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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.

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Catamaran Video

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

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ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing – What You’ll Learn

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing – What You’ll Learn I sat on the deck of a sailboat and I listened to a teenager explain the basics of sailing. I was impressed. The cloak of mystery behind something as simple as sailing is lifted when it is brought down to the simplest and truest form. “You need wind in your sail and the boat will move forward.” The lesson continued with very little discussion about how things worked and more about why things worked.  The teens laughed a lot. They pointed out things on the water. At one point one teenager closed her eyes and let the wind hit her … Continue reading ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing – What You’ll Learn Read More...

Annapolis Naval Sailing Association

Annapolis Naval Sailing Association - Edgewater, MD The Annapolis Naval Sailing Association has been training sailors for almost 40 years. Several of our instructors have helped train Naval Academy midshipmen in their sailing program. We believe in maximizing time on the water and emphasize safety in our programs. Read More...

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads

7 Great Summer Sailing Reads Alright! It’s here, the summer has arrived and there is much sailing to be done. And after a day on the water, what’s better than relaxing on the foredeck (maybe even a hammock?) and reading a book about sailing. Here’s a list in no particular order that are worth the effort. Read More...

Croatia Dubrovnik Flotilla

Croatia Dubrovnik Flotilla Sail with Capt. Jean & "Admiral" Mila from "Games of Thrones" Dubrovnik to the walled medieval city of Korcula, home of Marco Polo. Enjoy fabulous food and excellent local wines and share the fellowship of sailing with new fr Read More...

Operating a Dinghy Safely and Responsibly

Operating a Dinghy Safely and Responsibly Dinghies are an integral part of sailing for the charter customer or for the cruiser who hopes to step onto shore once they reach their desired destination. However, do you know the rules and the etiquette that are the best practices with regards to dinghy use? Those sailors who have earned ASA 103 and ASA 104 certifications have learned about best practices when utilizing dinghies but it is always a good idea to brush up on what you should and should not do when operating a rigid-hulled inflatable boat (RIB) or a dinghy.  Before Your Charter Begins: Inspect your dinghy. … Continue reading Operating a Dinghy Safely and Responsibly Read More...
Won Fun Sailing Club, China ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Won Fun Sailing Club

Won Fun Sailing Club - China Won Fun Sailing Club is a water sports club mainly engaged in sailing boats, supplemented by kayaks, paddle boards and dragon boats. It carries out campus teaching, public experience, competition training, group building, parent-child activities, winter and summer camps, events, etc. 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 536,000 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!