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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

Sailing Challenge App

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Cruising Quiz 2

Cruising Quiz

Cruising Quiz There’s still some time to do some cruising folks! September & October are often great times to make that mini voyage – less crowds and fair weather! Read More...

Big Water Sailing School

Big Water Sailing School - Starr, SC Big Water Sailing School is the perfect place to learn the beautiful art of sailing. We have been a certified ASA teaching facility since 1999. It's hard to beat our location along the southern end of Lake Hartwell, South Carolina. We enjoy the largest open expanse of water on Lake Hartwell to provide sailors with excellent open water conditions for great sailing. Read More...
What's In A Rig, Wing Sail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail Although wingsails have risen to the limelight with the America’s Cup now employing the technology across the board, they are in no way a brand new concept. 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...
Historic Skippers

Top 5 Historic Skippers of All Time

Top 5 Historic Skippers of All Time There were many other unknown historic skippers that forged paths for these more famous sailors but we’re just having a bit of fun here so roll with it... Read More...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Spa

Beaches Ocho Rios Resort & Spa - 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 ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 486,500 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!