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Free Online Sailing Course - Your First Sail
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Hypothermia - ASA Bite Sized Lessons

Bite Sized Lessons : Hypothermia

Bite Sized Lessons : Hypothermia In this lesson we take a look at some of the do's and don'ts when it comes to hypothermia and how to prevent a life-threatening situation. Read More...
Lets Go Sailing, TX

Let’s Go Sailing – Seabrook

Let’s Go Sailing – Seabrook - Seabrook, TX Come see us in Seabrook, TX. We are the only school on the North Shore of Clear Lake and the closest school to Houston.  We enjoy teaching and have been supporting the Lake, Bay, Bayous and Gulf of Mexico since 1988, the oldest school in the area. Our school offers all ASA level classes from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising along with the Catamaran certification. Read More...
The Mercy

Could The Mercy Be the Best Sailing Film Ever?

Could The Mercy Be the Best Sailing Film Ever? The Mercy is about the 1968 solo around the world race where sailing novice Donald Crowhurst lost his mind. It has a strong cast that includes Colin Firth. Read More...
South Coast Sailing Adventures - Cuba Flotilla 2017

Rally to Cuba

Rally to Cuba Tantalizingly close but frozen in a bygone era, Cuba's cobblestone streets and deep-rooted culture are as inviting as the people. This is a special moment in history when you can still explore a place that has remained isolat Read More...
Mike Rice - ASA Certified Sailing Instructor

Safety At Sea – A Sailing Instructors Perspective

Safety At Sea – A Sailing Instructors Perspective We talked to Mike Rice, an eight time recipient of the ASA's Outstanding Instructor honor, about his views on sailing safety at sea. Read More...

Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico

Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico - Mexico We are located in beautiful Puerto Vallarta Mexico. Banderas Bay where the jungle meets the sea is the premier sailing location for both racing and cruising in all of Mexico. We have been teaching and certifying for the A.S.A. for over 25 years. Our graduates are successfully sailing all over the world and loving it. Our boats are professionally maintained with up to date safety equipment and gear. With fresh breezes and some of the … Continue reading Captain Kupps’ Ocean Adventures-Mexico Read More...



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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.

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