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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.

ASA First 22

ASA First 22 ASA members can now purchase ASA’s brand new boat, the ASA First 22. It was modeled after the successful First 20 and designed in collaboration with Beneteau especially for ASA members and schools! Read More...

Great Lakes Sailing Company

Great Lakes Sailing Company - Traverse City, MI We are located in some of the best sailing/cruising waters on the Great Lakes. In Traverse City, we have access to countless coves, beaches, islands, harbor towns and picturesque marinas to visit during a course or a charter. We have a fleet of 25 charter boats between 31' and 45'. After you graduate from our award winning ASA school, we will confidently send you and your crew out on one of them! Read More...

ASA Announces Banner Year in 2014

ASA Announces Banner Year in 2014 FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE AMERICAN SAILING ASSOCIATION ANNOUNCES BANNER YEAR IN 2014 Leader in Sailing Education Sees Record Number of New Sailors  LOS ANGELES – January 20, 2015 – The American Sailing Association (ASA), America’s sail education authority, announced 2014 was a banner year. The Association, which has introduced more new enthusiasts to the sailing lifestyle … Continue reading ASA Announces Banner Year in 2014 Read More...

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream!

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream! - LTD Sailing – ‘Living the Dream!’ is the premier sailing school in the Caribbean, offering 7 & 10 day ‘Cruise and Learn’ vacations. We can also customize private courses to accommodate your specific sailing goals. Our instructors are the best in the industry and we only use top quality, modern charter boats from the best charter companies. We offer both monohull & catamaran certification courses. Learn to sail with the best while enjoying an unforgettable Caribbean sailing vacation! 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...

Passion Yachts

Passion Yachts - Portland, OR 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...

North Star Sailing Charters

North Star Sailing Charters - Gulfport, MS Feel the gulf breeze blowing through your hair and the mist in your face as you embark on a nautical day of fun on the Mississippi Gulf Coast. Captain Jim will ensure your safety and comfort so you can relax and enjoy the magnificent view of the Mississippi coastline, barrier islands and marine life at its best on North Star Sailing Charters. Read More...

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...

California Sailing Cooperative

California Sailing Cooperative - Marina del Rey, CA California Sailing Cooperative (CSC) was founded in 1994 by Chuck Cady. At age 90+ Chuck is still an active member of our organization. Our sailing school is unique in that it's a not for profit corporation, owned and operated by it's 30 member Sailing Club. All our skippers are ASA instructors so members of our club receive ASA training on every sail aboard our well maintained Catalina 36. 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...

Athens Sailing Academy

Athens Sailing Academy - Greece The Athens Sailing Academy is located in Athens Greece. We use the beautiful Greek Islands as our sailing back drop as we teach new students how to master sailing. The constant sunshine and easy winds make this an ideal location to learn how to sail. When the days sailing is over you will find your self on a new island every day, and a chance to explore the Greek islands while you learn how to sail. Read More...

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...

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!