The American Sailing Academy (ASA) is the premier sailing instruction center located in Mystic Connecticut
The ASA is the premier sailing school in Connecticut and is dedicated to promoting safe recreational sailing by administering an internationally recognized educational system.
Sailing Instruction in Connecticut
Whether you are a beginner, a novice, or an experienced sailor, we can offer you a curriculum that will improve your skills and understanding of the sport. If your particular needs don’t exactly fit within the standard curriculum, we will tailor a course of instruction to fit your needs. Our goal for every student is to develop competence, which leads to safety, confidence, and enjoyment while on the water.
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Other Services Available
- ASA 'Challenges'
American Sailing Academy