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

Free Online Sailing Course - "Your First Sail"

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ASA iOS Sailing App

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Sailing Movie Workshop - Chapter 5, Voice of Hope
Sailing Movie Workshop - Chapter 5, Voice of Hope

All Is Analyzed: Chapter 5, Voice Of Hope

Anchors Aweigh - Mushroom Anchor

Anchors Aweigh – When Anchors and Vegetables Meet

Anchors Aweigh – When Anchors and Vegetables Meet The mushroom anchor is named after its shape, it has its place in the anchoring universe, but is not really the anchor you’ll see on most cruising boats. Read More...

Biscayne Bay Sailing Academy

Biscayne Bay Sailing Academy - Miami, FL At Biscayne Bay, our mission is "learn to sail in a safe and fun environment" - Internationally acclaimed instructor, Tony Wall has 70,000 blue water miles worldwide experience and was voted ASA Instructor of the Year. We specialize in private and semi-private classes for two or more students, or specifically tailored to your needs aboard your own yacht. Read More...
Lenny & Cindy Shabes Picking Up Trash

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor!

Picking Up Trash Makes You a Better Sailor! Here at the American Sailing Association, the waters of our earth are obviously on the top of our priority list and we want to do our part to make things a little bit better. Read More...
Island Dreamer Flotilla Greece

2016 Saronic Gulf Islands Of Greece

2016 Saronic Gulf Islands Of Greece Learn the “ins and outs” of chartering in the Mediterranean on modern well-maintained yachts with male and female captains and ASA instructors. Practice med mooring, interpret Greek weather and navigate ancient Greek sail Read More...
Bite Sized Lesson - Deciphering Tell Tales

Bite Sized Lessons : Deciphering Tell Tales…

Bite Sized Lessons : Deciphering Tell Tales… Learn how tell tales behave in different conditions, and how to use them to keep your sails trimmed efficiently. Read More...

Dalian Sailing Club

Dalian Sailing Club - China Dalian Sailing Club is the first entity sailing club in Northeast China , was founded in 2008 .Now our club has the keel boat of 28 – 33 feet, catamaran of 36 feet ,more than 10 small boat , and so on. The club provides levels of certification 101,103,104,105. The club has to provide certification for nearly 200 people .To provide better service for sailing enthusiasts ,we will be more efforts . There were four … Continue reading Dalian Sailing Club Read More...
Green Secrets for a Clean Boat

Green Secrets for a Clean Boat

Green Secrets for a Clean Boat We asked experts how they clean their boats and their advice might surprise you. When it comes to accomplishing the job here are a few universal truths. Read More...

Boston Sailing Center

Boston Sailing Center - Boston, MA Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center has become the most popular sailing school and club in New England. The Center is open every day, 9am until sunset, during the regular season (early May through October). During the winter months we offer frostbite racing, navigation courses, seminars, and social activities. Read More...
Navigation Rules Quiz

Navigation Rules Quiz

Navigation Rules Quiz Nail our Navigation Rules quiz, based on the USCG Navigation Rules & Regulations Handbook, and hit the water with a little more confidence. Read More...

Port Sailing School – New Rochelle

Port Sailing School – New Rochelle - New Rochelle, NY Port Sailing School's, New Rochelle location is just 20 miles form NY City on Long Island Sound. We have confidence in you. After completing our 3-day beginner sailing course, you can skipper our boats at either of our two locations. Port Sailing rents more daysailers than any other NY area sailing school. 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...

Footloose Sailing Association

Footloose Sailing Association - Mercer Island, WA We offer sailing for disabled people, their friends, family and caregivers. We have boats and dock equipment that can accommodate their needs. For example we have 2 Martin 16s equipped with electric winches that can be skippered by high quadriplegics, and a davit system to lift disabled sailors in and out of the boats. Read More...

What’s a Float Plan?

What’s a Float Plan? Sailing involves Mother Nature and that can sometimes trigger a change in plans. For that reason, we strongly advocate the use of a “float plan.” Read More...

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream!

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream! - LTD Sailing – ‘Living the Dream!’ is the premier sailing school in the Caribbean, offering 7 & 10 day ‘Cruise and Learn’ vacations. We can also customize private courses to accommodate your specific sailing goals. Our instructors are the best in the industry and we only use top quality, modern charter boats from the best charter companies. We offer both monohull & catamaran certification courses. Learn to sail with the best while enjoying an unforgettable Caribbean sailing vacation! Read More...
Spring Checklist

7 To-Dos on the Spring Checklist!

7 To-Dos on the Spring Checklist! The snow is in our proverbial wake and now it's time to get at that pre-launch spring checklist. Here are seven big ones that should be considered before your first sail. 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!