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Free Online Sailing Course - Your First Sail

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Bite Size Lessons - VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels In this Bite Sized Lesson we take a look at common VHF radio channels and what they are used for. 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...
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...
Belize Sailing Vacations Flotilla

Cruise from Belize City to Guatemala

Cruise from Belize City to Guatemala Join Belize Sailing Vacations’ ASA certified instructors and crew on a spectacular sailing trip down the coast of Belize, ending up in the Rio Dulce in Guatemala. Belize Sailing Vacations offers you the ultimate opportunity 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...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Beaches Negril 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...
Cruise Abaco Testimonial

Cruise Abaco Kudos

Cruise Abaco Kudos We recently heard from Edward Bucklin Jr who had some wonderful things to say about one of our ASA Certified Sailing Schools - Cruise Abaco... Read More...

R&R Charters and Sail School

R&R Charters and Sail School - Grasonville, MD We own three boats, a Cal 22, a Hunter 28, and a new Beneteau Oceanis 41 for our 104 and 106 classes. Our beginning courses are taught over three days in the peaceful Chester River just off the Chesapeake Bay. For our 104 class we explore the calm rural anchorage areas of the Eastern Shore and visit Annapolis. Our 106 class does a Delmarva circumnavigation of approximately 450-500 nm with lots of night and ocean sailing experience. Read More...
Cruise Abaco Testimonial

Cruise Abaco Kudos

Cruise Abaco Kudos We recently heard from Edward Bucklin Jr who had some wonderful things to say about one of our ASA Certified Sailing Schools - Cruise Abaco... Read More...

Narragansett Sailing School

Narragansett Sailing School - Barrington, RI We are a cruising oriented sailing school. We do not teach you to go fast, we embrace the tranquil aspects of sailing focusing on safety, boat handling, and keeping the drama out of boating. Our 12 instructors all have extensive sailing experience, and most have cruised up and down the intracoastal waterway and beyond. 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...

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...
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...
ASA School - SeaTrek BVI

SeaTrek BVI

SeaTrek BVI - Caribbean Whether you’re interested in scuba diving, sailing, marine science or just the all around summer adventure program, you’ve come to the right spot! SeaTrek offers tropical adventure summer camp programs for junior high, high school and college-aged students in the British Virgin Islands and other islands throughout the Caribbean. Read More...
Interview Boyan Slat / The Ocean Cleanup

Boyan Slat Interview

Boyan Slat Interview ASA caught up with Boyan Slat last week to talk about how his large scale environmental project, The Ocean Cleanup, is progressing... 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 476,200 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!