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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.

Plastic Pollution Purge
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 SAILING CHALLENGE App

GO SAILING
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...

Passion Yachts

Passion Yachts - Portland, OR Passion Yachts teaches on new modern Hunter sailboats with outboard/inboard power and tiller/wheel steering. Boat sizes range from 22 to 34 feet. See the complete Passion Yachts Fleet here. Passion Yachts will even teach students on their own boat if it is properly equipped. “Hands-on instruction” is paramount in Basic Sailing to Bareboat Cruising. We believe that students learn best when 60%-90% of the instruction is on the water. Our instruction is comprehensive, yet relaxed! … Continue reading Passion Yachts Read More...
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...
2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla

2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla

2018 Venice & North Croatian Islands Flotilla The flotilla starts in Venice, one of the most romantic cities in the world. Then you set sail for Croatia - a country with more than a thousand islands, where every island has its own story, customs and local festivities. Es Read More...
CrewWatcher MOB Alarm

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline

Technology Throws Us a Lifeline CrewWatcher is a smart system that constantly checks if everyone is still on board using your phone and a beacon. In case of a man overboard, the app will automatically sound the alarm in 3 seconds and provide guidance to aid with recovery. 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 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!