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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 GO SAILING Mobile App

Docking Made Easy
Docking Made Easy

Docking Made Easy Videos

Adidas Terrex Climacool Boat Parley Shoes

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...

Port Sailing School – New Rochelle

Port Sailing School – New Rochelle - New Rochelle, NY Port Sailing School's, New Rochelle location is just 20 miles form NY City on Long Island Sound. We have confidence in you. After completing our 3-day beginner sailing course, you can skipper our boats at either of our two locations. Port Sailing rents more daysailers than any other NY area sailing school. Read More...
Sail Trim Quiz

Sail Trim Quiz

Sail Trim Quiz Sail trim is a big part of a sailor’s knowledge base. Here’s a little quiz to see if you know what you're doing when you're out sailing! 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...
Diversity In Sailing

Diversity in Sailing – Where Is It?

Diversity in Sailing – Where Is It? Ayme Sinclair is just an ordinary sailor, but at the same time she is anything but. Like many of us, she races with her team on Wednesday nights, then heads back to the club to have a couple of cocktails and some laughs. Some nights they do pretty well, some nights just okay, but it’s always a good time. The most distinct difference between Ayme’s team and the rest of the fleet is her crew is made up of sailors of different races and genders while most of the fleet is not. There is no animosity, there’s no bigotry, but … Continue reading Diversity in Sailing – Where Is It? Read More...
BSG Vacation Yachts and Sailing Academy - ASA Certified Sailing School

BSG Vacation Yachts & Sailing Academy

BSG Vacation Yachts & Sailing Academy - Cuba BSG Vacation Yachts & Sailing Academy is proud to offer comprehensive sailing classes to and within Cuba. Utilizing a modern, well maintained fleet with the latest, most up to date electronics and gear, our extremely qualified and enthusiastic instructors will help you to achieve your sailing education goals, while having the trip of a lifetime. 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!