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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

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Sailing Gift

9 Great Holiday Gifts For Sailors

9 Great Holiday Gifts For Sailors It’s fun to shop for sailors - they always need stuff, or want stuff, or want stuff they don’t really need! Here’s a list of great gifts for sailors... Read More...

Sail Away Sailing School

Sail Away Sailing School - Minneapolis, MN We take pride in excellent customer service, conducting classes, cruises and coaching in Minnesota, the Great Lakes, and Caribbean. Lead instructor is Captain Joan GiImore, who holds a master's degree in adult learning styles and has been an Instructor Evaluator for ASA since 2000, training instructors in the U.S., Japan and Caribbean. The former ASA Education Coordinator now serves on three non-profit sailing boards and writes articles for Sailing and other national magazines. 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...
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 city of Victoria BC, tying up at famous Empress Hotel in the heart of the city. Enroute we anchor at secluded Lopez Island for hiki Read More...
What's In A Rig, Wing Sail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail

What’s In A Rig? – Wingsail Although wingsails have risen to the limelight with the America’s Cup now employing the technology across the board, they are in no way a brand new concept. Read More...
Beaches Resorts Sailing

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa

Beaches Negril Resort & Spa - Caribbean Beaches Sailing Fun has international recognition from the American Sailing Association with competent and highly trained Instructors who are meticulous on introducing beginners to Sailing in a resort setting. Our Sailing Program aboard a fleet of Laser Bug Performance, Hobie Wave, and Hobie Getaway that is perfect for Sailing. 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 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!