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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.

ASA Boyan Slat Mega Expedition
Boyan Slat - The Ocean Cleanup

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition - Watch The Video
First Sail Workshops

First Sail Workshops

First Sail Workshops At this years United States Sailboat Show in Annapolis you can experience the joy of sailing with our hands-on First Sail Workshops designed for beginning sailors. 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...
ASA E-Newsletter, June 2015

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E-Newsletter Signup Sign up today to receive our FREE E-Newsletter highlighting the latest ASA news, events, sweepstakes, and special offers. Read More...
Exuma Sailing Expedition

Exuma Sailing Expedition

Exuma Sailing Expedition Sail 21 foot Sea Pearls (open deck) during the days, camp on beaches at night! Spend the days sailing, fishing, sightseeing, exploring the beautiful Exuma Cays, The Bahamas. Includes local guide and staff to cook clean and se Read More...

A Sailing Diamond

A Sailing Diamond Bob Diamond has been teaching beginning-sailors the ropes for a good long time and has been an instructor at Spinnaker Sailing in Redwood City, California since 1984. Read More...

Belize Sailing Vacations

Belize Sailing Vacations - Belize Our experienced instructors deliver ASA sailing school material in a Safe, Fun, and Learning environment. We work with you to define a curriculum to meet your sail training needs. Belize Sailing Vacations offers sailing instruction in an informal, but thorough, delivery style where the Belize catamaran is our classroom and the beautiful Belize sailing our material for learning. Read More...
Women Sailors - Vincent Curutchet/DPPI

ASA’s Top 6 Female Sailors

ASA’s Top 6 Female Sailors Sailing is mostly a male dominated arena but that doesn’t mean there aren’t amazing female sailors. More and more we’re seeing women sailors who get after it and dominate. Read More...

Sail Buffalo

Sail Buffalo - Buffalo, NY Our superior location by the mouth of Buffalo River makes Lake access real easy. Within 5-10 minutes departing from newly installed docks. you are under sail on the Lake. Our floating classroom is right by the dock ready when you are back for debriefing. Our instructors are patient, friendly and very experienced with any kind of weather situation. Buffalo's summer season is famous for its variety of conditions, changing almost daily. The fleet of 13 boats ranges from small sailing dinghy's to 32 Ft. Most of the beginner training is onboard HR 25's, a boat selected for its sailing performance and large cockpit. Read More...
Instructor Qualification Clinic IQC

Become A Sailing Instructor this Fall

Become A Sailing Instructor this Fall Are you a sailor that feels the need to share your knowledge & love of sailing with others? Take the challenge and attend an ASA Instructor Qualification Clinic (IQC) this Fall! Read More...

Charlotte Harbor Sailing

Charlotte Harbor Sailing - Punta Gorda, FL Our school is easily located in Punta Gorda, in a beautiful harbor on the Gulf of Mexico. Sailing classes are taught aboard our Catalina 310, no classrooms! To maximize your time at the helm each class is limited in size to a max of 4 pupils. Read More...
Docking Video Quiz

Docking Made Easy Quiz…

Docking Made Easy Quiz… Watch our "Docking Made Easy" video, then take our quiz! Read More...

Cruise Annapolis Sailing School

Cruise Annapolis Sailing School - Annapolis, MD Start your Sailing adventure today with Cruise Annapolis Sailing School, located in the Historic maritime district of Annapolis, MD on the Chesapeake Bay. You will sail past Americas Sailing Capitol favorite landmarks in the Severn River including the US Naval Academy, historic Thomas Point Lighthouse, and under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during your training. Read More...
Things To Pack Flotilla / Charter

12 Things To Pack On Your Next Charter / Flotilla

12 Things To Pack On Your Next Charter / Flotilla Packing light is the key to enjoying your sailing vacation. Most people end up wearing only half of the clothes they bring! Here are 12 things you shouldn't leave behind! Read More...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort

Beaches Turks and Caicos Resort - 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...
Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

2015 Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

2015 Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes When you donate to Hands Across the Sea you’ll be entered in our sweepstakes, and you’ll be helping provide much-needed books and literacy resources to children from pre-school to high school in the Eastern Caribbean.



The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 467,000 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!