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Over 300 professional sailing schools around the world teach ASA courses.

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

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Peter Isler, Sailing Challenge App

Peter Isler, America’s Cup Sailor, Sets New Record

Peter Isler, America’s Cup Sailor, Sets New Record Want to compete against the best sailor’s in the world? Now you can! Download the Sailing Challenge game and try to beat America’s Cup sailing legend Peter Isler’s time around the course! Read More...
Florida Sailing & Cruising School, FL - ASA Certified Sailing School

Florida Sailing & Cruising School

Florida Sailing & Cruising School - Cape Coral, FL Florida Sailing & Cruising School is one of the oldest ASA schools in the country. We have been in business for 30 years, since 1984. Our courses are small and targeted to meet each student's goals. 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...
2017 Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla Departing from Bellingham, Washington, we sail the protected waters of the Salish Sea to the vibrant and colorful city of Victoria BC, tying up at famous Empress Hotel in the heart of the city. Enroute we anchor at secluded Read More...
Cruising Quiz 2

Cruising Quiz

Cruising Quiz There’s still some time to do some cruising folks! September and October are often great times to make that mini voyage – less crowds, still nice weather and a certain peace and tranquility that only autumn sailing can bring. Here’s a little quiz taken from ASA’s 104 text, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, to test your … Continue reading Cruising Quiz Read More...

Athens Sailing Academy

Athens Sailing Academy - Greece The Athens Sailing Academy is located in Athens Greece. We use the beautiful Greek Islands as our sailing back drop as we teach new students how to master sailing. The constant sunshine and easy winds make this an ideal location to learn how to sail. When the days sailing is over you will find your self on a new island every day, and a chance to explore the Greek islands while you learn how to sail. 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!