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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.

10 Reasons Why Sailing is the Best Sport

10 Reasons Why Sailing is the Best Sport Learn what makes sailing the best sport, and why you should take advantage of everything sailing has to offer by learning to sail today! Read More...

Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia

Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia - Philadelphia, PA Since 1993 Liberty Sailing School of Philadelphia has introduced thousands to the joys of sailing.  You will Learn to sail with confidence on the historic Delaware River Water front in Center City Philadelphia. 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...

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...

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...

Narragansett Sailing School

Narragansett Sailing School - Barrington, RI We are a cruising oriented sailing school. We do not teach you to go fast, we embrace the tranquil aspects of sailing focusing on safety, boat handling, and keeping the drama out of boating. Our 12 instructors all have extensive sailing experience, and most have cruised up and down the intracoastal waterway and beyond. Read More...

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...

Puget Sound Sailing Institute

Puget Sound Sailing Institute - Tacoma, WA PSSI has one of the most complete and varied programs in the country. Classes can be taken in challenging Puget Sound or on one of our Exotic Sailing Vacations in the Caribbean, Sea of Cortez, South Pacific or Greek Islands! 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...

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...

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LTD Sailing – Living The Dream!

LTD Sailing – Living The Dream! - Caribbean 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...

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

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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!