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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.

Gifts For Sailors
Gifts For Sailors

Gifts For Sailors

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

Sailors Grab Bag Special

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"

Hypothermia - ASA Bite Sized Lessons

Bite Sized Lessons : Hypothermia

Bite Sized Lessons : Hypothermia In this lesson we take a look at some of the do's and don'ts when it comes to hypothermia and how to prevent a life-threatening situation. Read More...
Florida Sailing & Cruising School, FL - ASA Certified Sailing School

Florida Sailing & Cruising School

Florida Sailing & Cruising School - Cape Coral, FL Florida Sailing & Cruising School is one of the oldest ASA schools in the country. We have been in business for 30 years, since 1984. Our courses are small and targeted to meet each student's goals. Read More...
Apparent Wind - ASA Bite Sized Lessons

Bite Sized Lessons : Wind Terminology

Bite Sized Lessons : Wind Terminology In this lesson we take a look at some sailing terminology used when talking about wind. Learn what an easterly wind is and the difference between onshore and offshore breezes. Read More...
2018 San Juan Islands Flotilla

The San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands

The San Juan Islands & Gulf Islands The San Juan Islands of northwest Washington and the adjacent Gulf Islands of British Columbia are a cruising paradise. These unspoiled islands boast sheltered waters, magnificent marine parks, quiet villages and an abundanc Read More...
The Mercy

Could The Mercy Be the Best Sailing Film Ever?

Could The Mercy Be the Best Sailing Film Ever? The Mercy is about the 1968 solo around the world race where sailing novice Donald Crowhurst lost his mind. It has a strong cast that includes Colin Firth. Read More...

Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas

Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas - Bahamas We offer a boutique sail training experience offering private and semi-private courses taught in a cruising/voyaging style format. Think of us like a B&B on the water!  With award winning instruction and knock your socks off itineraries. We are based at Palm Cay Marina, Nassau-New Providence Island.  We are just a few hours’ sail from the Extraordinary Exuma Cays, until only recently a destination only reached by the more seasoned sailors. 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!