New Sailor Resources

New Sailor Resources

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. Download ASA’s Sailing Challenge mobile app and take control of the tiller in one hand and the mainsheet in the other, and sail off on a virtual sea of fun. 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.
Free Online Sailing Course - Your First Sail
Your First Sail is the American Sailing Association’s short, fun, online sailing course designed to familiarize you with the world of sailing, one that some see as a sport and others choose as a lifestyle. After completing this course, you’ll understand how a sailboat works, the common commands used to steer one and some basic sailing terminology. You’ll not only get the most out of your time on the water, but also be able to actively participate in the magic of sailing! Get Started Now >>

The ASA Log Book

Your Sailing Passport

ASA Log Book
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…

Get ASA Certified

The Importance Of Certification

GET ASA CERTIFIED
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.

ASA Textbooks

Official Study Guides

Official ASA Textbooks
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…

Sailing Made Easy

Instructional Videos

Sailing Made Easy Instructional Videos
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…

Knots Made Easy

Instructional Videos

Knots Made Easy Instructional Videos
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.

Docking Made Easy

Instructional Videos

Docking Made Easy Instructional Videos
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…

Sailing Challenge

Educational Mobile App

ASA's Sailing Challenge
A cutting-edge, mobile gaming app designed as a fun learning aid to help illustrate the principles of sailing in a rich interactive and entertaining format. Available on iOS & Android

Sailing Quizzes

Test Your Sailing Knowledge

Sailing Quizzes
A collection of quizzes that test your general sailing knowledge from anchoring to cruising to navigation to knots. A great way to learn some new things that will come in handy when you’re out on the water!

GO SAILING App

Social Networking App

GO SAILING Social Networking App
Go Sailing is a social networking app which connects people interested in sharing the experience of sailing. A simple and user-friendly solution created for skippers needing crew and sailors wanting to sail.