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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.

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

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"Your First Sail"

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5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup

5 Cool Things About the 35th America’s Cup The America’s Cup on catamarans isn’t everyone’s cup of tea, but here’s 5 things that are kind of cool... Read More...

Erie Islands Sailing School

Erie Islands Sailing School - Port Clinton, OH The protected waters of Sandusky Bay offer the novice sailor a great place to learn the basics. The proximity of Lake Erie and the destinations of Kelleys Island, Put-in-Bay and the Bass Islands provide fun and challenging sailing for those taking the Bareboat Chartering and Advanced Cruising Classes. There is also the opportunity to cruise across the Lake to international ports in Canada. 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...
Western Canary Islands Flotilla

Western Canary Islands Flotilla

Western Canary Islands Flotilla Our one week cruise will enable you to explore the peaceful and stunning western Canary Islands. Visit Tenerife north, La Palma, El Hierr, La Gomera, and more. The days can be long, the winds can be challenging but our skippe Read More...
Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries

Top 5 Sailing Documentaries Over the past ten or fifteen years documentary films have become more and more popular and thankfully sailing has been the subject of more than a few of them. We sat down and thought about which five were perhaps the best. As usual we probably forgot one or two, but that’s where you folks come in! 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 491,300 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!