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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"

Cruising Quiz 2

Cruising Quiz

Cruising Quiz There’s still some time to do some cruising folks! September & October are often great times to make that mini voyage – less crowds and fair weather! Read More...

Sailing Academy of Florida

Sailing Academy of Florida - Dania Beach, FL We offer a boutique sail training experience offering private and semi-private courses taught in a real cruising/voyaging style format. Think of us like a B&B on the water, along with award winning instruction, and knock your socks off itineraries. Based in South Florida, we re-position seasonally to the best cruising grounds based on temperature and weather patterns. Our Fall and Winter courses are taught from South Florida to the Out Islands of the Bahamas. Spring … Continue reading Sailing Academy of Florida Read More...
Bite Size Lessons - VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels In this Bite Sized Lesson we take a look at common VHF radio channels and what they are used for. Read More...
Western Canary Islands Flotilla

Western Canary Islands Flotilla

Western Canary Islands Flotilla Our one week cruise will enable you to explore the peaceful and stunning western Canary Islands. Visit Tenerife north, La Palma, El Hierr, La Gomera, and more. The days can be long, the winds can be challenging but our skippe 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...
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 American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 330+ 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!


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!