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Online Intro To Sailing

NEW  ONLINE INTRO TO SAILING

This online sailing course introduces the fundamentals of sailing including important vocabulary, safety skills, and how sailboats work. By completing the lessons in this online course you will be ready to report to an American Sailing school for on-the-water sailing lessons.
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Upcoming Events

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DEC 5 & 7 • DEC 12 & 14

ASA 102: Keelboat 2 - Online Prep

Prepare for the exciting new on-the-water ASA 102 certification, coming soon to an American Sailing School near you.

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DEC 12 & 14 • 7:00 PM (PT)

ASA 102: Keelboat 2 - Online Prep

Prepare for the exciting new on-the-water ASA 102 certification, coming soon to an American Sailing School near you.

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DEC 19 • 4:30 PM (PT)

Bareboat Chartering in Greece

Learn about the geography, the climate, the sailing season, the prevailing winds, and lots more.

North U Sail Trim Seminar

JAN 20 • Vancouver, BC

Sail Trim & Boat Speed

Learn about sail dynamics, sail trim, and optimizing performance for various wind conditions at this in-person seminar.

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JAN 2024

Islands of Belize

Experience the beauty of Belize on this sailing flotilla. Explore new locations every day, enjoy snorkeling, and more.
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JAN 27 • Long Beach, CA

Racing Strategy, Tactics & Rules

Learn techniques, tactics, and decision-making skills to help your performance on the race course at this in-person seminar

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FEB 3 • Warren, MI

Racing Rules & Tactics

Learn how the rules create rights, obligations, and opportunities on the race course at this in-person seminar

North U Sail Trim Seminar

FEB 4 • Indianapolis, IN

Sail Trim & Boat Speed

Learn about sail dynamics, sail trim, and optimizing performance for various wind conditions at this in-person seminar.

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FEB 24 • Bridgeport, CT

Racing Rules & Tactics

Learn how the rules create rights, obligations, and opportunities on the race course at this in-person seminar

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FEB 25 • Milwaukee, WI

Racing Rules & Tactics

Learn how the rules create rights, obligations, and opportunities on the race course at this in-person seminar

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FEB / MAR / APR 2024

Virgins Islands / Florida / Texas

Master racing trim, helming, and boat handling with experienced coaches onboard high-performance sailboats.
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FEB 2024

St Thomas, VI

Master racing trim, helming, and boat handling with experienced coaches onboard high-performance IC-24s
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FEB 2024

St Petersburg, FL

Compete in the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta with experienced coaches onboard high-performance J/70s.
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Feb 2024

Tahiti, French Polynesia

Those who fly into the islands and stay at hotels experience only a part of the magic of these islands.

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FEB 2024

British Virgin Islands

Discover the beauty of the British Virgin Islands while enjoying the spaciousness, speed, stability, and shallow draft that catamarans offer.

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MAR 24 • Grapevine, TX

Racing Strategy, Tactics & Rules

Learn techniques, tactics, and decision-making skills to help your performance on the race course at this in-person seminar

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MAR 2024

St Thomas, VI

Master racing trim, helming, and boat handling with experienced coaches onboard high-performance IC-24 sailboats
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MAR 2024

St Petersburg, FL

Master racing trim, helming, and boat handling with experienced coaches onboard high-performance J/70 sailboats
North U Sail Trim Seminar

APR 6 • Nepean, ON

Sail Trim & Boat Speed

Learn about sail dynamics, sail trim, and optimizing performance for various wind conditions at this in-person seminar.

