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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

Plastic Pollution Purge
Plastic Pollution Purge

Plastic Pollution Purge

2018 Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes
2018 Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

Hands Across The Sea
Caribbean Sweepstakes

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"

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

Adidas Terrex Climacool Boat Parley Shoes

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...
Griffin Sailing School, NY - ASA Certified Sailing School

Griffin Sailing School

Griffin Sailing School - Connelly, NY Sailing the Hudson River with Griffin Sailing School (GSS) is time well spent. We offer training in inland, coastal, and offshore sailing, providing a broad range of sailing knowledge to our graduates. Whether you’re a beginner or a “salty” sailor, a cruiser or a racer, you’ll learn to sail comfortably and safely. We guarantee you'll benefit from both the lectures and on-the-water training. We are a true sailing school! Read More...
5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way

5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way

5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way With summer in full bloom, I sit here on a mooring thinking… What are some things I’ve learned the hard way on this boat? There are more than this but this is what I came up with today. Feel free to share your own if you’re not too proud. Read More...
South Coast Sailing - BVI Flotilla, Winter 2017

BVI December Flotilla

BVI December Flotilla Discover why the “Christmas Winds” make December in the British Virgin Islands a sailing mecca! There is no better opportunity than our annual flotilla to expand your sailing skills, navigate to idyllic shores, and of co 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...
Canary Sail, Spain - ASA Certified Sailing School

Canary Sail – Tenerife

Canary Sail – Tenerife - 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 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!