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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.

Women On The Water
Women On The Water

Women On The Water

Summer Sailstice
June 22, 2019

ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program
ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program

ASA's Veteran Sailing Education Program

Sailing Challenge Desktop
Sailing Challenge Desktop

Sailing Challenge Desktop Version

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"

ASA Events
ASA Events

ASA Events Calendar

Plastic Pollution Purge
Plastic Pollution Purge

Plastic Pollution Purge

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

ASA's Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz Do we really know how much plastic is on our ocean? We love to sail but do we know enough about what is beneath the surface of the water that we enjoy? Take this quick quiz on what lies beneath the surface as well as what gets into the ocean. Read More...
ASA Certified Sailing School - South Coast Sailing School, TX

South Coast Sailing Adventures

South Coast Sailing Adventures - Kemah, TX South Coast Sailing Adventures is conveniently located in Kemah, Texas - 30 minutes from downtown Houston or Galveston. All of our instructors are U.S.C.G. licensed captains and are certified by the ASA. We utilize training boats specifically designed to teach beginning sailors and we have the largest sailing fleet along the northern Gulf Coast with 24+ boats ranging from 23-45' from manufacturers like Colgate, Catalina, Beneteau, and Hunter. Read More...

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor

7 Tips For The Beginning Sailor There are the obvious things you need when you go sailing, sunscreen, a hat, a windbreaker, non-skid shoes, and wind. However, what do you really need to be ready to head out on the water? These are a few sailing tips to keep you safe and that ensure that you have a fun time out on the water. Read More...
Belize Sailing Vacations Flotilla

Islands of Belize

Islands of Belize Sailing with Belize Sailing Vacation's ASA certified instructors & crew offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore the spectacular paradise islands that Belize has to offer, aboard your own private luxury catamaran. Sail 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...

Dalian Sailing Club

Dalian Sailing Club - China Dalian Sailing Club is the first entity sailing club in Northeast China , was founded in 2008 .Now our club has the keel boat of 28 – 33 feet, catamaran of 36 feet ,more than 10 small boat , and so on. The club provides levels of certification 101,103,104,105. The club has to provide certification for nearly 200 people .To provide better service for sailing enthusiasts ,we will be more efforts . There were four instructors, and all of them can give sailing enthusiast certified in four level courses,101,103,104,105, follow along with learn, provide convenience for sailing enthusiasts . One … Continue reading Dalian Sailing Club Read More...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 515,000 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!