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The American Sailing Association has set the standard for excellence in sailing education for over 35 years, and it is the collective power of its members that helped provide globally recognized courses, certification, and professional instructor qualifications.

ASA membership dollars support sailing in countless ways…

Educational Programs

At ASA, our educational programs build skills that benefit all sailors. The purpose of the ASA is to protect and promote a safe, fun, and rewarding sailing lifestyle.
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Boating Legislation

The ASA interacts with the U.S. Coast Guard and works with other state and national boating agencies and bureaus to positively affect boating legislation and safety education.
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ASA is passionate about keeping our oceans and waterways clean and we need your help to reduce the amount of plastic in the sea. We can make a difference if we all band together.
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ASA Membership Benefits

Ever wonder why being a member of the American Sailing Association is so important? The answer is simple… membership in the ASA enables the organization to deliver the programs and services that are essential to all sailors. Your membership dollars directly support our ability to enhance your experience on the water and grow the sport of sailing.
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    Personalized ASA membership card

    with a complete listing of all your ASA certification achieved

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    Sailing Magazine Subscription

    A one-year subscription to SAILING magazine including ASA’s Member special insert Winds and Currents

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    American Sailing Journal

    A subscription to ASA’s monthly electronic news letter the American Sailing Journal – packed with sailing tips, lifestyle articles, event information and more.

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    West Marine Coupon

    West Marine discount coupon

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    Weems & Plath

    Weems & Plath 25% off coupon on world-class navigation products

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    ASA Online Store Special Pricing

    ASA Members pricing and specials at the ASA online store

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    Access to Online Certification Database

    Access to ASA’s online certification database, where you can review your certification levels and provide us with your current contact information

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    ASA Member’ Only Events

    Exclusive access to exciting ASA Members’ Only Events in the U.S. And international locations

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