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APR 6 • Halifax, NS

Racing Strategy, Tactics & Rules

Learn techniques, tactics, and decision-making skills to help your performance on the race course at this in-person seminar

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Apr 2024

Paraty, Brazil in South America

Sail in pristine waters along the coast lined with tropical rainforest and white and golden sandy beaches.
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Apr 2024

Austin, TX

Master racing trim, helming, and boat handling with experienced coaches onboard high-performance J/80 sailboats
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APR 14 • Park City, UT

Racing Strategy, Tactics & Rules

Learn techniques, tactics, and decision-making skills to help your performance on the race course at this in-person seminar

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Apr 2024

Charleston, SC

Compete in Charleston Race Week and master every facet of regatta success with experienced coaches onboard J/22s.
North U Sail Trim Seminar

APR 27 • Denver, CO

Sail Trim & Boat Speed

Learn about sail dynamics, sail trim, and optimizing performance for various wind conditions at this in-person seminar.

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APR 28 • Eugene, WA

Racing Strategy, Tactics & Rules

Learn techniques, tactics, and decision-making skills to help your performance on the race course at this in-person seminar

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APR 2024

Islands of Belize

Experience the beauty of Belize on this sailing flotilla. Explore new locations every day, enjoy snorkeling, and more.
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MAY 2024

Annapolis, MD

Compete in the Helly Hansen Sailing World Regatta with experienced coaches onboard high-performance J/80s.
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MAY 2024

Islands of Belize

Experience the beauty of Belize on this sailing flotilla. Explore new locations every day, enjoy snorkeling, and more.
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MAY 2024

Explore Croatia aboard Cataleya

A week-long cruise of Croatia onboard a fully crewed luxury yacht.
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MAY 2024

Amalfi Coast, Italy

Join this amazing flotilla and explore the beautiful coastline of Italy and enjoy the local cuisine and culture.
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MAY & JUN 2024

Dalmation Islands, Croatia

Embark on an unforgettable sailing journey tracing a course across Croatia's beautiful coastline.

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Jun 2024

Greece & The Aegean Sea

Sail with us on the Magical Aegean Sea, visit ancient ruins and old castles, and taste the real Greek Mediterranean diet.

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Jun 2024

Greece & The Ionian Sea

With its scenery, quaint towns, rich culture, hospitable people and ideal sailing conditions, this should be on every sailor’s bucket list!
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JUN 2024

Greece & The Saronic Gulf

Spirited sailing with ancient Greek history and you have the formula for a memorable flotilla vacation.
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Jun 2024

Victoria & the Gulf Islands

Join fellow sailors for a week cruising the beautiful San Juan and Canadian Gulf Islands to Victoria, BC.

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JUN 2024

British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Find out why cruising sailors refer to the British Virgin Islands as a “sailor’s paradise.”

Lenny Shabes Sailing Festival

JUN 2024

Lenny Shabes Sailing Festival

Pay tribute to Lenny and join us in the Caribbean for a week of sailing festivities including sundowners, beach bonfires & regattas.

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JUN 2024

Islands of Belize

Experience the beauty of Belize on this sailing flotilla. Explore new locations every day, enjoy snorkeling, and more.
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JUN 2024

Greece

Experience Greece's Corfu Islands through sailing, cultural immersion, and personalized bareboat chartering.

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JUL 2024

Islands of Belize

Experience the beauty of Belize on this sailing flotilla. Explore new locations every day, enjoy snorkeling, and more.
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AUG 2024

Gastro-Sail, Croatia

Explore the ancient city of Dubrovnik, Discover Ston & its well-preserved city walls and salt works.

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SEP 2024

Dalmatian Islands, Croatia

A sailor’s paradise with crystal clear waters, picturesque fishing villages, and scenic coves for anchoring.
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SEP 2024

Turkey

Turquoise waters, secluded anchorages, small restaurants, and amazing gastronomy is the recipe for a memorable flotilla vacation.
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NOV 2024

Islands of Belize

Experience the beauty of Belize on this sailing flotilla. Explore new locations every day, enjoy snorkeling, and more.
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DEC 2024

British Virgin Islands, Caribbean

Discover why the “Christmas Winds” make December in the BVI a sailing mecca!

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DEC 2024

Islands of Belize

Experience the beauty of Belize on this sailing flotilla. Explore new locations every day, enjoy snorkeling, and more.

