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

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ASA Boyan Slat Mega Expedition
Boyan Slat - The Ocean Cleanup

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition - Watch The Video
ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video See the ASA First 22 by Beneteau in action at the Annapolis Spring Boat Show thanks to SailTime! Read More...

Charleston Sailing School

Charleston Sailing School - Charleston, SC Charleston Sailing School & Yacht Charters specializes in creating unique yachting adventures. A steady sea breeze flows through our historic harbor providing ideal conditions year-round. From our location downtown at the Charleston City Marina we offer a fleet of sail and power yachts available for Sailing Lessons, Private Yacht Charters, and Bareboat Charters with direct access to Charleston Harbor, the ICW, and the Atlantic Ocean. Since our inception in 2004 we have grown to provide unparalleled service with the best options at every pricepoint. Stop Dreaming, Start Sailing! Read More...

The Sailing Surgeon

The Sailing Surgeon John Martin is a guy who knows how to live life. A retired surgeon who has sailed around the world, Martin has over 48,000 nautical miles under his belt and he’s still sailing all the time. Read More...

2015 ASA Renaissance Islands Flotilla

2015 ASA Renaissance Islands Flotilla It’s time to challenge your sailing skills in the Leeward Islands! Sail Anguilla, St Barthelemy, and St Maarten/St. Martin with us in November 2015. St Martin is the smallest territory in the world divided between two nati Read More...

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig What’s in a Rig Series #2 A variation on the last installment of What’s in a Rig (the sloop) is the Cutter Rig. Although it has gone through some changes through the course of history, the modern cutter rig is generally a set-up with two headsails. The forward sail is called the yankee and the … Continue reading What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig Read More...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa - Caribbean Beaches Sailing Fun has international recognition from the American Sailing Association with competent and highly trained Instructors who are meticulous on introducing beginners to Sailing in a resort setting. Our Sailing Program aboard a fleet of Laser Bug Performance, Hobie Wave, and Hobie Getaway that is perfect for Sailing. Read More...

ASA’s New Horizons – Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan

ASA’s New Horizons – Grand Traverse Bay, Lake Michigan We asked Rod Call from Great Lakes Sailing Company in Michigan about sailing in the gorgeous waters of the north. Read More...

Great Lakes Sailing Company

Great Lakes Sailing Company - Traverse City, MI We are located in some of the best sailing/cruising waters on the Great Lakes. In Traverse City, we have access to countless coves, beaches, islands, harbor towns and picturesque marinas to visit during a course or a charter. We have a fleet of 25 charter boats between 31' and 45'. After you graduate from our award winning ASA school, we will confidently send you and your crew out on one of them! Read More...

Sailing by the Lee

Sailing by the Lee Since he was a kid, Lee Pearce has been around the water and boats, but he didn’t discover sailing until he was around 30-years old, living in Florida. Pearce soon found his groove and realized he could be more than a part time instructor and took the plunge, starting his own sailing school! Read More...

Boston Sailing Center

Boston Sailing Center - Boston, MA Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center has become the most popular sailing school and club in New England. The Center is open every day, 9am until sunset, during the regular season (early May through October). During the winter months we offer frostbite racing, navigation courses, seminars, and social activities. Read More...
#SAILFIE Competition

#SAILFIE Competition 2015

#SAILFIE Competition 2015 Share your #SAILFIE with ASA for a chance to win one of five ASA Prize Bags stuffed with over $250 of sailing gear! Read More...

Port Sailing School

Port Sailing School - Port Washington, NY Port Sailing School is located on protected waters of Manhasset Bay just 20 miles form New York City. Our ASA beginner classes are held over three days and you solo sail on your last day! To build your confidence further we include two, four hour practice sails after completing the beginner course. Our dedicated staff is here to help you on and off the water from you first sail, to an overnight charter. We rent … Continue reading Port Sailing School Read More...
Mega Expedition Conclusion Video

ASA was in San Francisco for the conclusion of the Mega Expedition…

ASA was in San Francisco for the conclusion of the Mega Expedition… ASA was in San Francisco for the conclusion of the Mega Expedition... watch the video and find out how The Ocean Cleanup hope to fix the plastic pollution problem... Read More...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa - Caribbean Beaches Sailing Fun has international recognition from the American Sailing Association with competent and highly trained Instructors who are meticulous on introducing beginners to Sailing in a resort setting. Our Sailing Program aboard a fleet of Laser Bug Performance, Hobie Wave, and Hobie Getaway that is perfect for Sailing. Read More...

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig What’s in a Rig Series #2 A variation on the last installment of What’s in a Rig (the sloop) is the Cutter Rig. Although it has gone through some changes through the course of history, the modern cutter rig is generally a set-up with two headsails. The forward sail is called the yankee and the … Continue reading What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig Read More...

The ASA

Home-The-ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 467,000 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!