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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Hypothermia - ASA Bite Sized Lessons

Bite Sized Lessons : Hypothermia

Bite Sized Lessons : Hypothermia In this lesson we take a look at some of the do's and don'ts when it comes to hypothermia and how to prevent a life-threatening situation. Read More...

The Sailing Academy

The Sailing Academy - Tracey's Landing, MD The Sailing Academy, formerly “Capitol Sailboat Club” has been introducing people to sailing for many years. Our teaching method is more like on the water coaching than simply taking a class. The reason for this is simple; we started out as a Sailboat Club, not a school.  Our goal was to coach new sailors to become  proficient and confident so they could take our sailboats out on their own. Even though we have been an … Continue reading The Sailing Academy Read More...
Responding To An Emergency Quiz

Responding to an Emergency Quiz

Responding to an Emergency Quiz We all know we need nav lights for when the sun goes down but it’s important to understand what we are looking at when we see the lights on other boats. 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...
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...

Yachtpro Thailand

Yachtpro Thailand - Thailand Yachtpro was established in Phuket Thailand in 1999. It’s a combination of friendly professional instruction and spectacular location making learning to Sail in Paradise a unique experience. We teach from ASA 101 to ASA 108 and ASA 114. 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!