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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.

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ASA Featured Instructor: Tibor Van den Wildenbergh, Victoria Sailing School

ASA Featured Instructor: Tibor Van den Wildenbergh, Victoria Sailing School Tibor learned to sail through the Victoria Sailing School, from its founder, Jim Cook. Since then he has been sailing and racing extensively. You can find him at Chatfield racing nearly every Wednesday night during the season. He currently teaches basic on the water courses, as well as a Diesel Maintenance Course, and Racing and Spinnaker courses. Tibor Van den Wildenbergh is this month’s Featured Instructor. Read More...

Annapolis Sailing School

Annapolis Sailing School - Annapolis, MD Very early in the history of Annapolis Sailing School we realized that the best way to learn to sail was by sailing. All of our instruction, whether introductory or advanced, reflects this commitment to hands on, experience-based learning. Read More...
500k Certified Sailors

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s premiere sail education authority, announced today that it recently exceeded the major milestone of certifying half a million sailors. Read More...
plastic free ocean

Plastic Items You Can Stop Bringing Onboard Today

Plastic Items You Can Stop Bringing Onboard Today Maybe our last article about plastic in the ocean scared you a bit, but now that you know what’s going on, it’s time to get motivated. The good news is that little changes in our day-to-day lives can have a big collective impact on reducing the plastic flowing into the ocean, and you’d be surprised how easy it is to form new habits. Here are some single-use plastic items you can easily swap out with reusable products so you’re not adding to the problem. Read More...
Pear River Sailing School, Guangzhou, China ~ ASA Certified Sailing School

Pear River Sailing School

Pear River Sailing School - China The Pear River Sailing School is a sailing training institution on the Zhujiang River in Guangzhou. The club is located near the Xinzhou Wharf in the eastern part of Guangzhou. 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.

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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!