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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.

North U Sail Trim Seminars
North U Sail Trim Seminars

North U Sail Trim Seminars

BVI Tour on Arabella

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 Tom Tursi, Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Tom Tursi, Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship Tom Tursi holds a USCG 100-ton Ocean Masters License, is an ASA Certified Sailing Instructor and a part owner of the Maryland School of Sailing and Seamanship. He teaches navigation and offshore courses, and establishes school sailing programs and policy. He is the author of instructional texts, including two adopted by ASA,  Coastal Navigation & Piloting used for the ASA105 course level and Docking Techniques used for the ASA118 Docking Endorsement. Tom is a lifelong sailor, owning a number of different racing and cruising sailboats, and has completed over 70,000 miles of blue water ocean sailing throughout the world in addition to extensive … Continue reading ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Tom Tursi, Maryland School of Sailing & Seamanship Read More...
Blockade Runner Sailing School, NC

Blockade Runner Sailing School

Blockade Runner Sailing School - Wrightsville Beach, NC The perfect inclusive sailing package awaits! Stay at the Blockade Runner Hotel, walk down to our private Soundside docks, and begin your sailing experience aboard our fleet of J/22s. Read More...
Golden Globe Race

Bringin’ Back Tough – The Golden Globe Race is a Solo Round the World Race for Sailors Like Us

Bringin’ Back Tough – The Golden Globe Race is a Solo Round the World Race for Sailors Like Us These days, when you think about round the world races, images of high tech surfboard-like carbon fiber boats with enormous black sails sailing downwind at 21-knots come to mind. There’s a square-jawed professional sailor at the helm, staring up the tall mast at a sail that bears the name of a company we all know. These wonders of technology are walking that tightrope of overall weight and durability. The skipper measures the weight of the hands on his watch and prays that carbon mast is as strong as they say.  It’s truly fun to watch and follow but is it … Continue reading Bringin’ Back Tough – The Golden Globe Race is a Solo Round the World Race for Sailors Like Us Read More...
2020 ASA Turkey Flotilla in the Mediterranean

Turkish Delight

Turkish Delight This country, on the crossroads of the East and the West, can also pride itself on some of the nicest sailing waters in the Mediterranean. Our flotillas will sail from Fethiye to Marmaris and back with visits to numerous anti Read More...
Diversity In Sailing

Diversity in Sailing – Where Is It?

Diversity in Sailing – Where Is It? Ayme Sinclair is just an ordinary sailor, but at the same time she is anything but. Like many of us, she races with her team on Wednesday nights, then heads back to the club to have a couple of cocktails and some laughs. Some nights they do pretty well, some nights just okay, but it’s always a good time. The most distinct difference between Ayme’s team and the rest of the fleet is her crew is made up of sailors of different races and genders while most of the fleet is not. There is no animosity, there’s no bigotry, but … Continue reading Diversity in Sailing – Where Is It? Read More...
Shenzhen Sevenstar Yacht Club - China ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Shenzhen Sevenstar Yacht Club

Shenzhen Sevenstar Yacht Club - China "China's Most Beautiful Yacht Club" is located in the beautiful Shenzhen Dapeng Peninsula's Qixing Bay, sitting in a harbor with excellent water quality, backed by a national Geological park and fresh air. 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!