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Over 350 professional sailing schools around the world teach ASA courses.

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

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Holiday Gift Guide For Sailors

The 2019 ASA Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Sailors

The 2019 ASA Holiday Gift Giving Guide For Sailors If you have a sailor in your life these are a few gift giving ideas that will make shopping for them much easier around the holidays. Read More...

New York Sailing Center

New York Sailing Center - City Island, NY "The 'boutique' school, where we give you MORE of what you go to sailing school for!"SM We offer a wide range of courses from Basic to Bareboat and beyond. Need to start from scratch, or get a serious refresher? Our fun and comprehensive Start Sailing course (ASA 101) is offered frequently at our City Island base from April through October. Need to step it up a notch? Take one of our cruising or navigation courses locally this season (103-106). Want to vacation while doing it? Join one of our instructional sailing vacations in the Mediterranean or Caribbean in the fall or winter. Read More...

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor There are the obvious things you need when you go sailing, sunscreen, a hat, a windbreaker, non-skid shoes, and wind. However, what do you really need to be ready to head out on the water? These are a few sailing tips to keep you safe and that ensure that you have a fun time out on the water. Read More...
Belize Sailing Vacations Flotilla

Islands of Belize

Islands of Belize Sailing with Belize Sailing Vacation's ASA certified instructors & crew offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore the spectacular paradise islands that Belize has to offer, aboard your own private luxury catamaran. Sail Read More...

Six Beach Bars You Should Visit While Cruising The Caribbean

Six Beach Bars You Should Visit While Cruising The Caribbean Once the anchor is set and the boat is secure there is nothing like the sound of the dinghy getting prepared for the quick trip to the beach bar. You know what I’m talking about, the little grass shack on that picture postcard beach where the drinks flow as easily as the sailing stories do. What do you seek out in a beach bar? Do you need food and drink, do you need cocktails and a view or do you just need a bartender that loves to talk? Check out a few of our favorite Beach Bars in the Caribbean Read More...
On-Board Yacht Sailing Club, Xiamen, China ~ ASA Certified Sailing School

Xiamen On-Board Yacht Sailing Club

Xiamen On-Board Yacht Sailing Club - On-Board Yacht Sailing Club, with its exclusive club house, is located on Huandao Road in Xiamen, a beautiful coastal city. You can enjoy the sunshine and the beach all year around this city. It is one of the few genuine sailing sites among the coastal cities of China. 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 522,000 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!