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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.

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New Member Benefits

New Member Benefits

Catamaran Video
Catamaran Video

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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 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing – What You’ll Learn

ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing – What You’ll Learn I sat on the deck of a sailboat and I listened to a teenager explain the basics of sailing. I was impressed. The cloak of mystery behind something as simple as sailing is lifted when it is brought down to the simplest and truest form. “You need wind in your sail and the boat will move forward.” The lesson continued with very little discussion about how things worked and more about why things worked.  The teens laughed a lot. They pointed out things on the water. At one point one teenager closed her eyes and let the wind hit her … Continue reading ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing – What You’ll Learn Read More...

Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School

Sailing Florida Charters & Sailing School - St Petersburg, FL The future looks bright and we are happy with the course we’ve set. Cruising into the sunset or across the bay, Sailing Florida is about experiencing the natural beauty of Florida’s West Coast and the exhilaration of boating. Come join us for a bareboat or crewed charter – day or week long – so you can finally take that family vacation, sneak away for a romantic weekend, hold a special corporate event or team building adventure. Read More...
DAN Boater Partnership with ASA

ASA “Rafts Up” with DAN Boater

ASA “Rafts Up” with DAN Boater The American Sailing Association (ASA) has teamed up with DAN Boater, the world’s premier travel safety association, as part of its ongoing commitment to enhancing boater safety. As a result of the alliance, ASA members can now purchase annual DAN Boater family memberships for $50, a 50% savings off the normal cost, and all ASA members will receive complimentary copies of DAN Boater’s digital travel health and safety guides. Read More...
Flotilla, Martha’s Vineyard & the Cape Cod Islands

2020 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla

2020 Narragansett Sailing School Martha’s Vineyard Flotilla Let’s go to Martha’s Vineyard and the Cape Cod Islands! Captained by an ASA instructor who has sailed these waters for over 30 years. September is the BEST month to see these quaint New England villages. We will stay in t Read More...
plastic free ocean

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...
Ducky Sailing School, Shanghai, China ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Ducky Sailing School

Ducky Sailing School - China Featuring Ducky 'boutique' style ASA training sessions in Shanghai; Tailor-made workshops to entertain multi-level sailors needs. 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 536,000 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!