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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.

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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...

North Texas Sailing School

North Texas Sailing School - Heath, TX The North Texas Sailing School has been in continuous service since its founding in 1975. We are located on the east shore of Lake Ray Hubbard in Heath, Texas. We utilize 12 boats in the service of sailing instruction and employ 10 certified sailing instructors on our staff. We are number one in course content and structure and place a strong emphasis on boat handling skills. Read More...

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1)

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1) Scott Elles got the sailing bug at age 50, got certified to ASA 101,103, 104, 114 and a year later he signed up for the Clipper Round the World Race! Read More...
2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla

2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla

2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla The flotilla starts in Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world. Then you set sail for Croatia - a country with more than a thousand islands, where every island has its own story, customs and local festivities. Es Read More...

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1)

Interview with Scott Elles, Clipper Round the World Race Crew Member (Part 1) Scott Elles got the sailing bug at age 50, got certified to ASA 101,103, 104, 114 and a year later he signed up for the Clipper Round the World Race! Read More...

Hong Kong Catamaran Club

Hong Kong Catamaran Club - Hong Kong Established in 2008, the Hong Kong Catamaran Club (CATA) was the first ASA affiliate sailing school in Hong Kong. Sea sports are possible in Hong Kong year-round, as the wind and weather are mild, and we have clear sandy beaches for swimming and deep water sailing. CATA has trained 20+ sailing instructors and over 550 students from local, Mainland China, Asia, Europe and USA, aged 13 to 65 from the basic course through to the advanced. 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!