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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...

Black Rock Sailing School – Warwick

Black Rock Sailing School – Warwick - Warwick, RI Since opening our doors in 2008, we have been nationally recognized as “ASA Outstanding School” 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012 (every year this award was offered) AND “ASA Outstanding Instructor” 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014 (x2). No other sailing school in New England has earned such recognition, and this puts our program in the top 1.5% of our competition world-wide! 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...

Affordable Sailing School

Affordable Sailing School - Caribbean We offer exceptional private instructional courses on the highest quality yachts available: true crewed yachts with permanent crew. Our monohulls are crewed by couples. Couples teaching couples works beautifully. Our monohulls also include chef service, so you will enjoy delicious cuisine tailored to your preferences, but also have all your time and energy available for learning and enjoying the Caribbean! Read More...

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Boston Sailing Center

Boston Sailing Center - Boston, MA Founded in 1977, the Boston Sailing Center has become the most popular sailing school and club in New England. The Center is open every day, 9am until sunset, during the regular season (early May through October). During the winter months we offer frostbite racing, navigation courses, seminars, and social activities. Read More...

“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...

Barnegat Bay Sailing School and Sailboat Charters

Barnegat Bay Sailing School and Sailboat Charters - Bayville, NJ Barnegat Bay Sailing School is a small, highly personalized New Jersey sailing school offering introductory and advanced sailing courses in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. We are located at Cedar Creek Sailing Center in Bayville, New Jersey. Our constant sea breezes, along with our calm bay waters, make this the ideal setting for learning to sail or enjoying a relaxing sailboat charter. 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...

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...

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Abaco Sailing

Abaco Sailing - Caribbean We are the only ASA Facility in Abaco Bahamas and owner operated and some of the nicest boats in the industry. The Instructors are all licensed Captains and very experienced in both offshore, inshore, local knowledge and teaching. We offer a wide range of sloops and Catamarans, most new or near new with lots of equipment and amenities. 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...



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!


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!


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


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!