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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.

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

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"Your First Sail"

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ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising – What You’ll Learn

ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising – What You’ll Learn We dropped the anchor in about 15 feet of crystal clear water. From the dolphin striker, I could see the anchor chain all the way to the hook in the white sand. Fish darted below the boat as if they were accustomed to getting fed by the new arrivals. The four of us, my family, stood on the trampoline of the 48-foot catamaran and took in the scenery. An isolated cove in the Caribbean and it was all ours.  That was our first bareboat charter anchoring experience. It was life-changing. The dream trip to charter a boat and explore a … Continue reading ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising – What You’ll Learn Read More...
SailTime Virginia Beach

SailTime Virginia Beach

SailTime Virginia Beach - Norfolk, VA SailTime Virginia Beach is located at Willoughby Harbor Marina in Norfolk, and our advanced coursework is done on our larger boats out of Bay Point Marina, on Little Creek in Norfolk. The protected waters of Willoughby Bay are perfect for learning to sail. 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...

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor There are the obvious things you need when you go sailing, sunscreen, a hat, a windbreaker, non-skid shoes, and wind. However, what do you really need to be ready to head out on the water? These are a few sailing tips to keep you safe and that ensure that you have a fun time out on the water. Read More...
Canary Sail, Spain - ASA Certified Sailing School

Canary Sail – La Gomera

Canary Sail – La Gomera - Spain Canary Sail is the leading sail training and blue water cruising organization in the Canary Islands. The family-run business also offers comprehensive yacht charter and sailing vacation packages enabling sailors of all abilities to enjoy the year-round sunshine, delightful islands, wildlife-abundant waters and exhilarating wind of this beautiful Atlantic archipelago. 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.

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!