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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.

Arabella BVI Tour
Arabella BVI Tour

BVI Tour on Arabella

Hands Across The Sea Caribbean Sweepstakes

Hands Across The Sea
Sweepstakes

New Member Benefits
New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits

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"

GO SAILING
GO SAILING

New GO SAILING Mobile App

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Jenni Hellpap LTD Sailing

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Jenni Hellpap LTD Sailing Meet Jenni from the dock! She used to sail a little, now she sails a lot! Jenni is the perfect example of anyone who ever had a dream and worked hard to make it come true. She hails from land-locked Wisconsin but now sails on the Caribbean waters of Grenada & the Grenadines with LTD Sailing – “Living The Dream” Sailing School and beyond! She has her USCG Captains License as well as her RYA Yachtmaster certification. She teaches ASA 101 – ASA 114. Captain Jenni Hellpap is this month’s featured instructor. Read More...
Navy Patuxent Sailing Club, MD - ASA Certified Sailing School

Navy Patuxent Sailing Club

Navy Patuxent Sailing Club - Patuxent River, Maryland The Navy Patuxent Sailing Club membership is over two hundred Active Duty, Reserve, Civil Service, and Contractor personnel. We come from all backgrounds with a common interest and a variety of skill levels in sailing. With the Patuxent River and Chesapeake Bay at our back door, we have the finest sailing on the East Coast just minutes away. Read More...

The Charter Quiz

The Charter Quiz Do you have the urge to put your sailing education to use on a bareboat charter? Are you considering a crewed charter? Test your knowledge with this quick and fun charter quiz to give you some of ideas during the planning process of your sailing vacation. 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...

5 Spots To Use Your ASA 101 Certification

5 Spots To Use Your ASA 101 Certification Not long ago I watched as a pair of newlyweds hired my 12-year-old to teach them how to sail. We were on vacation and my two boys had been zipping across the horizon for over an hour and as they sailed the Hobie Cat back onto the sand the newly married couple negotiated a chartered cruise right on the spot. My son, ever the opportunist, jumped aboard, handed them life vests and explained where the couple would sit. He then had his younger brother give them a gentle push off the shore. Just like that, the couple was on a … Continue reading 5 Spots To Use Your ASA 101 Certification Read More...
Kaijie Sailing Club, Qingdao, China ~ ASA Certified Sailing School

Qingdao Kaijie Sailing Sport Club

Qingdao Kaijie Sailing Sport Club - China Kaijie Sailing Club is located in Qingdao, Shandong province. Qingdao is the birthplace of sailing in China and is known as the "sailing capital" of China. Due to the unique water resources, sailing has a good foundation in Qingdao, sailing has a history of 100 years. 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 522,000 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!