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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.

North U Sail Trim Seminars
North U Sail Trim Seminars

North U Sail Trim Seminars

BVI Tour on Arabella

New Member Benefits
New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits

Catamaran Video
Catamaran Video

Docking Made Easy
NEW Catamaran Video

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

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GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Tom Tursi, Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Tom Tursi, Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship Tom Tursi holds a USCG 100-ton Ocean Masters License, is an ASA Certified Sailing Instructor and a part owner of the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship. He teaches navigation and offshore courses, and establishes school sailing programs and policy. He is the author of instructional texts, including two adopted by ASA,  Coastal Navigation & Piloting used for the ASA105 course level and Docking Techniques used for the ASA118 Docking Endorsement. Tom is a lifelong sailor, owning a number of different racing and cruising sailboats, and has completed over 70,000 miles of blue water ocean sailing throughout the world in addition to extensive … Continue reading ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Tom Tursi, Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship Read More...
Caribbean Sailing Solutions

Caribbean Sailing Solutions

Caribbean Sailing Solutions - Fajardo, A short ferry ride from mainland will take you to Isleta Marina where our school is located, we are close to many beautiful venues, El Yunque Tropical Rain Forest, excellent restaurants, and beautiful beaches. Enjoy your Learn to Sail vacation with us, there is time to learn and explore the East Coast of beautiful Puerto Rico, including Culebra and or Vieques. US Coastguard licensed Instructor, Coastguard inspected sailing boats.” Bienvenidos!! Read More...
New Years Resolutions

2020 New Year’s Resolutions for Sailors

2020 New Year’s Resolutions for Sailors Happy New Year! You know what that means, this is the year that you will be productive and resolve to do everything you have ever wanted to do. We are sailors so no resolutions about losing weight or reading more or even being nicer to your in-laws. Instead, sailors make sailing resolutions and we are destined to finally make a New Year’s resolution list that we will adhere to. Read More...

Seychelles Flotilla

Seychelles Flotilla Discover the original Garden of Eden in The Seychelles. The Seychelles are a remote archipelago in the Indian Ocean, NW of Madagascar. It is truly a nature paradise with unique flora, like he Coco de Mer palms, and fauna, lik Read More...
5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way

5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way

5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way With summer in full bloom, I sit here on a mooring thinking… What are some things I’ve learned the hard way on this boat? There are more than this but this is what I came up with today. Feel free to share your own if you’re not too proud. Read More...
Canary Sail, Spain - ASA Certified Sailing School

Canary Sail – La Gomera

Canary Sail – La Gomera - Spain Canary Sail is the leading sail training and blue water cruising organization in the Canary Islands. The family-run business also offers comprehensive yacht charter and sailing vacation packages enabling sailors of all abilities to enjoy the year-round sunshine, delightful islands, wildlife-abundant waters and exhilarating wind of this beautiful Atlantic archipelago. 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 522,000 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!