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5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup

5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup The America’s Cup on catamarans isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s 5 things that are kind of cool... Read More...

Florida Keys Sailing

Florida Keys Sailing - Marathon, FL “Hi…my name is GDub and I own Florida Keys Sailing. With exception to areas out of the United States, the Florida Keys is sailing in paradise. Those that come here do so to learn and find the catalyst to further dreams. I feel that my job is to open that door and help you find that moment, that unbelievable feeling that conveys- this is what life is really about, and if I don’t do it … Continue reading Florida Keys Sailing Read More...
Seven Great Sailing Books

8 Great Sailing Books – Adventure Style!

8 Great Sailing Books – Adventure Style! These sailing books share some sailing stories that highlight the adventurous side of sailing & the sailors who push themselves & their boats to the limit! Read More...
Flotilla, Martha’s Vineyard & the Cape Cod Islands

2017 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla

2017 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla Let’s go to Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands! Captained by an ASA instructor who has sailed these waters for over 30 years. September is the BEST month to see these quaint New England villages. We will stay in t Read More...
Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries Over the past ten or fifteen years documentary films have become more and more popular and thankfully sailing has been the subject of more than a few of them. We sat down and thought about which five were perhaps the best. As usual we probably forgot one or two, but that’s where you folks come in! Read More...
ASA Certified Sailing School - iYachtClub, St. Thomas, Virgin Islands

Charter House

Charter House - You deserve a sailing vacation where you are attended to and get the best expertise. At our school, you get to explore one of the best sailing grounds in the world: the Caribbean. Your journey will specifically focus on the beauty and diversity in the U.S. and British Virgin Islands (USVI and BVI). Charter House is the accredited school that oversees all the charter yachts, captains, and crew. These yacht charters are offered through our … Continue reading Charter House Read More...



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!


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!


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


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!