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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

Over 300 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.

Sailing Challenge App

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

The Pirates Lair
Find ASA Merchandise @ The Pirates Lair

ASA Merchandise
@ The Pirates Lair

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Cruising Quiz 2

Cruising Quiz

Cruising Quiz There’s still some time to do some cruising folks! September & October are often great times to make that mini voyage – less crowds and fair weather! Read More...

New York Sailing Center

New York Sailing Center - City Island, NY "The 'boutique' school, where we give you MORE of what you go to sailing school for!"SM We offer a wide range of courses from Basic to Bareboat and beyond. Need to start from scratch, or get a serious refresher? Our fun and comprehensive Start Sailing course (ASA 101) is offered frequently at our City Island base from April through October. Need to step it up a notch? Take one of our cruising or navigation courses locally this season (103-106). Want to vacation while doing it? Join one of our instructional sailing vacations in the Mediterranean or Caribbean in the fall or winter.Read More...
Lenny & Cindy Shabes Picking Up Trash

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor!

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor! Here at the American Sailing Association, the waters of our earth are obviously on the top of our priority list and we want to do our part to make things a little bit better. Read More...
Belize Sailing Vacations Flotilla

Islands of Belize

Islands of Belize Sailing with Belize Sailing Vacation's ASA certified instructors & crew offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore the spectacular paradise islands that Belize has to offer, aboard your own private luxury catamaran. Sail Read More...
David Whidden, Outstanding Instructor

A Sailor’s Life

A Sailor’s Life Growing up in St. Petersburg Florida David Whidden was surrounded by boats. As a kid, sailing held a particular mysterious romantic quality... Read More...

Belize Sailing Vacations

Belize Sailing Vacations - Belize Our experienced instructors deliver ASA sailing school material in a Safe, Fun, and Learning environment. We work with you to define a curriculum to meet your sail training needs. Belize Sailing Vacations offers sailing instruction in an informal, but thorough, delivery style where the Belize catamaran is our classroom and the beautiful Belize sailing our material for learning. 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 491,300 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!