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Docking Made Easy Video - Fenders

Docking Made Easy: Fenders

Docking Made Easy: Fenders Hanging fenders is something we all have to do, but new sailors might be wondering about the correct way to accomplish this common task. So, for the newbies in the house, we’ve created a simple video that demonstrates just what to do. Read More...
Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC) - Certified ASA Sailing School

Los Angeles Yacht Club

Los Angeles Yacht Club - San Pedro, CA Offering beginning and advanced ASA certification courses, Los Angeles Yacht Club’s mission is to bring its sailing heritage and tradition to everyone. Our ASA certified instructors will teach you to sail our 22’ Capris safely and confidently over five, 4-hour lessons. Classes are offered Tuesday through Sunday in a group setting, with no more than three students per boat. Private and family lessons are also available. Read More...
Laura Dekker Interview, Part 1

Laura Dekker Interview, Part 1

Laura Dekker Interview, Part 1 In the years between 2008 and 2010 the sailing world and beyond saw a wave of very young sailors embarking upon monstrous undertakings that would give pause to the most seasoned mariners. California sailor Zac Sunderland circled the globe alone in his Islander 36 becoming the first person under 18 to accomplish the journey. His … Continue reading Laura Dekker Interview, Part 1 Read More...
Belize Sailing Vacations Flotilla

Islands of Belize

Islands of Belize Sailing with Belize Sailing Vacation's ASA certified instructors & crew offers you the ultimate opportunity to explore the spectacular paradise islands that Belize has to offer, aboard your own private luxury catamaran. Sail Read More...
Sailing in Winter

5 Ways to Keep (sort of) Sailing During the Winter!

5 Ways to Keep (sort of) Sailing During the Winter! We mustn’t let natural obstacles, such as low temperatures and snow, completely keep us from what we hold dear - sailing! Read More...

Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas

Sailing Academy of Florida-Bahamas - Bahamas We offer a boutique sail training experience offering private and semi-private courses taught in a cruising/voyaging style format. Think of us like a B&B on the water!  With award winning instruction and knock your socks off itineraries. We are based at Palm Cay Marina, Nassau-New Providence Island.  We are just a few hours’ sail from the Extraordinary Exuma Cays, until only recently a destination only reached by the more seasoned sailors. Read More...



The American Sailing Association introduced certifications to the United States over 35 years ago. Today, with 350+ sailing schools worldwide and 504,000 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!