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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.

Women On The Water
Women On The Water

Women On The Water

ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program
ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program

ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program

Sailing Challenge Desktop
Sailing Challenge Desktop

Sailing Challenge Desktop Version

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"

ASA Events
ASA Events

ASA Events Calendar

Plastic Pollution Purge
Plastic Pollution Purge

Plastic Pollution Purge

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

ASA's Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz Do we really know how much plastic is on our ocean? We love to sail but do we know enough about what is beneath the surface of the water that we enjoy? Take this quick quiz on what lies beneath the surface as well as what gets into the ocean. Read More...
SmarterSail, FL

SmarterSail

SmarterSail - St Petersburg, FL Fun, Learning and Safety!  We know that everyone requires all three to grasp the sailing fundamentals. We are experienced sailors and ASA Outstanding Instructors who know how to tune in to each sailor’s individual learning style. SmarterSail is a school that specializes in private sailing lessons for couples, friends & families. The majority of our courses are liveaboard where the instructor departs after the lessons so you can enjoy the beauty & serenity of water life entre nous. Read More...
Adidas Terrex Climacool Boat Parley Shoes

Dressed to Not Kill

Dressed to Not Kill Do you think there are enough apparel companies out there, that care about the ocean, to enable us to dress a person entirely in clothing made from recycled plastics? Read More...
South Coast Sailing - BVI Flotilla, Summer 2017

BVI Summer Flotilla

BVI Summer Flotilla Warm island sun and the lazy days of summer call for a getaway like no other. The charm of the British Virgin Island lies in discovering each pristine island in this volcanic archipelago. With lively culture and history on t Read More...

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads Alright! It’s here, the summer has arrived and there is much sailing to be done. And after a day on the water, what’s better than relaxing on the foredeck (maybe even a hammock?) and reading a book about sailing. Here’s a list in no particular order that are worth the effort. Read More...

Hong Kong Catamaran Club

Hong Kong Catamaran Club - Hong Kong Established in 2008, the Hong Kong Catamaran Club (CATA) was the first ASA affiliate sailing school in Hong Kong. Sea sports are possible in Hong Kong year-round, as the wind and weather are mild, and we have clear sandy beaches for swimming and deep water sailing. CATA has trained 20+ sailing instructors and over 550 students from local, Mainland China, Asia, Europe and USA, aged 13 to 65 from the basic course through to the advanced. 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 515,000 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!