This Holiday Season Give the Gift of a Sailing Education
It’s the holiday season and as much as you enjoy seeking out that perfect tie or the best fuzzy sweater this season give the gift of sailing education. Buy a sailing book or access to a weather webinar or even give the gift of sailing lessons.
It’s so easy to give rather than receive when we give you so many options.
American Sailing Guide To Educational Gifts
Gift Certificate for Sailing Lessons
With over ASA schools around the world, chances are we have a location near your friend or family member. Get them started out on their next ASA certification with a gift certificate towards course fees. You will instantly receive a PDF with a certificate that you can print out or forward digitally to the recipient.
Sailing Made Easy (ASA Textbook 101)
SAIL magazine calls it “The most comprehensive learn to sail book on shelves today.” American Sailing Association’s new full color, richly illustrated, 120-page textbook for its basic keelboat certification (Level 101).
Sailing Challenge App
A cutting-edge gaming app designed as a fun learning aid to help illustrate the principles of sailing in a rich interactive and entertaining format. Ideal for those students studying for their ASA 101 certification. Or for any old salt looking for a challenge without getting wet!
ASA 1-Year Membership
Help your sailor join the worldwide family of sailors who make up the American Sailing community and give them the gift of membership. Not only will they get valuable discounts on sailing gear and products, but their membership will help with important initiatives like the Plastic Pollution Purge. We have set up a sleek way to enter your sailor’s information and send them an ASA membership straight to their email.
Let’s Go Sailing (ASA Textbook 110)
Targeted towards younger sailors, Let’s Go Sailing goes through the ABCs of learning to sail in any small boat. The latest in ASA’s acclaimed line of sailing textbooks is clear, concise, and easy to understand and features extraordinary illustrations and photos that make the sport of sailing come alive for the new sailor.
Advanced Cruising & Seamanship (ASA Textbook 106)
This book has been created for those looking to continue their cruising and seamanship skills. You will get a deep insight into how to improve the performance of your boat in both upwind and downwind situations, heavy weather environments, long-distance cruising, and more. To teach the high-level sailing and sail trim principles we have worked with Bill Gladstone to update his popular workbook and bring it to the ASA audience.
101/103/104 Study Quizzes
Prepping for your ASA tests can be as stressful as sitting for your SATs, GMAT, or LSAT. You’ve spent hard-earned money and time investing in your sailing future and passing the final tests are important. We have developed these inexpensive quizzes to help you find holes in your knowledge and identify where you need to improve your skills.
North U Sail Trim Bundle
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 courses cover symmetric and asymmetric spinnakers as well as tips for those who sail under jib and main only.
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. You will learn sailing skills in episodes tackling marine weather forecasting, cruising, and much more.
Docking Made Easy
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.
Find an Online Learning Alternative For Your Favorite Sailor
It is important to understand that you cannot learn to skipper a boat without actually being on a boat but you can learn some of the information before your on the water courses. If you are looking for a way to gain ASA certification in a few select areas of study, these ASA schools might have what you desire.
ASA Complete Collection of Textbooks
A bundle of 6 Official ASA Textbooks – for those interested in becoming an advanced ASA Certified sailor.
- ASA 101, Sailing Made Easy
- ASA 103, Coastal Cruising Made Easy
- ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy
- ASA 106, Advanced Cruising & Seamanship
- ASA 110, Let’s Go Sailing
- ASA 114, Cruising Catamarans Made Easy