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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.

Mega Expedition
The Mega Expedition / Transformer / Beneteau 523

ASA & The Ocean Cleanup Embark on Mega Expedition

ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video See the ASA First 22 by Beneteau in action at the Annapolis Spring Boat Show thanks to SailTime! Read More...

Ozark Yacht Club

Ozark Yacht Club - Lake Ozark, MO Ozark Yacht Club (OYC) is conveniently located at the beautiful Lake Of The Ozarks, one of the most desirable recreation areas in the Mid-west, with 40,000 acres of water and 1,150 miles of breathtaking shoreline, uniquely suited to learning the sport of sailing... from basic aerodynamics to coastal cruising navigation and chartering. Read More...

Seasickness Stinks!

Seasickness Stinks! 6 tips to avoid seasickness! With the proper preparations and/or medications it doesn’t have to affect your day of sailing. Read More...
Rob Swain Sailing School - Caribbean

Rob Swain Sailing School

Rob Swain Sailing School - Caribbean Rob Swain Sailing School is located in Tortola in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Founded 23 years ago by our lead instructor Rob Swain we pride ourselves in providing a complete experience. Whether you are learning to sail or wish to gain bareboat or coastal cruising certifications our ASA qualified instructors who are all experienced yachtsman and women will help you reach your goals. Read More...
Top Seven Celebrity Sailors

Top Seven Celebrity Sailors

Top Seven Celebrity Sailors ASAs list of the 7 most interesting high-profile people who we consider true sailors. Did your favorite celebrity sailors make the list? Read More...

Kingdom Yachts Sailing Club

Kingdom Yachts Sailing Club - Waleska, GA KYSC was the first ASA facility in Georgia, starting in 1983. Our primary location is located on a large private mountain lake in foothills of North Georgia. Just 20 minutes off of exit 20 on I 575. This quiet setting allows for a safe beginning experience because of the low boat traffic. As your skills grow, we will take you on to bigger waters and boats…from the Lakes, to the Coasts, to the Islands, to … Continue reading Kingdom Yachts Sailing Club Read More...

5 Things to Consider Regarding Weather

5 Things to Consider Regarding Weather At the core off all we do as sailors is one thing – weather. It’s is our engine, our bliss or our most frightening adversary. Because of this, we need to know more about it than the average Joe. Read More...

Newport Beach Sailing School

Newport Beach Sailing School - Newport Beach, CA The Newport Beach Sailing School is unique in that we specialize in private and semi-private sailing instruction off the coast of Southern California. Our motto is 'The best value in private sailing lessons.' We are dedicated to providing highly personalized instruction, and the classes are scheduled according to your availability. Read More...

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig

What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig What’s in a Rig Series #2 A variation on the last installment of What’s in a Rig (the sloop) is the Cutter Rig. Although it has gone through some changes through the course of history, the modern cutter rig is generally a set-up with two headsails. The forward sail is called the yankee and the … Continue reading What’s in a Rig? The Cutter Rig Read More...

Narragansett Sailing School

Narragansett Sailing School - Barrington, RI We are a cruising oriented sailing school. We do not teach you to go fast, we embrace the tranquil aspects of sailing focusing on safety, boat handling, and keeping the drama out of boating. Our 12 instructors all have extensive sailing experience, and most have cruised up and down the intracoastal waterway and beyond. Read More...

Blown Away by Sailing

Blown Away by Sailing Drew Skelton, owner of Blown Away Sailing in Maryland, found his way into sailing through the Boy Scouts of America program and has been a waterman ever since. Read More...

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy - Caribbean All of our sailing classes are taught in a 3-9 day, live aboard approach, where students are totally immersed into learning to sail and cruise, and no hotels are required. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students. Visit exotic destinations in Tortola, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and St. Thomas while taking beginner to intermediate level sailing classes. Visit St. Croix, Anegada, Vieques, and Culebra in advanced classes. Read More...

From Alcatraz a Sailor is Born

From Alcatraz a Sailor is Born While waiting for the ferry to Alcatraz in San Fransisco Chet Shubert was so entranced by all the sailboats on the bay that he signed up for sailing classes that following week! Read More...



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!