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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.

Sailing Challenge App

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes
Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

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"

Cruising Quiz 2

Cruising Quiz

Cruising Quiz There’s still some time to do some cruising folks! September and October are often great times to make that mini voyage – less crowds, still nice weather and a certain peace and tranquility that only autumn sailing can bring. Here’s a little quiz taken from ASA’s 104 text, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, to test your … Continue reading Cruising Quiz 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...
Historic Skippers

Top 5 Historic Skippers of All Time

Top 5 Historic Skippers of All Time There were many other unknown historic skippers that forged paths for these more famous sailors but we’re just having a bit of fun here so roll with it... Read More...
2017 Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla

Victoria & San Juan Islands Flotilla Departing from Bellingham, Washington, we sail the protected waters of the Salish Sea to the vibrant and colorful city of Victoria BC, tying up at famous Empress Hotel in the heart of the city. Enroute we anchor at secluded Read More...
Docking Under Power, Part 1 – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills

Docking Under Power, Part I – Drills Docking Under Power – Drills, a new video in the Docking Made Easy educational series aims to remove the anxiety of docking a sailboat under power. Read More...
Canary Sail, Spain - ASA Certified Sailing School

Canary Sail – Tenerife

Canary Sail – Tenerife - 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 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 476,200 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!