ASA Membership Benefits – $49 Per Year
Dream Yacht Charter is the world’s largest charter company. It was founded by Loic Bonnet in 2000, who has been in the sailing industry for years before taking the helm of his own charter company. Dream Yacht Charter customers can book bareboat, crewed or by the cabin charters in some of the world’s most beautiful cruising grounds, such as the Grenadines, Croatia, Ionian islands, Tahiti and the Maldives. We’ve also developed new sailing areas, such as New Caledonia and Cuba.
ASA has partnered with DAN Boater to improve the availability of its membership benefits to sailors worldwide. ASA members can now purchase annual DAN Boater Family Memberships for $50 — a 50% savings off the normal cost. In addition, all ASA members will receive complimentary copies of DAN Boater’s digital Travel Health & Safety Guides. DAN Boater, the world’s premier travel safety association, offers its members a medical information line, a 24/7 emergency hotline, worldwide medical evacuation and repatriation services, search and rescue expense coverage and more.
SailFlow has over 50,000 weather stations worldwide, including our exclusive PRO Stations: built ultra heavy-duty by our own MIT engineer, and sited by our meteorologists for the highest possible quality of wind reports. With SailFlow PRO you benefit from real-time reports from exclusive Pro Weather Stations, professional meteorologist forecasts, and lots more.
Sømand was founded by Bay Area sailors Noelle Brewin and Laura Levy, who set out to challenge the perception of what a sailor should look like and create apparel that empowers women to feel confident, be comfortable, and perform their best while sailing.
Since 2015, Stream2Sea is the FIRST and the ONLY reef friendly mineral sunscreen that walk the talk and ensure that all our sunscreen and skincare are tested and proven to be safe to fishes and coral larvae. Stream2Sea’s natural, hypoallergenic sunscreens and skin care contain no harmful chemicals like benzophenones, oxybenzone, avobenzone, parabens, DEAs/ MEAs/ TEAs, SLS or SLES and preservatives.
Lani Shades wood sunglasses are designed by ASA sailing instructor Greg Martin of Sail Hawaii to be the perfect sunglasses for looking at the bright Hawaiian sunlit ocean.
Lani Shades feature the highest quality scratch resistant UV400 polarized lenses in beautifully handmade wood frames with durable stainless steel spring hinges for comfort and fit. Lani Shades is made of three collections: Lani Ohe bamboo, Lani Nui kosso and Lani Kai skateboard wood. Wood naturally floats but if they fall overboard and the waves take them away, wood sunglasses leave less plastic in the ocean.
Each purchase of Lani Shades plants one tree through OneTreePlanted.org and gives a dollar to help clean beaches with Surfrider Foundation. Each pair comes in a sturdy bamboo tube case, pouch and microfiber cloth.
Are you ready to raise your weather IQ? Every sailor understands the importance of weather. But how many of us over-use weather apps when we know there is so much more to the art and science of weather forecasting? ASA co-founder Peter Isler and veteran meteorologist Chris Bedford from sailwx.com have created a new online school, Marine Weather University (MWU) to help sailors build that crucial foundation and hone their weather skills.
World’s Finest Seabags & Ditty Bags. M & B ShipCanvas Co. is a small shop specializing in hand-built seabags and ditty bags, plus traditional ropes and rigging. The seabags are Hand-built at our shop. Genuine, real seabags not merely styled to appear ‘nautical’. Sizes and colors available for most bags. Individually (serial) numbered & stamped leather badges. Each bag includes a signed Builder’s certificate and a lifetime warranty on workmanship.
Playing a key role in the rich history of navigation, Weems & Plath are committed to supplying the world with the finest navigation tools and products available while maintaining high standards of service that have distinguished them from its inception in 1928.
Ullman Sails has a rich and diverse legacy in custom sail design and sail manufacturing dating back over 50 years. Ullman Sails is an international company, located in 25 countries with 75 locations worldwide that benefit from the collaboration of skilled sail designers, experienced sailmakers and decorated sailors. Our group is founded on a rich and diverse heritage of sailmaking. The company is focused on sharing our passion for sailing by providing our customers with quality sails delivered with attentive and knowledgeable customer service.
SAILING is a national magazine that is set apart from its competition by its oversize pages and fresh, honest reporting. The magazine is meant for sailors who, above all else, are interested in sailing, reading about it and enjoying it through the many pictures and incisive text. ASA Members are eligible for exclusive subscription pricing that allows them to save up to 70% off regular price! A one-year subscription to the print magazine + access to the digital interactive edition costs ASA Members only $9.99 (regular price, $35).
Cruising World is edited for those who enjoy cruising and are interested in acquiring new skills enabling them to navigate and sail safely in coastal waters, on lakes and across oceans. About half of the articles involve information and techniques aimed at helping an owner maintain and enjoy his/her sailboat, while the other half reflect reader experiences.
