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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.

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

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GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

New Years Resolutions

New Years Resolutions for Sailors

New Years Resolutions for Sailors Ah yes, the dawn of a new year. The slate is sparkling clean – you can now be the person you always wanted to be. Shake the Etch a Sketch and start anew. With the introduction in place, here are 5 New Years resolutions for the sailing breed. Feel free to add your own in … Continue reading New Years Resolutions for Sailors Read More...
Sail Channel Islands

Sail Channel Islands

Sail Channel Islands - Oxnard, CA COASTAL CRUISING AND BAREBOAT TRAINING in Channel Islands NationalPark. That’s what I do. That and cruises for up to four people just for the fun of it. In terms of ASA qualifications, I only do private lessons – just you and your crew. And if your crew is a spouse who just needs a vacation, that’s fine, too. Read More...
CrewWatcher MOB Alarm

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline CrewWatcher is a smart system that constantly checks if everyone is still on board using your phone and a beacon. In case of a man overboard, the app will automatically sound the alarm in 3 seconds and provide guidance to aid with recovery. Read More...
Flotilla, Martha’s Vineyard & the Cape Cod Islands

2018 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla

2018 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla Let’s go to Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands! Captained by an 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 t Read More...
CrewWatcher MOB Alarm

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline CrewWatcher is a smart system that constantly checks if everyone is still on board using your phone and a beacon. In case of a man overboard, the app will automatically sound the alarm in 3 seconds and provide guidance to aid with recovery. Read More...

GoBaja Sailing

GoBaja Sailing - Mexico GoBaja Sailing  is located in La Paz, Baja California Sur, on the edge of the amazing Sea of Cortez. Jacques Cousteau called the Sea of Cortez “The Aquarium of the World”.   With deserted desert islands just a few hours away this is the perfect place to learn to sail and earn your sailing certificates while enjoying fantastic sailing conditions, breathtaking marine life and an abundance of activities. Watch whales and giant manta rays glide by, … Continue reading GoBaja 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!