The American Sailing Association is the largest sailing education organization in the world. Sure, there are over 400 schools and 7000+ instructors. Yes, ASA is part of a community of sailors who are advocates for the health of our world’s oceans. Over 500,000 people have learned to sail with ASA, but why should YOU be a member?
Five Reasons Why You Should Be An ASA Member:
ASA members get discounts from Dream Yacht Charters on sailing charters in over 60 locations worldwide. Your membership can save you as much as $600 on a bareboat charter. Do the math. You are making money by being an ASA Member!
If you travel or sail or enjoy the ocean, you’ll appreciate DAN Boater. ASA members receive an astounding 50% discount on a family membership. You and your family have access to emergency services through DAN Boater. DAN 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. Your ASA membership discount gives you peace of mind.
ASA members save on SailFlow and iNavX. What does that mean? With SailFlow you get access to exclusive pro-weather stations and professional meteorologist forecasts to help plan your sail, be it a long passage or a daysail. iNavX allows you to navigate directly from your mobile device with the #1 rated Chartplotter on the market. Here are two more discounts that pay for your ASA membership.
ASA members are informed. Not only do you receive the monthly American Sailing Journal that is chock full of sailing stories, sailing tips and sailing vacation ideas, you also save on sailing publications. Sailing Magazine and Cruising World deeply discount their magazine subscriptions to ASA Members.
You no longer have to dream of sailing; you can get out and do it! ASA sponsors and organizes sailing events for its members all over the world. As an ASA member, you get special pricing on these sailing excursions as well as an opportunity to connect to a global community of sailors. The GoSailing app connects you with sailors in your area, our Facebook groups help you become social, and our events introduce you to more ways to get out on the water.
Enough reasons to be an ASA member? Maybe not. Let’s talk about sailing excursions on the Mega Sailing Yacht, Arabella, a 157 foot, three-masted luxury sailing vessel. Exclusive ASA member tours are available to you. Join us and tour the British Virgin Islands or explore the waters of New England.
We can’t forget to mention some ASA member direct benefits like discounts on Weems and Plath gear and West Marine purchases as well as gear in the ASA store. If that is not enough, ASA members also save on instructional videos that supplement your sailing education.