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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"

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Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

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GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

500k Certified Sailors

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide

More People Introduced to the Sailing Lifestyle by ASA Than Any Other Boating Organization Worldwide The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s premiere sail education authority, announced today that it recently exceeded the major milestone of certifying half a million sailors. Read More...

Great Lakes Sailing Company

Great Lakes Sailing Company - Traverse City, MI We are located in some of the best sailing/cruising waters on the Great Lakes. In Traverse City, we have access to countless coves, beaches, islands, harbor towns and picturesque marinas to visit during a course or a charter. We have a fleet of 25 charter boats between 31' and 45'. After you graduate from our award winning ASA school, we will confidently send you and your crew out on one of them! Read More...
Key West Sunset

Sailing in Key West after the Hurricane

Sailing in Key West after the Hurricane Many have heard the tales of destruction that hurricane Irma left in her wake. At this time, Key West is getting back to normal and preparing for a busy spring. Come on down and enjoy a sailing adventure and the beautiful sunsets! Read More...
French Polynesia Sailing Flotilla

French Polynesia Flotilla

French Polynesia Flotilla Our French Polynesia Flotilla will introduce you to paradise on earth. Sailing between the blue ocean and turquoise lagoons in the shadow of the majestic volcanic peaks as the ancient Polynesians did in their outrigger canoes 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

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 508,000 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!