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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 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...
Priority Sailing, NC

Priority Sailing Academy

Priority Sailing Academy - Southport, NC The beautiful and historic town of Southport, North Carolina, is an ideal base for sailing lessons. Here the Cape Fear River bends around Battery Island, and meets the Atlantic Ocean between Bald Island and Oak Island. This is a great location for family vacations, romantic get-aways, uncrowded beaches, and outdoor adventures. Priority Sailing Academy offers sailing lessons, practice and cruises year round, weather permitting. With the choices of sailing in the protected water of the Intracoastal Waterway, the broad waters of the Cape Fear River, and the exhilarating Long Bay of the Atlantic Ocean, students can find their comfort level and develop skills to sail most any place in the world. 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...

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy

Virgin Islands Sailing Academy - Caribbean All of our sailing classes are taught in a 3-9 day, live aboard approach, where students are totally immersed into learning to sail and cruise, and no hotels are required. Class size is kept small and is typically 3-4 students. Visit exotic destinations in Tortola, Jost van Dyke, Virgin Gorda, St. John, and St. Thomas while taking beginner to intermediate level sailing classes. Visit St. Croix, Anegada, Vieques, and Culebra in advanced classes. Read More...

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Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School

Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School - Key Largo, FL We are an award winning ASA sailing school offering live aboard ASA sailing classes and sailing charters in the beautiful Florida Keys and the Bahamas. During a typical sailing vacation, we mix in some snorkeling, some sailing, some fishing, some kayaking and some relaxing. Learn to sail at your own pace surrounded by turquoise waters and the smell of the open sea. We offer customized live aboard sailing courses for couple. For a better overall … Continue reading Sunshine Coast Adventures Sailing School 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...

Charlotte Harbor Sailing

Charlotte Harbor Sailing - Punta Gorda, FL Our school is easily located in Punta Gorda, in a beautiful harbor on the Gulf of Mexico. Sailing classes are taught aboard our Catalina 310, no classrooms! To maximize your time at the helm each class is limited in size to a max of 4 pupils. 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...

Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters

Bellhaven Yacht Sales & Charters - Bellingham, WA Learn to sail in one of the world’s most beautiful places – the US San Juan Islands and Canadian Gulf Islands. You can watch eagles as they soar through the air or see Orca whales cut through the water as you sail the pristine waters of the Pacific Northwest. 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...

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...

Find My Charter News

Find My Charter News Don’t miss out on the best charters in the US and abroad in 2015! Captained, crewed, and bareboat charters are available, but the best boats and deals are going fast! Find My Charter makes it so easy for ASA members to take the next step and explore new waters, especially with all the new boats … Continue reading Find My Charter News 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.

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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!