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Over 300 professional sailing schools around the world teach ASA courses.

These facilities give sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities.

2014 Outstanding Instructors

2014 Outstanding Instructors ASA’s Outstanding Instructors are selected each year solely as a result of student feedback received throughout the year. The award then goes to the top 30 instructors, recognizing them as the top 1½% of their peers for quality education as judged by their own customers. Read More...

Sail Away Sailing School

Sail Away Sailing School - Minneapolis, MN We take pride in excellent customer service, conducting classes, cruises and coaching in Minnesota, the Great Lakes, and Caribbean. Lead instructor is Captain Joan GiImore, who holds a master's degree in adult learning styles and has been an Instructor Evaluator for ASA since 2000, training instructors in the U.S., Japan and Caribbean. The former ASA Education Coordinator now serves on three non-profit sailing boards and writes articles for Sailing and other national magazines. Read More...

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Dalian Sailing Club

Dalian Sailing Club - China Dalian Sailing Club is the first entity sailing club in Northeast China , was founded in 2008 .Now our club has the keel boat of 28 – 33 feet, catamaran of 36 feet ,more than 10 small boat , and so on. The club provides levels of certification 101,103,104,105. The club has to provide certification for nearly 200 people .To provide better service for sailing enthusiasts ,we will be more efforts . There were four … Continue reading Dalian Sailing Club Read More...

ASA Unveils Innovative Textbook

ASA Unveils Innovative Textbook ASA's brand new textbook, Bareboat Cruising Made Easy, has just been released to national acclaim. Read More...

San Diego Sailing Academy

San Diego Sailing Academy - San Diego, CA SDSA offers private professional sailing instruction year round in San Diego, California. We own our own fleet of beautiful sailboats. We have very experienced, certified, licensed instructors. We offer private liveaboard instruction for those looking to skipper their own bareboat charter or are looking to get their own boat. Students often tell us they wish they started with us. Read More...
BEACHES RESORTS NEW “SAILING FUN” EXPERIENCE

“Sailing Fun” at Beaches Resorts

“Sailing Fun” at Beaches Resorts In conjunction with ASA, the globe’s leading authority on sailing instruction and sailing schools, Beaches Resorts has launched a new Sailing Fun Experience, in which guests can participate in a sailing course consisting of four two-hour sessions designed to introduce both children (ages eight and above) and adults to the sport of sailing. Read More...

Harbor Sailboats

Harbor Sailboats - San Diego, CA Harbor Sailboats is San Diego’s Premier Sailing Club, offering award winning instruction aboard Southern California’s most modern fleet of sailboats. Founded in 1969, Harbor Sailboats offers ASA sailing courses from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising. In addition to offering the International Proficiency Certificate for European/Mediterranean chartering, Harbor Sailboats also offers learn to sail vacations. Spend the week aboard a luxurious sailing yacht while a certified instructor prepares you for a lifetime of confident sailing. Read More...

Arabella ASA Member Event

Arabella ASA Member Event The ASA member's event in the BVIs saw 34 sailors from all over the country board the beautiful 165' Arabella in Tortola for a week long sailing adventure. Read More...

Delmarva Sailing School

Delmarva Sailing School - Rock Hall, MD Delmarva Sailing School operates on the Chesapeake Bay from May-October. We run as Virgin Islands Sailing Academy in Saint Thomas, US Virgin Islands from December-April, with the same great sailboat and instructors. We also teach Ocean Passage Making, as we move our teaching vessel in between the Chesapeake Bay and Saint Thomas. Read More...

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Virgin Island Sailing School

Virgin Island Sailing School - Caribbean In the Caribbean, the water is 78-82 and air, about the same with 10-15 knot breezes 340 days a year. We are based in St Thomas (which is more economical to fly in to) but spend most of our time island hopping in the BVIs. With so many islands, the majority of ocean swells are block making for fast, comfortable sailing. Students are limited to 6 per class and matched to our small but outstanding group of highly experienced instructors. Read More...

ASA’s First Regional Meeting Held in Shenzhen, China

ASA’s First Regional Meeting Held in Shenzhen, China Over two dozen ASA Instructors and Affiliate representatives attended the first ever regional Asian Affiliate & Instructors meeting in Shenzhen, China.  Read More...

The ASA

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The American Sailing Association introduced sailing certification to the United States over 30 years ago. Today, with 300 sailing schools worldwide and 461,100 ASA-certified sailors, ASA represents the largest and most trusted network of sailing schools in the United States.

Get Certified!

Home-Certifications

Earning an ASA certification will become one of your prized accomplishments. Not only does it evidence your new sailing ability to the world, it gives you the confidence to maximize your sailing experience. Visit an ASA school to learn more about how a friendly professional ASA sailing instructor can help you accomplish your sailing dreams.

Nothing Beats Sailing!

Home-Sailing

Whether you are sailing a small boat across a lake on a quiet afternoon, or watching the sun come up on an ocean crossing, there is truly no sport like sailing. Start sailing with an American Sailing Association sailing school near you!

Adventure Awaits

Home-Adventure

Whether you’re already an active sailor or have never set foot on a sailboat, the American Sailing Association offers many exciting opportunities to experience sailing. Check out our flotilla schedule and choose to join us for a once in a lifetime sailing vacation in the Mediterranean, Caribbean or South Pacific!