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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Bite Sized Lessons : Apparent Wind

Bite Sized Lessons : Apparent Wind In this lesson we take a look at some sailing terminology used when talking about wind. Learn what an easterly wind is and the difference between onshore and offshore breezes. Read More...

Island Dreamer Sailing School

Island Dreamer Sailing School - Miami, FL Join us in Miami and the Florida Keys for an all-inclusive, multi-day liveaboard trip or a private daytime class. We specialize in teaching couples and most of our trips are taught by couples who are both captains and instructors. All ASA levels from Basic Keelboat to Offshore Passagemaking and Catamaran certification are offered. We offer easy going instruction in the clear, calm waters of Biscayne Bay; or sail with us in the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean and Greece. Make memories that you will treasure for a lifetime. Read More...
The Mercy

Could The Mercy Be the Best Sailing Film Ever?

Could The Mercy Be the Best Sailing Film Ever? The Mercy is about the 1968 solo around the world race where sailing novice Donald Crowhurst lost his mind. It has a strong cast that includes Colin Firth. Read More...
2018 San Juan Islands Flotilla

The San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands

The San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands The San Juan Islands of northwest Washington and the adjacent Gulf Islands of British Columbia are a cruising paradise. These unspoiled islands boast sheltered waters, magnificent marine parks, quiet villages and an abundanc Read More...

Top 5 Ways You Know You’re a Cruiser Not a Racer

Top 5 Ways You Know You’re a Cruiser Not a Racer Two common types of sailor are "The Racer" and the "The Cruiser" and there are some clear distinctions that separate the two... Read More...

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream!

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream! - LTD Sailing is the designated sailing school for Sunsail in the Southern Caribbean. Sunsail recognizes the quality instruction that we provide to our students and we are happy to offer classes on the best boats in the industry. We are charter brokers for Sunsail and can help you book your next vacation on a Sunsail or Moorings boat. Ready to buy ? We are international yacht brokers for the Multihull Company and 5 Oceans Marine Group. We offer private courses on your own yacht, as well. From beginner to boat owner, we can help! 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!