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ASA Featured Instructor: Tibor Van den Wildenbergh, Victoria Sailing School

ASA Featured Instructor: Tibor Van den Wildenbergh, Victoria Sailing School Tibor learned to sail through the Victoria Sailing School, from its founder, Jim Cook. Since then he has been sailing and racing extensively. You can find him at Chatfield racing nearly every Wednesday night during the season. He currently teaches basic on the water courses, as well as a Diesel Maintenance Course, and Racing and Spinnaker courses. Tibor Van den Wildenbergh is this month’s Featured Instructor. Read More...
San Juan Sailing - ASA Certified Sailing School

San Juan Sailing

San Juan Sailing - Bellingham, WA One of the most well-respected sailing schools in the Pacific Northwest, San Juan Sailing has been offering sailing training for over 35 years! You won’t find a better value anywhere, as we’re the only School that provides an “All Inclusive” experience – each a fully provisioned, live aboard, sleep aboard course – not just on our weeklong Learn-n-Cruises, but even on our 2-day ASA 101, 103 and 104 Weekender classes! Read More...
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Plastic Items You Can Stop Bringing Onboard Today

Plastic Items You Can Stop Bringing Onboard Today Maybe our last article about plastic in the ocean scared you a bit, but now that you know what’s going on, it’s time to get motivated. The good news is that little changes in our day-to-day lives can have a big collective impact on reducing the plastic flowing into the ocean, and you’d be surprised how easy it is to form new habits. Here are some single-use plastic items you can easily swap out with reusable products so you’re not adding to the problem. Read More...

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising – What You’ll Learn

ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising – What You’ll Learn You have taken ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing, and you are confident to skipper a sloop-rigged keelboat of approximately 20 to 27 feet in length by day in light to moderate winds (up to 15 knots) and sea conditions. Now what? ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising, is your next step in advancing your sailing education. Soon you will be on your way to a bareboat charter vacation where you’ll skipper a vessel on a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions (ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising). First, you’ll need … Continue reading ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising – What You’ll Learn Read More...
Rob Swain Sailing School - Caribbean

Swain Sailing School

Swain Sailing School - Caribbean Rob Swain Sailing School is located in Tortola in the beautiful British Virgin Islands. Founded 23 years ago by our lead instructor Rob Swain we pride ourselves in providing a complete experience. Whether you are learning to sail or wish to gain bareboat or coastal cruising certifications our ASA qualified instructors who are all experienced yachtsman and women will help you reach your goals. Read More...



The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 536,000 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of schools in the United States.

Get Certified!


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!


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


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!