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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.

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New GO SAILING Mobile App

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Peter Isler, Sailing Challenge App

Peter Isler, America’s Cup Sailor, Sets New Record

Peter Isler, America’s Cup Sailor, Sets New Record Want to compete against the best sailor’s in the world? Now you can! Download the Sailing Challenge game and try to beat America’s Cup sailing legend Peter Isler’s time around the course! 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...
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...
2017 Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla Departing from Bellingham, Washington, we sail the protected waters of the Salish Sea to the city of Victoria BC, tying up at famous Empress Hotel in the heart of the city. Enroute we anchor at secluded Lopez Island for hiki Read More...
ASA E-Newsletter, June 2015

E-Newsletter Signup

E-Newsletter Signup Sign up today to receive our FREE E-Newsletter highlighting the latest ASA news, events, sweepstakes, and special offers. Read More...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort - Caribbean Beaches Sailing Fun has international recognition from the American Sailing Association with competent and highly trained Instructors who are meticulous on introducing beginners to Sailing in a resort setting. Our Sailing Program aboard a fleet of Laser Bug Performance, Hobie Wave, and Hobie Getaway that is perfect for Sailing. Read More...



The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 476,200 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!