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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

ASA 104 Collection
ASA 104 Collection

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ASA 104 Collection

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

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...

SailTime Annapolis Sailing Academy

SailTime Annapolis Sailing Academy - Annapolis, MD SailTime Annapolis is proud to offer our sailing school services to both members and non-members of SailTime Annapolis. We are located at Horn Point Harbor Marina at the mouth of Back Creek. At SailTime Annapolis you will find experienced, professional teachers, new yachts, and the flexibility to work with your busy schedule. Whether you are a first time sailor or an experienced salt, we have a course that will cater to your needs as a … Continue reading SailTime Annapolis Sailing Academy Read More...
Key West Sunset

Sailing in Key West after the Hurricane

Sailing in Key West after the Hurricane Many have heard the tales of destruction that hurricane Irma left in her wake. At this time, Key West is getting back to normal and preparing for a busy spring. Come on down and enjoy a sailing adventure and the beautiful sunsets! Read More...
Belize Sailing Vacations Flotilla

Islands of Belize

Islands of Belize Sailing with Belize Sailing Vacation's ASA certified instructors & crew offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore the spectacular paradise islands that Belize has to offer, aboard your own private luxury catamaran. Sail Read More...

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1)

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1) Scott Elles got the sailing bug at age 50, got certified to ASA 101,103, 104, 114 and a year later he signed up for the Clipper Round the World Race! Read More...
Bill's Little Informal Sailboat School in Japan

Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School

Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School - Japan Since 2004, Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School (Bliss) has become an affordable small sailing school and resource center for those who want to enjoy local sailing and/or study for the Japan Small Vessel Operator’s Permit. Read More...

The ASA

Home-The-ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 504,000 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!