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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"

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GO SAILING

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ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Kira Maixner, Modern Sailing School

ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Kira Maixner, Modern Sailing School Captain Kira currently teaches at Modern Sailing in Sausalito where the San Francisco Bay is her playground. She has been heavily involved in building a women’s sailing program and teaches a Wind & Woman course as well. She has been boating since she was a youngster and sailing since she moved to San Francisco 6 years ago. In December 2017, Kira began working towards earning her Captain’s License, which she earned in 2018, and began teaching at Modern Sailing School in the spring of 2018. While she enjoys teaching people from all walks of life, she is most passionate when … Continue reading ASA Featured Instructor: Captain Kira Maixner, Modern Sailing School Read More...
Black Rock Sailing School

Black Rock Sailing School – Boston

Black Rock Sailing School – Boston - Boston, MA Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been nationally recognized as “ASA Outstanding School” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (every year this award was offered) AND “ASA Outstanding Instructor” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2). No other sailing school in New England has earned such recognition, and this puts our program in the top 1.5% of our competition world-wide! Read More...
ASA's Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz

The Ocean Quiz Do we really know how much plastic is on our ocean? We love to sail but do we know enough about what is beneath the surface of the water that we enjoy? Take this quick quiz on what lies beneath the surface as well as what gets into the ocean. 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...

ASA Featured Instructor: Joe Mastrangelo, Veterans Sailing Association

ASA Featured Instructor: Joe Mastrangelo, Veterans Sailing Association Captain Joe Mastrangelo is the protagonist of an adventure novel. He is larger than life and his stories fill the page with humor and excitement. His passion for the water comes through in how he crafts his tale but his passion for people is evident in what he does. “CJ” as he is known to his friends and students is the lead instructor and founder of Veterans Sailing Association in the Florida Keys. His specialty is teaching other veterans, like himself, the art of sailing. Follow along on his Facebook page and you’ll see he spends a lot of time … Continue reading ASA Featured Instructor: Joe Mastrangelo, Veterans Sailing Association Read More...
Silver Channel Sailing Club - China ~ An ASA Certified Sailing School

Silver Channel Sailing Club

Silver Channel Sailing Club - China SilverChannel Sailing Club was founded at 2010 and was one of the earlist sailing training centers in China. Our marina is at DianShan Lake and have all kinds of training boats like J80, J24, Beneteau O34. The club chief instructor is first one in China who holds ASA206 certificate. SCSC offers all kinds of sailing trainings including offshore course and racing course. 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!