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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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Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

ASA iOS Sailing App
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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...

Dillon Marina Sailing School

Dillon Marina Sailing School - Dillon, CO Come to Dillon Marina's ASA Certified Sailing School and learn to sail with the pros. We will provide you with the knowledge and experience to enjoy sailing the challenging winds of Lake Dillon, rated one of the world's best sailing destinations. Our instructors have thousands of miles of combined sailing experience over decades of teaching and sailing professionally. Read More...

What’s a Float Plan?

What’s a Float Plan? Sailing involves Mother Nature and that can sometimes trigger a change in plans. For that reason, we strongly advocate the use of a “float plan.” Read More...
Flotilla, Martha’s Vineyard & the Cape Cod Islands

Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands

Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands Let’s go to Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands. Captained by ASA instructor who has sailed these waters for over 30 years. September is the BEST month to see these quaint New England villages. We will stay in the Read More...

8 Tips For the First Time Sailboat Racer

8 Tips For the First Time Sailboat Racer Here are eight tips for new racers that will make the challenge a bit more manageable and little less daunting 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...

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...

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...
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...

R&R Charters and Sail School

R&R Charters and Sail School - Grasonville, MD We own three boats, a Cal 22, a Hunter 28, and a new Beneteau Oceanis 41 for our 104 and 106 classes. Our beginning courses are taught over three days in the peaceful Chester River just off the Chesapeake Bay. For our 104 class we explore the calm rural anchorage areas of the Eastern Shore and visit Annapolis. Our 106 class does a Delmarva circumnavigation of approximately 450-500 nm with lots of night and ocean sailing experience. Read More...
Docking Under Power, Part 1 – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills Docking Under Power – Drills, a new video in the Docking Made Easy educational series aims to remove the anxiety of docking a sailboat under power. Read More...

Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School

Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School - Key Largo, FL We are an award winning ASA sailing school offering live aboard ASA sailing classes and sailing charters in the beautiful Florida Keys and the Bahamas. During a typical sailing vacation, we mix in some snorkeling, some sailing, some fishing, some kayaking and some relaxing. Learn to sail at your own pace surrounded by turquoise waters and the smell of the open sea. We offer customized live aboard sailing courses for couple. For a better overall … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School 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...
Affordable Sailing School, Caribbean

Affordable Sailing School

Affordable Sailing School - Caribbean We offer exceptional private instructional courses on the highest quality yachts available: true crewed yachts with permanent crew. Our monohulls are crewed by couples. Couples teaching couples works beautifully. Our monohulls also include chef service, so you will enjoy delicious cuisine tailored to your preferences, but also have all your time and energy available for learning and enjoying the Caribbean! Read More...
Spring Checklist

7 To-Dos on the Spring Checklist!

7 To-Dos on the Spring Checklist! The snow is in our proverbial wake and now it's time to get at that pre-launch spring checklist. Here are seven big ones that should be considered before your first sail. Read More...

The ASA

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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!

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!