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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

Arabella BVI Tour
Arabella BVI Tour

BVI Tour on Arabella

Hands Across The Sea Caribbean Sweepstakes

Hands Across The Sea
Sweepstakes

New Member Benefits
New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits

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"

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

The Charter Quiz

The Charter Quiz Do you have the urge to put your sailing education to use on a bareboat charter? Are you considering a crewed charter? Test your knowledge with this quick and fun charter quiz to give you some of ideas during the planning process of your sailing vacation. Read More...

Charleston Sailing School

Charleston Sailing School - Charleston, SC Charleston Sailing School & Yacht Charters specializes in creating unique yachting adventures. A steady sea breeze flows through our historic harbor providing ideal conditions year-round. From our location downtown at the Charleston City Marina we offer a fleet of sail and power yachts available for Sailing Lessons, Private Yacht Charters, and Bareboat Charters with direct access to Charleston Harbor, the ICW, and the Atlantic Ocean. Since our inception in 2004 we have grown to provide unparalleled service with the best options at every pricepoint. Stop Dreaming, Start Sailing! Read More...

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor There are the obvious things you need when you go sailing, sunscreen, a hat, a windbreaker, non-skid shoes, and wind. However, what do you really need to be ready to head out on the water? These are a few sailing tips to keep you safe and that ensure that you have a fun time out on the water. Read More...
Martha's Vineyard / Bermuda Flotilla

Martha’s Vineyard / Bermuda Flotilla

Martha’s Vineyard / Bermuda Flotilla Sailing from Martha’s Vineyard, Massachusetts to Bermuda aboard a luxury, blue water cruising yacht offers you the ultimate live-aboard sailing experience! Perfect for students seeking experience in between courses or sailo Read More...

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons If you need a sample of what a resume should look like you would look no further than the background of Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey. A few highlights include retired Navy Captain, C-130 Aircraft Navigator, Oceanographer, Meteorologist, ASA Instructor and USCG Master since 2006.  She is the co-founder of Sail Solomons and an ASA Oustanding Instructor.  More importantly, she loves sharing her love of sailing with everyone. Perhaps the most important thing to know about Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey is her belief that sailing is for everyone, “ Sailing knows no age, no race or religion, no wealth category.  I’ve seen … Continue reading ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Lisa Batchelor Frailey, Sail Solomons Read More...
SeaHorse Sailing School - ASA Certified Sailing School

Seahorse Sailing School

Seahorse Sailing School - Learn to ride the waves with SeaHorse Sailing School, the Caribbean’s newest and freshest ASA accredited sailing school, based in Grenada. We are dedicated to teaching and aim to enable people to become safe, confident and competent sailors. Read More...

The ASA

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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!