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

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"Your First Sail"

Docking Made Easy Video - Fenders

Docking Made Easy: Fenders

Docking Made Easy: Fenders Hanging fenders is something we all have to do, but new sailors might be wondering about the correct way to accomplish this common task. So, for the newbies in the house, we’ve created a simple video that demonstrates just what to do. Read More...

St. Augustine Sailing

St. Augustine Sailing - St. Augustine, FL From basic to advanced courses, we can help you achieve your on-the-water goals! Located at St. Augustine’s premiere marina, St. Augustine Sailing has immediate access to both river and offshore experience. Read More...

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1)

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1) Scott Elles got the sailing bug at age 50, got certified to ASA 101,103, 104, 114 and a year later he signed up for the Clipper Round the World Race! Read More...
2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla

2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla

2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla The flotilla starts in Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world. Then you set sail for Croatia - a country with more than a thousand islands, where every island has its own story, customs and local festivities. Es Read More...
CrewWatcher MOB Alarm

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline CrewWatcher is a smart system that constantly checks if everyone is still on board using your phone and a beacon. In case of a man overboard, the app will automatically sound the alarm in 3 seconds and provide guidance to aid with recovery. Read More...
Rob Swain Sailing School - Caribbean

Swain Sailing School

Swain Sailing School - Caribbean Rob Swain Sailing School is located in Tortola in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Founded 23 years ago by our lead instructor Rob Swain we pride ourselves in providing a complete experience. Whether you are learning to sail or wish to gain bareboat or coastal cruising certifications our ASA qualified instructors who are all experienced yachtsman and women will help you reach your goals. Read More...



The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 504,000 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!