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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.

ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program
ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program

ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program

Sailing Challenge Desktop
Sailing Challenge Desktop

Sailing Challenge Desktop Version

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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ASA Events

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Plastic Pollution Purge
Plastic Pollution Purge

Plastic Pollution Purge

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Dressed to Not Kill

Dressed to Not Kill Do you think there are enough apparel companies out there, that care about the ocean, to enable us to dress a person entirely in clothing made from recycled plastics? Read More...
ASA Certified Sailing School - Black Rock Sailing School, RI

Black Rock Sailing School – Warwick

Black Rock Sailing School – Warwick - Warwick, RI Having earned national recognition as “ASA Outstanding School” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (every year that this award was offered since we opened our doors in 2008) and “ASA Outstanding Instructor” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2), we feel that it is safe to say that we are “New England’s Foremost Sailing School!Read More...

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads Alright! It’s here, the summer has arrived and there is much sailing to be done. And after a day on the water, what’s better than relaxing on the foredeck (maybe even a hammock?) and reading a book about sailing. Here’s a list in no particular order that are worth the effort. Read More...
2018 San Juan Islands Flotilla

The San Juan & Vancouver Islands

The San Juan & Vancouver Islands The San Juan Islands of northwest Washington and the adjacent Vancouver Island of British Columbia are a cruising paradise. These islands boast sheltered waters, magnificent marine parks, quiet villages and an abundance of m Read More...
Laura Dekker Interview, Part 2

Laura Dekker Interview, Part 2

Laura Dekker Interview, Part 2 ASA sits down with Laura Dekker an articulate, soft spoken, thoughtful young lady whose wisdom belies her years. At the age of 16, after a five hundred and eighteen day journey, she would become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Read More...
Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (BOSS), St Vincent - ASA Certified Sailing School

Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (BOSS)

Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (BOSS) - Caribbean Barefoot Offshore Sailing School (B.O.S.S.) is the longest-established (more than 20 years) and most active American Sailing Association (ASA) sailing school in the south-eastern Caribbean. BOSS is a subsidiary of Barefoot Yacht Charters, owned and run by folks who have been sailing and living here for more than 3 generations, and this gives us the unusual advantages of insight and local knowledge that most charter companies, no matter how experienced, simply cannot offer. Read More...

The ASA

Home-The-ASA

The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 515,000 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!