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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.

Women On The Water
Women On The Water

Women On The Water

Summer Sailstice
June 22, 2019

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"

ASA Events
ASA Events

ASA Events Calendar

Plastic Pollution Purge
Plastic Pollution Purge

Plastic Pollution Purge

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

ASA's Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz Do we really know how much plastic is on our ocean? We love to sail but do we know enough about what is beneath the surface of the water that we enjoy? Take this quick quiz on what lies beneath the surface as well as what gets into the ocean. Read More...

Sail Away Sailing School

Sail Away Sailing School - Minneapolis, MN We take pride in excellent customer service, conducting classes, cruises and coaching in Minnesota, the Great Lakes, and Caribbean. Lead instructor is Captain Joan GiImore, who holds a master's degree in adult learning styles and has been an Instructor Evaluator for ASA since 2000, training instructors in the U.S., Japan and Caribbean. The former ASA Education Coordinator now serves on three non-profit sailing boards and writes articles for Sailing and other national magazines. Read More...
plastic free ocean

Plastic Items You Can Stop Bringing Onboard Today

Plastic Items You Can Stop Bringing Onboard Today Maybe our last article about plastic in the ocean scared you a bit, but now that you know what’s going on, it’s time to get motivated. The good news is that little changes in our day-to-day lives can have a big collective impact on reducing the plastic flowing into the ocean, and you’d be surprised how easy it is to form new habits. Here are some single-use plastic items you can easily swap out with reusable products so you’re not adding to the problem. 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...
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...
Fair Winds Sailing Greece ~ ASA Certified Sailing School

Fair Winds Sailing Greece

Fair Winds Sailing Greece - Greece Fair Winds Sailing Greece is located in Corfu Island - one of the finest destinations in the Med with lots of sailing options in the Ionian Sea. The west Greek mainland and the Ionian Islands form an extensive coastline that provides countless protected bays and beaches of rare beauty, ideal for swimming, snorkeling and scuba diving. 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 522,000 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!