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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

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5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup

5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup The America’s Cup on catamarans isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s 5 things that are kind of cool... Read More...
Lets Go Sailing, TX

Let’s Go Sailing – Seabrook

Let’s Go Sailing – Seabrook - Seabrook, TX Come see us in Seabrook, TX. We are the only school on the North Shore of Clear Lake and the closest school to Houston.  We enjoy teaching and have been supporting the Lake, Bay, Bayous and Gulf of Mexico since 1988, the oldest school in the area. Our school offers all ASA level classes from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising along with the Catamaran certification. Read More...
What's In A Rig, Wing Sail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail Although wingsails have risen to the limelight with the America’s Cup now employing the technology across the board, they are in no way a brand new concept. Read More...
South Coast Sailing Adventures - Cuba Flotilla 2017

Rally to Cuba

Rally to Cuba Tantalizingly close but frozen in a bygone era, Cuba's cobblestone streets and deep-rooted culture are as inviting as the people. This is a special moment in history when you can still explore a place that has remained isolat Read More...
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...

American Maritime Academy – Hurghada

American Maritime Academy – Hurghada - Egypt The American Maritime Academy was established in 2006 to provide a maritime educational program that is both in-depth and accessible to the average mariner whose aspirations revolve around power-boat and sailboat handling. Our strategic uniqueness in the Middle-East stems from the lack of comparable establishments, which cater to the booming yachting industry in the twelve Arab countries of the region. 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 491,300 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!