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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

ASA 104 Collection
ASA 104 Collection

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ASA 104 Collection

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

500k Certified Sailors

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s premiere sail education authority, announced today that it recently exceeded the major milestone of certifying half a million sailors. 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...
Laura Dekker Interview, Part 2

Laura Dekker Interview, Part 2

Laura Dekker Interview, Part 2 ASA sits down with Laura Dekker an articulate, soft spoken, thoughtful young lady whose wisdom belies her years. At the age of 16, after a five hundred and eighteen day journey, she would become the youngest person ever to sail around the world alone. Read More...
South Coast Sailing - BVI Flotilla, Winter 2017

BVI December Flotilla

BVI December Flotilla Discover why the “Christmas Winds” make December in the British Virgin Islands a sailing mecca! There is no better opportunity than our annual flotilla to expand your sailing skills, navigate to idyllic shores, and of co Read More...
Sailing in Winter

5 Ways to Keep (sort of) Sailing During the Winter!

5 Ways to Keep (sort of) Sailing During the Winter! We mustn’t let natural obstacles, such as low temperatures and snow, completely keep us from what we hold dear - sailing! 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...

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 504,000 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!