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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.

ASA's Hurricane Relief Fund
ASA's Hurricane Relief Fund

ASA's Hurricane Relief Fund

Sailing Challenge V2
Sailing Challenge V2

New SAILING CHALLENGE App

Hands Across The Sea Sweepstakes

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GO SAILING

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

Online Sailing Course
"Your First Sail"

Bite Sized Lessons : Apparent Wind

Bite Sized Lessons : Apparent Wind In this lesson we take a look at some sailing terminology used when talking about wind. Learn what an easterly wind is and the difference between onshore and offshore breezes. Read More...
Naos Yachts, CA

Naos Yachts

Naos Yachts - Marina del Rey, CA The Naos Yachts team consists of offshore, coastal and dinghy racers, as well as long distance cruisers. Our instructors are all ASA certified and we provide instruction on brand new Beneteau yachts and Lagoon catamarans. Read More...
Responding To An Emergency Quiz

Responding to an Emergency Quiz

Responding to an Emergency Quiz We all know we need nav lights for when the sun goes down but it’s important to understand what we are looking at when we see the lights on other boats. Read More...
South Coast Sailing - BVI Flotilla, Winter 2017

Annual BVI December Flotilla

Annual 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...
MacGregor 26M

Cruising Boat Spotlight: The MacGregor 26M

Cruising Boat Spotlight: The MacGregor 26M Like them or not, one thing that is indisputable about the MacGregor 26M is they have brought many non-sailors into the sailing universe. Read More...

American Maritime Academy – Cairo

American Maritime Academy – Cairo - Egypt The American Maritime Academy was established in 2006 to provide a maritime educational program that is both in-depth and accessible to the average mariner whose aspirations revolve around power-boat and sailboat handling. Our strategic uniqueness in the Middle-East stems from the lack of comparable establishments, which cater to the booming yachting industry in the twelve Arab countries of the region. 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!