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Over 350 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.

North U Sail Trim Seminars
North U Sail Trim Seminars

North U Sail Trim Seminars

BVI Tour on Arabella

New Member Benefits
New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits

Catamaran Video
Catamaran Video

Docking Made Easy
NEW Catamaran Video

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

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GO SAILING

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ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Kira Maixner, Modern Sailing School

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Kira Maixner, Modern Sailing School Captain Kira currently teaches at Modern Sailing in Sausalito where the San Francisco Bay is her playground. She has been heavily involved in building a women’s sailing program and teaches a Wind & Woman course as well. She has been boating since she was a youngster and sailing since she moved to San Francisco 6 years ago. In December 2017, Kira began working towards earning her Captain’s License, which she earned in 2018, and began teaching at Modern Sailing School in the spring of 2018. While she enjoys teaching people from all walks of life, she is most passionate when … Continue reading ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Kira Maixner, Modern Sailing School Read More...

Windward Sailing School

Windward Sailing School - Amelia Island, FL Our sailing area offers deep water sailing in shore and offshore with easy access to the Atlantic. Our boats are docked on the ICW and we are able to sail right off the dock. Currents here are strong and offer challenging conditions, as well as pristine sailing areas. We have favorable winds and sail year-round. A student can expect to find an array of conditions and circumstances that would be useful for future sailing. Read More...

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Jenni Hellpap LTD Sailing

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Jenni Hellpap LTD Sailing Meet Jenni from the dock! She used to sail a little, now she sails a lot! Jenni is the perfect example of anyone who ever had a dream and worked hard to make it come true. She hails from land-locked Wisconsin but now sails on the Caribbean waters of Grenada & the Grenadines with LTD Sailing – “Living The Dream” Sailing School and beyond! She has her USCG Captains License as well as her RYA Yachtmaster certification. She teaches ASA 101 – ASA 114. Captain Jenni Hellpap is this month’s featured instructor. Read More...
Mallorca Flotilla 2018

Mallorca Flotilla

Mallorca Flotilla The Balearic Island of Mallorca has a lot to offer to sailors interested in a charter or a flotilla in the Mediterranean. Let our experienced flotilla leaders show you some exciting sailing to different ports of the island, Read More...
5 gyres plastic pollution scientists

Introducing 5 Gyres: Sailor Scientists Fighting Plastic Pollution

Introducing 5 Gyres: Sailor Scientists Fighting Plastic Pollution Sailors in every corner of the world are taking the ocean’s plastic problem into their own hands, or rather, into their own nets. Balloons, bags, bottles, ghost nets, and all kinds of plastic trash are being pulled out of the water by boaters everywhere, but what if we could do something more with all that trash? This is where 5 Gyres comes in. Named after the five swirling masses of plastic “soup” in the world’s oceans, 5 Gyres is a science-to-solutions organization collecting data on the millions of tons of plastic out in the big blue and using the results … Continue reading Introducing 5 Gyres: Sailor Scientists Fighting Plastic Pollution Read More...
Cloud Lake Water Sport Center, Kunming, China ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Cloud Lake Water Sport Center

Cloud Lake Water Sport Center - China Cloud Lake Sailing Club is located in the park 1903, an artificial lake. It is the largest artificial city lake with nearly Class I water quality in China. The average water depth is 1.4 meters. The lake is clear and bottomless. It is very suitable for learning and training of op sailing boat, sailboard, paddle board, etc. Read More...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 536,000 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!