The American Sailing Association is devoted to teaching sailing lessons through a variety of means and methods. Although personal instruction is far and away the most effective, we’re mindful of getting that information across in other ways. For this reason we have created the Docking Made Easy video series that illustrates through live action, narration and animation how to dock a sailboat under sail and under power. The series is full of helpful tips and tricks to overcome the intimidation and/or anxiety that sometimes comes along with docking a boat. The series is written and narrated by two-time America’s Cup winner Peter Isler who maps out the safe and correct methods of handling a sailboat both under sail or under power.
North U has been the leader in performance sailing seminars since 1980. Their programs offer the latest in sailing techniques in an engaging interactive format that makes the course fun and effective. North U courses feature great instructors – expert sailors with years of teaching experience. The North U Sail Trim & Boat Speed courses cover sail trim on all points of sail. Upwind topics include jib trim, mainsail trim and helming. Downwind sections will cover symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers as well as tips for those who sail under jib and main only. Kick your speed up a notch and complete an ASA / North U Sail Trim course today!
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 through several formats including interviews, on-the-water training, and presentation-style breakdowns. Viewers also gain insight to modern sailing history as Peter visits with legends like Stan & Sally Honey, Skip Novak, and Sharon Green. You will also learn sailing skills in episodes tackling marine weather forecasting, cruising, and much more. Join two-time America’s Cup winner Peter Isler as he looks at sailing from a different point-of-view every episode!
"The Boat Insurance People." ASA Members receive additional benefits from the leading underwriter of recreational boats, yachts and six passenger charter boats. Boats Under 26 ft receive: • Personal effects - $1,000 included • Medical Payments - $10,000 included • Emergency Towing Assistance - $500 Included Boats over 26 ft receive: • Personal effects - $10,000 included • Medical Payments - $25,000 included • Emergency Towing Assistance - $2,000 Included Call National Marine Underwriters for a free no obligation quote at 1-800-BOATINS 800-262-8467
Check out the broad range of ASA branded sailing apparel available through Pirates Lair. We have t-shirts, wicking shirts, jackets, gloves, hats and more. In addition to all items including the ASA logo we also have some exclusive designs including our ASA 104 Collection which is available exclusively to bareboat certified sailors.
Voyages on the Mega Yacht Arabella
The American Sailing Association charters the mega yacht Arabella for amazing sailing vacations around the world and as an ASA member you are invited to come aboard!
American Sailing Week - Member Events
Join your fellow ASA members for a fun-filled week of unlimited sailing in a prime sailing location at American sailing Week, or enjoy the fun and continued education of one of our many ASA flotillas in exciting and exotic destinations throughout the year. Stay tuned to you email inbox for info about upcoming events. See link below for flotillas.
American Sailing Journal
Members receive a monthly subscription to America’s premier digital sailing newsletter, the American Sailing Journal. It’s chock full of interesting, entertaining, and educational articles. The ASJ is always fun to read and contains some great sailing tips.
““We saved for our vacation, but never dreamed we could save during our vacation. Our ASA membership paid for itself the first time we used it. We couldn’t believe how much we saved.”
““ASA membership plays a part in each and every sailing experience. We learn about fascinating new destinations and techniques from the books and magazines.”
The ASA is a community of 350 sailing schools, 7,000 instructors and over 500,000 sailors that all share a common bond – the love of sailing.
ASA membership supports the sailing community in the following ways…
ASA is represented on the National Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) Education Standards Panel (ESP), and is a member of the American Boat and Yacht Council (ABYC) Project Technical Committee (PTC) for the National On-Water Standards (NOWS) program.
Lenny Shabes founded the American Sailing Association, in 1982, and is still the Chairman of the Board.
Lenny presently serves on the board of directors of Sail America, the renowned trade association for the U.S. sailing industry. Sail America’s purpose is to promote and foster the sport of sailing and it’s a great opportunity for the sailing industry work together to accomplish a common goal.
Environmental & Charitable Initiatives
ASA is committed to helping overcome the problems, such as plastic pollution, that plague our oceans, lakes, & rivers. We will be concentrating on researching, publicizing and donating to organizations that share our environmental values.
We need your help. Join ASA now!
Seabirds Die From Getting Tangled In AND/OR Eating Plastic
marine mammals die from getting tangled in and/or eating plastic
pieces of plastic estimated to be floating worldwide
there will be more plastic in the ocean than fish
Join ASA and together with our partners we can make a difference!
ASA is dedicated to providing resources that make sailing accessible to everyone.
GO SAILING App
ASA’s GO SAILING app helps you find crew or apply to be crew on other skippers’ trips. There are also sailing related social events, seminars, and sailing lessons on the app. GO SAILING is the best free sailing app for connecting to your local sailing & boating community. The app is available at no cost for iOS, Android, and on the web.
Flotilla sailing charter vacations bring together a fleet of sailboats, each operating independently with its own crew, along with a lead boat and flotilla leader who knows the local area well. By joining a flotilla, you can enjoy the freedom of skippering your own boat but have comfort in knowing that support and advice are on hand to help with navigation and local weather.
ASA hosts many different events throughout the year that bring members together to enjoy a sailing related experience. Whether it’s a luxury charter aboard a mega yacht, or a luncheon to talk about the America’s Cup these events are a great opportunity to meet like minded people who share the same passion as you – sailing!