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Learning To Sail Is Just The Beginning

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.

Sailing Challenge App

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

The Pirates Lair
Find ASA Merchandise @ The Pirates Lair

ASA Merchandise
@ The Pirates Lair

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Cruising Quiz 2

Cruising Quiz

Cruising Quiz There’s still some time to do some cruising folks! September & October are often great times to make that mini voyage – less crowds and fair weather! Read More...

Gulf Coast Sailing & Cruising School

Gulf Coast Sailing & Cruising School - Charlotte Harbor, FL We are located on Charlotte Harbor in sub-tropical Southwest Florida. From our base at beautiful Burnt Store Marina, our students have access to the protected waters of the harbor, Gulf of Mexico, gulf coast barrier islands, the Ten Thousand Islands, Florida Keys, Dry Tortugas, and many other resort destinations. Our mission statement highlights the fact we focus on customizing training programs to achieve your objectives and they are designed for you to learn as well as taking time to relax and enjoy our beautiful sub-tropical vacation destinations. Read More...
Bite Size Lessons - VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels

Bite Sized Lessons : VHF Radio Channels In this Bite Sized Lesson we take a look at common VHF radio channels and what they are used for. Read More...
South Coast Sailing - BVI Flotilla, Winter 2017

Annual BVI December Flotilla

Annual BVI December Flotilla Discover why the “Christmas Winds” make December in the British Virgin Islands a sailing mecca! There is no better opportunity than our annual flotilla to expand your sailing skills, navigate to idyllic shores, and of co Read More...
David Whidden, Outstanding Instructor

A Sailor’s Life

A Sailor’s Life Growing up in St. Petersburg Florida David Whidden was surrounded by boats. As a kid, sailing held a particular mysterious romantic quality... Read More...
Canary Sail, Spain - ASA Certified Sailing School

Canary Sail – La Gomera

Canary Sail – La Gomera - Spain Canary Sail is the leading sail training and blue water cruising organization in the Canary Islands. The family-run business also offers comprehensive yacht charter and sailing vacation packages enabling sailors of all abilities to enjoy the year-round sunshine, delightful islands, wildlife-abundant waters and exhilarating wind of this beautiful Atlantic archipelago. Read More...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 330+ sailing schools worldwide and 486,500 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!