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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

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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"

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...

San Diego Sailing Academy

San Diego Sailing Academy - San Diego, CA SDSA offers private professional sailing instruction year round in San Diego, California. We own our own fleet of beautiful sailboats. We have very experienced, certified, licensed instructors. We offer private liveaboard instruction for those looking to skipper their own bareboat charter or are looking to get their own boat. Students often tell us they wish they started with us. 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...
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...

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...
Bill's Little Informal Sailboat School in Japan

Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School

Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School - Japan Since 2004, Bill’s Little Informal Sailboat School (Bliss) has become an affordable small sailing school and resource center for those who want to enjoy local sailing and/or study for the Japan Small Vessel Operator’s Permit. 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!