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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

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"Your First Sail"

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5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup

5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup The America’s Cup on catamarans isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s 5 things that are kind of cool... Read More...

Chariot Adventures

Chariot Adventures - Bellingham, WA The Chariot Adventures ASA Cruise n’ Learn class is a six day and night mini-cruise around the San Juan Islands, which departs from Squalicum Harbor in Bellingham. We will live aboard and practice the skills that you will need in order to be certified to charter a boat and/or develop the confidence to cruise your own boat one day. Read More...
Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries Over the past ten or fifteen years documentary films have become more and more popular and thankfully sailing has been the subject of more than a few of them. We sat down and thought about which five were perhaps the best. As usual we probably forgot one or two, but that’s where you folks come in! Read More...
2016 Mallorca Flotilla - Sea Safaris Sailing School

2017 Sail the Coast of Mallorca

2017 Sail the Coast of Mallorca Explore the breathtakingly beautiful Balearic Island of Mallorca, drop the hook in hidden calas, dock at welcoming port, taste the unique Mediterranean cuisine and enjoy the legendary tourist attraction that is the City of Pa 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...
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...

The ASA

Home-The-ASA

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!

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!