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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

Sailing Challenge App

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

New ASA Catamaran Textbook

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

ASA iOS Sailing App
ASA iOS Sailing App

ASA Sailing
Mobile App

David Whidden, Outstanding Instructor

A Sailor’s Life

A Sailor’s Life Growing up in St. Petersburg Florida David Whidden was surrounded by boats. As a kid, sailing held a particular mysterious romantic quality... Read More...

Outbound Sailing

Outbound Sailing - Lakeway, TX Outbound Sailing is a certified ASA Sailing School in Austin offering private sailing lessons from Basic Sailing to Bareboat Cruising and Coastal Navigation. Whether you are interested in day sailing or have visions of chartering a sailboat in exotic locations like the Caribbean or the Med, our sailing lessons are specifically designed to prepare you to safely skipper a cruising sailboat in a variety of conditions and locales with total confidence. Since our lessons are … Continue reading Outbound Sailing Read More...

8 Tips For the First Time Sailboat Racer

8 Tips For the First Time Sailboat Racer Here are eight tips for new racers that will make the challenge a bit more manageable and little less daunting Read More...
Flotilla, Martha’s Vineyard & the Cape Cod Islands

Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands

Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands Let’s go to Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands. Captained by ASA instructor who has sailed these waters for over 30 years. September is the BEST month to see these quaint New England villages. We will stay in the Read More...
Olympic Sailing In Rio 2016

Olympic Sailing in Rio 2016

Olympic Sailing in Rio 2016 The Olympics in Rio 2016 include 10 separate sailing classes competing over the next two weeks - find out where to watch and who to follow! 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

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 476,200 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!