Learn to Sail

Your dream to learn to sail is close to becoming reality. Find a school, take a course and set off on your new adventure. ASA has everything you need to sail confidently and safely and you can start right now. We have compiled a list of tools and resources that will help you learn the basics of sailing before you get out on the water.

New Sailor Resources

New to Sailing? Start Here!

Sign up for ASA 101 and start sailing. While you wait for your day on the water get a head start on learning vocabulary, the physics of sails and wind, safety procedures, and other sailing knowledge. We have compiled a list of helpful ASA tools to help you feel prepared when you step aboard a sailboat for the first time.

New to Sailing? Start Here!

Sign up for ASA 101 and start sailing. While you wait for your day on the water get a head start on learning vocabulary, the physics of sails and wind, safety procedures, and other sailing knowledge. We have compiled a list of helpful ASA tools to help you feel prepared when you step aboard a sailboat for the first time.

Take Sailing Lessons

 

Get ASA Certified

Are you ready to get on the water and learn how to sail? ASA classes are taught by trained instructors guided by proven curriculum designed to get you sailing safely and confidently. Review our available classes and endorsements.

 

Find a School

You don't need to go far to learn to sail, there is a local school near you. With over 400+ locations, the ASA is the largest association of sailing schools in the world. Our standardized class system allows you to take classes at a local school in your region, or immersive multi-day courses at destinations around the world.

Online Resources

 

Online Courses

We highly recommend taking an online prep-class called "Your First Sail" before your first on the water course course. We have several other online courses including Knots Made Easy, Sailing Made Easy and Docking Made Easy.
 

ASA Webinars

With award-winning experts like Peter Isler (Two-time America's Cup Winner, Stars & Stripes Navigator) sharing their knowledge, you can become a better sailor by learning various tips & tricks from the masters.
 

Textbook Library

Learn for yourself why Sailing Magazine called our ASA 101 Textbook "best in class." Our books are perfect companions to our live classes, and also serve as excellent resources for a quick refresher or those brand new to the sport.
 

Textbook Library

Learn for yourself why Sailing Magazine called our ASA 101 Textbook "best in class." Our books are perfect companions to our live classes, and also serve as perfect literature for those wanted a quick refresher or those brand new to the sport.