ASA TEXTBOOKS

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Beginner

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Learn to Sail

You have wanted to learn to sail your entire life. ASA can bring you closer to fulfilling your dream. Our collection of resources will get you out on the water safely and confidently. With 400 schools worldwide you can find a school near you. To help you get started, we have an large collection of new sailor resources including beginner sailing lessons, online courses, webinars, and mobile apps. Become an ASA member and enjoy the many benefits of being part of the largest sailing education organization in the world.

Intermediate

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Build your Skills

So you know how to sail. Now what? Now you'll work on getting better, feeling more confident, and taking your sailing to the next level. Now that you have a basic foundation of sailing it's time to have fun with your new knowledge. You can focus on expanding your sailing resume to make you a more effective skipper. We have continuing education classes like Celestial Navigation (ASA 107), Offshore Passagemaking (ASA 108), Cruising Catamaran Sailing (ASA 114), and more.

Advanced

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Sail the World

You are now ready to entertain the thought of sailing around the world, sailing in exotic destinations or quiting your job and living on a boat. You can safely navigate a boat in most conditions and you are only limited by your imagination. Your ASA certifications open the door to bareboat charters in Greece, flotillas in Croatia and family sailing vacations in the Caribbean. ASA partners, affiliates and schools are worldwide and they can help you find the sailing adventure that fits you best. ASA members get steep charter discounts - join today.

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Your First Sail - Free Online Course

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North U Courses & Webinars

Since 1980 North U has been the most prestigious organization in performance sailing education in the world...

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Inside Sailing with Peter Isler

Inside Sailing with Peter Isler is a captivating series that immerses viewers in the beautiful world of sailing. The series explores sailing...

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Online / Interactive Learning

It is important to understand that you cannot learn to skipper a boat without actually being on a boat but you can learn some of the information...

Your First Sail - Free Online Course

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Docking Made Easy

Learn how to dock a sailboat under sail, or under power, in a variety of different scenarios. Sailing legend Peter Isler walks...

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Bite Sized Lessons

We know that learning to sail can be overwhelming and there is a lot to take in. In an effort to help we’ve created...

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Knots Made Easy

There are as many sailing knots as there are stars in the night sky — or so it seems. But the reality is that most sailors...

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Sailing Challenge App

Sailing Challenge

4.5/5.0 Stars Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with ASA’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that lets players climb aboard and sail off on a virtual sea of fun.
Catamaran Challenge App

Catamaran Challenge

4/5 Stars The app includes five learning modules that will teach you the basics of operating a twin-engine catamaran, how to perform a looping turn, and how to maneuver the boat at slow speeds using just the throttles.
GO SAILING APP

Go Sailing App

4/5 Stars Go Sailing lets you share your passion for sailing with others, allowing you to create or join sailing trips, meet new friends and easily share trip expenses.
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Sailing Challenge

Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with ASA’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that lets players climb aboard and sail off on a virtual sea of fun.
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Catamaran Challenge

The app includes five learning modules that will teach you the basics of operating a twin-engine catamaran, how to perform a looping turn, and how to maneuver the boat at slow speeds using just the throttles.
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Go Sailing App

Go Sailing lets you share your passion for sailing with others, allowing you to create or join sailing trips, meet new friends and easily share trip expenses.

Membership Benefits

  • Your membership supports the important environmental and charitable initiatives that help to keep our waterways clean and give back to sailing communities.

  • ASA members enjoy unique discounts on charters around the world, paying for the cost of annual membership in a single day sail.

  • Discounts off sailing products including West Marine, iNavX, DAN Boater, Sailflow, and more.

  • Discounts on ASA Educational Video Series, ASA Webinars, magazine subscriptions and more!

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Put your skills to use,

Teach others.

Share your passion for sailing as you teach others to sail. Teach at a local school on the weekends or get out on multi-day excursions and share your knowledge. Becoming an instructor is easier than you think.

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