New Sailor Resources
The American Sailing Association has many great online resources to help you on your journey to learn how to sail. Start with our FREE Online Sailing Course and learn how a sailboat works, the common commands used to steer one and some basic sailing terminology. Watch ASA’s Sailing Made Easy and Knots Made Easy videos that teach you some of the finer point of sailing such as heaving-to, sail trim, docking, and how to tie some knots commonly found on a sailboat. By using our online resources you’ll be sure to get the most out of your time on the water during your first sailing lesson at an ASA Certified Sailing School.
Join Duncan Hood, an ASA Certified Instructor, in this collection of sailing video tips by the American Sailing Association. Learn how to trim sails, heave-to, use winches, return to the dock, and more…
A collection of videos illustrating how to tie knots commonly used when sailing. The videos show how the knots are tied as well as talk about scenarios where each knot is useful on board a sailboat.
Cruising World presents “Docking Made Easy” an ASA educational video in association with Beneteau America. In a perfect world the wind will be blowing parallel to the dock…
Your Sailing Passport
The official certification Log Book contains all the standards for the various course levels and is the obligatory record of proof for certification.
The Importance Of Certification
ASA Sailing Certification gives you the knowledge and experience to be confident and safe on all your sailing adventures.
Official Study Guides
These textbooks are published by the American Sailing Association and are designed to fully support the corresponding certifications.