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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.

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Plastic Pollution Purge

Plastic Pollution Purge

Catamaran Video
Catamaran Video

Docking Made Easy
NEW Catamaran Video

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2



New GO SAILING Mobile App

Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

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Dressed to Not Kill

Dressed to Not Kill Do you think there are enough apparel companies out there, that care about the ocean, to enable us to dress a person entirely in clothing made from recycled plastics? Read More...

Charleston Sailing School

Charleston Sailing School - Charleston, SC Charleston Sailing School & Yacht Charters specializes in creating unique yachting adventures. A steady sea breeze flows through our historic harbor providing ideal conditions year-round. From our location downtown at the Charleston City Marina we offer a fleet of sail and power yachts available for Sailing Lessons, Private Yacht Charters, and Bareboat Charters with direct access to Charleston Harbor, the ICW, and the Atlantic Ocean. Since our inception in 2004 we have grown to provide unparalleled service with the best options at every pricepoint. Stop Dreaming, Start Sailing! Read More...
5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way

5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way

5 Things in Sailing I’ve Learned the Hard Way With summer in full bloom, I sit here on a mooring thinking… What are some things I’ve learned the hard way on this boat? There are more than this but this is what I came up with today. Feel free to share your own if you’re not too proud. Read More...
South Coast Sailing - BVI Flotilla, Winter 2017

BVI December Flotilla

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...
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...
Horizon Yachting, Cypress - ASA Certified Sailing School

Horizon Yachting

Horizon Yachting - Cypress Horizon Yachting is a fully-fledged yachting company located in Cyprus, Mediterranean. ASA sailing instruction is at the centre of our activities, offering a wide range of courses from basic to advanced. Horizon Yachting is one of only few places in the region to take your ASA sailing education and probably the first one in Europe to offer advanced courses by the ASA. Read More...



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!


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!


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


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!