of Lake Ray Hubbard in Heath, Texas. We utilize 12 boats in the service of sailing instruction and employ 10 certified sailing instructors on our staff. We are number one in course content and structure and place a strong emphasis on boat handling skills. 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...
Belize Sailing Vacations Flotilla

Cruise the Islands of Belize!

Cruise the Islands of Belize! Sailing with Belize Sailing Vacations' ASA certified instructors & crew offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore all the pristine island paradise that Belize has to offer aboard your own private luxury cata 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...

Virgin Island Sailing School

Virgin Island Sailing School - Caribbean In the Caribbean, the water is 78-82 and air, about the same with 10-15 knot breezes 340 days a year. We are based in St Thomas (which is more economical to fly in to) but spend most of our time island hopping in the BVIs. With so many islands, the majority of ocean swells are block making for fast, comfortable sailing. Students are limited to 6 per class and matched to our small but outstanding group of highly experienced instructors. Read More...

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...
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...
Lenny & Cindy Shabes Picking Up Trash

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor!

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor! Here at the American Sailing Association, the waters of our earth are obviously on the top of our priority list and we want to do our part to make things a little bit better. Read More...

Spinnaker Sailing – San Francisco

Spinnaker Sailing – San Francisco - San Francisco, CA Spinnaker Sailing has been in business for 35 years. and is located in one of the Best Marinas on the West Coast, South Beach Harbor. This location is perfect as the breeze is fresh, the water is flat and it's only 3 minutes from the boats berth to our teaching grounds...no long channels. Read More...
Navigation Rules Quiz

Navigation Rules Quiz

Navigation Rules Quiz Nail our Navigation Rules quiz, based on the USCG Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook, and hit the water with a little more confidence. Read More...
Lanier Sailing Academy - Lake Murray, SC

Lanier Sailing Academy – Lake Murray

Lanier Sailing Academy – Lake Murray - Columbia, SC Lanier Sailing Academy on Lake Murray, located in the heart of South Carolina just minutes from downtown Columbia, offers sailing courses and a sailing club in a fun environment. We offer Basic Keelboat, Basic Coastal Cruising and Coastal Navigation and our Happy Sails Club provides an economic way for basic keelboat graduates to develop their newly acquired skills. 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...
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...
Spring Checklist

7 To-Do’s on the Spring Checklist!

7 To-Do’s on the Spring Checklist! The snow is in our proverbial wake and now it's time to get at that pre-launch spring checklist. Here are seven big ones that should be considered before your first sail. Read More...

The ASA

Home-The-ASA

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!