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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.

Arabella "Grand Tour"
Arabella "Grand Tour"

Arabella "Grand Tour"

Arabella New England Grand Tour
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ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video

ASA First 22 Sailing Video See the ASA First 22 by Beneteau in action at the Annapolis Spring Boat Show thanks to SailTime! Read More...

Windward Sailing School

Windward Sailing School - Amelia Island, FL Our sailing area offers deep water sailing in shore and offshore with easy access to the Atlantic. Our boats are docked on the ICW and we are able to sail right off the dock. Currents here are strong and offer challenging conditions, as well as pristine sailing areas. We have favorable winds and sail year-round. A student can expect to find an array of conditions and circumstances that would be useful for future sailing. Read More...

This Kid Says He Can Rid the Ocean of Plastic Pollution! ASA Interview With the Amazing Boyan Slat (part 1)

This Kid Says He Can Rid the Ocean of Plastic Pollution! ASA Interview With the Amazing Boyan Slat (part 1) Young Boyan Slat made a splash when he announced a year and a half ago he had a plan to rid the oceans of plastic pollution. Check out our exclusive interview. Read More...

Affordable Sailing School

Affordable Sailing School - Caribbean We offer exceptional private instructional courses on the highest quality yachts available: true crewed yachts with permanent crew. Our monohulls are crewed by couples. Couples teaching couples works beautifully. Our monohulls also include chef service, so you will enjoy delicious cuisine tailored to your preferences, but also have all your time and energy available for learning and enjoying the Caribbean! Read More...

10 Reasons Why Sailing is the Best Sport

10 Reasons Why Sailing is the Best Sport Learn what makes sailing the best sport, and why you should take advantage of everything sailing has to offer by learning to sail today! Read More...
Black Rock Sailing School

Black Rock Sailing School – Boston

Black Rock Sailing School – Boston - Boston, MA Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been nationally recognized as “ASA Outstanding School” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (every year this award was offered) AND “ASA Outstanding Instructor” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2). No other sailing school in New England has earned such recognition, and this puts our program in the top 1.5% of our competition world-wide! Read More...

Soul Sailor

Soul Sailor Brenton Lochridge lives and breathes sailing. After learning how to sail at a local YMCA camp on the Chesapeake Bay at seven, he caught the bug and kept on sailing. By the time he hit his teens, he would be on a boat nearly every day. Read More...

Cruise Annapolis Sailing School

Cruise Annapolis Sailing School - Annapolis, MD Start your Sailing adventure today with Cruise Annapolis Sailing School, located in the Historic maritime district of Annapolis, MD on the Chesapeake Bay. You will sail past Americas Sailing Capitol favorite landmarks in the Severn River including the US Naval Academy, historic Thomas Point Lighthouse, and under the Chesapeake Bay Bridge during your training. Read More...

ASA Unveils Innovative Textbook

ASA Unveils Innovative Textbook ASA's brand new textbook, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, has just been released to national acclaim. Read More...

Island Dreamer Sailing School

Island Dreamer Sailing School - Miami, FL Join us in Miami and the Florida Keys for an all-inclusive, multi-day liveaboard trip or a private daytime class. We specialize in teaching couples and most of our trips are taught by couples who are both captains and instructors. All ASA levels from Basic Keelboat to Offshore Passagemaking and Catamaran certification are offered. We offer easy going instruction in the clear, calm waters of Biscayne Bay; or sail with us in the Bahamas, Eastern Caribbean and Greece. Make memories that you will treasure for a lifetime. Read More...
Black Rock Sailing School

Fair Winds and at Least Two Cup Holders!

Fair Winds and at Least Two Cup Holders! Black Rock Sailing School’s twenty-four-year-old ASA Sailing Instructor Paul Sullivan caught the sailing bug young, sailing his Sunfish around the small lake of his hometown. A self-described sailing addict, Sullivan lived for sailing. Read More...

Belize Sailing Vacations

Belize Sailing Vacations - Belize Our experienced instructors deliver ASA sailing school material in a Safe, Fun, and Learning environment. We work with you to define a curriculum to meet your sail training needs. Belize Sailing Vacations offers sailing instruction in an informal, but thorough, delivery style where the Belize catamaran is our classroom and the beautiful Belize sailing our material for learning. Read More...

He Owes It All to a Garbage Bag

He Owes It All to a Garbage Bag Puget Sound Sailing Institute’s Outstanding Instructor Steve Klump “became instantly hooked on sailing through an 'ah-ha' moment while canoeing downwind in Everglades National Park using a garbage bag as a sail” Read More...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced sailing certification to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 462,700 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of sailing 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 sailing experience. Visit an ASA school to learn more about how a friendly professional ASA sailing instructor can help you accomplish your sailing 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 sailing 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!