Where do you sail? Where do you want to sail? The American Sailing Association has sailing schools in locations around the world so you will always be able to find one near you.
All you have to do is schedule a date and start working on your sailing education.
Take a look at a few of our featured schools in locations near and far.
Explore Corfu with Fair Winds Sailing in Greece. Corfu island is considered oone of the finest destinations in the Mediterranean The town of Corfu has been characterized by the vast majority of visitors as cosmopolitan, picturesque and fascinating. The many villages along with picturesque cliffs and isolated, secluded beaches make for an abundance of exploration opportunities.
Sailing in San Francisco is definitely for the sailor who loves to be challenged and sailing with a school that knows the area intimately is important. Spinnaker Sailing Redwood City has been operating in the area for a few decades. The group of instructors is a veteran bunch and can handle all of your sailing education needs.
Spend any time in the azure blue waters of the Bahamas and you’ll fall in love with the region. White sand and crystal clear water coupled with dependable wind and you have the recipe for your new favorite sailing grounds. The Abacos are an archipelago of islands and cays spread out over 650 square miles and roughly 180 miles from mainland Florida. Diving, sailing and beachcombing are the main attractions in this pristine paradise in the Bahamas.
At over 95,000 square miles, The Great Lakes make up the largest body of fresh water on the planet. Lake Superior, Lake Huron, Lake Ontario, Lake Erie and Lake Michigan comprise over 10,000 miles of seashore and include over 34,000 islands. These interconnected bodies of water are a haven for water enthusiasts and a haven for boaters. Sailors find an assortment of anchorages and itineraries available for even the most experienced of cruisers.
If you spend any time in the British Virgin Islands you’ll see Sailing Virgins shirts, hats and even flags, everywhere. So what is Sailing Virgins? Get a little insight on ASA sailing school Sailing Virgins. Learn to sail with Sailing Virgins and you might change how you view sailing.
Sailing Israel does not always appear on the average sailor’s bucket list but with its proximity to popular sailing destinations and its rich history, Israel is a fantastic option for a different Mediterranean sailing adventure. BlueWave-Tashoot Sailing Academy’s home waters are the Eastern Mediterranean coast of Israel with their primary base in Herzliya Marina.
Croatia is a sailing destination that is on many bucket lists and rightly so with its miles of coastlines and deep history. This part of the Mediterranean is home to over a thousand islands for exploring and rich from a collision of cultures. Nestled in the North Adriatic Sea, Adriatic Sailing Academy offers Charters and Sailing Instruction.
Keywest conjures up images of the Conch Republic, Jimmy Buffet, and tropical-tasting boat drinks. The action on Duval street, the humidity, and the sweet smell of south Florida all paint a picture of a completely different kind of place. This southernmost point in the USA is home to the Southern Most Sailing School where you can work on your sailing skills while working on your tan.
Rhode Island, the tiniest state in the Union, is known as the Ocean State – as it is blessed with 400 miles of coastline where you will find countless nooks and crannies, and dozens of picturesque New England harbor towns to tuck in and explore.
Many a bucket list has the country of Greece in its top spot and rightly so with miles of picturesque coastline and a rich cultural heritage. For sailors, the allure of sailing the Mediterranean and exploring the islands of this country make it a must-do destination. Athens Sailing Academy takes advantage of its proximity to pristine sailing grounds to teach students on multi-day cruises.
Drive across Colorado and you’ll notice that there are a lot of mountains and a lack of an ocean. Rivers flow in every direction from the Continental divide and you are more apt to find a ski resort than a sailing school. However, they exist and if you thought that being landlocked would prevent you from learning how to sail, you would be wrong. Colorado is home to plenty of lakes and reservoirs and it is there where Coloradans work on their sailing education.
“We suggest you only need to know five things to make a sailboat go. We can teach you those five things in an hour, and by the afternoon you are sailing the boat around the harbor knowing what you are doing. This doesn’t mean you know how to make it stop, or what the buoys mean, or which way you need to pass another boat… Those are the things we teach on day two and three of ASA 101. Some schools say they can teach you the sailing standards in two days. I think you can be exposed to it; but not learn it in two days.”
Take a moment and breathe in the crisp air on Puget Sound. Feel the wind as it moves across the water and through your hair. Mount Baker in the distance Victoria to the north and the Pacific Ocean beyond a series of islands heading out west. For the lover of the outdoors, the Pacific Northwest is the ultimate playground of lush green forests and deep blue ocean that is alive with wildlife.
Captain in You Sailing Schools is really three distinct sailing experiences under the umbrella of one common theme. That is to learn to be proficient on the water and to become a sailor. The three schools of Captain In You Sailing Schools, Delmarva Sailing School, Nockamixon Sailing School and Virgin Islands Sailing Academy all teach ASA courses in different settings.
Spend any time in San Francisco and you’ll be hard-pressed to ignore the Bay. While the sourdough bread bowls and cable cars get a lot of press along with the world-class dining and Golden Gate bridge; the sailing in the Bay is what should attract you to this Northern California city.
It is possible that your vision of Baja California has an imprint of salt shakers, limes, and tequila shots. After all, the tourism board of the region has done a great job of crafting a message of fun in the sun down in Cabo San Lucas and the beer companies have tempted us with portraits of white sand beaches and cold brews. What they don’t always show you is the beauty of Baja beyond the superficial. Onshore the stark landscape is in direct contrast to the deep blue waters and the abundance of wildlife that drew American Novelist John Steinbeck to the region in 1940.
The first time you move across the channel between Maui and Molokai you are introduced to the tradewinds that blow over the West Maui Mountains. The sailboat heels over and you move across the channel with purpose. It’s a wet ride. Most visitors to Hawaii experience a taste of sailing on these waters via a sunset cruise with plenty of Mai Tais or a snorkel adventure where the goal is to spot a sea turtle. There is more to sailing in Hawaii than the typical tours you find at the concierge desk.
Perry Yacht Club is celebrating its 50th year this year and is the center of sailing life in the region hosting events from youth sailing to large regattas to collegiate events. ASA instructor Paul Barnett has been teaching at Perry Yacht Club for some time and took over the operation of the school last year. PYC is just an hour from Kansas City and within a half-hour of Lawrence and Topeka.
Let’s go straight for the cliches and talk about the Conch Republic and a salty life and toss in flip-flops while you are at it. In a world away from everywhere the Florida Keys stands out as an outpost for the rest of us. The Florida Keys calls to people who would rather disregard responsibility and embrace the sensibility of not being sensible.
You want to learn to sail so why not pick a convenient destination to take your sailing courses? San Diego is the ideal location to visit because you can mix in your ocean adventures with some sightseeing and some cultural sites. Throw in a visit to a wild animal park and sample some craft beers and you can easily see why a sailing vacation in Southern California’s other beach city is the spot to choose to work on your sailing education.