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ASA Certifications give you the knowledge and experience to be confident and safe on all your sailing adventures – whether you charter a boat from a local harbor, go on an exotic sailing vacation, or even buy your own boat.

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Safety At Sea: Become a Prudent Sailor Webinar

LIVE Webinar @ 4:30 PM PST/ 7:30 PM EST

Jan 11th &  13th, 2022

ASA Abaco Islands Flotilla

Guana Cay, Man-O-War, Hope Town and more…

Jan 22nd - 29th, 2022

Explore Croatia with American Sailing

Dubrovnik , Hvar and more..

May 7th – 14th, 2022
Sep 3rd – 10th, 2022

ASA Mallorca Flotilla

Palma, Porto Petro, Blue Cave and more...

June 11th - 17th, 2022

Arabella Grand Tour

Newport, Nantucket, Martha's Vineyard, Cuttyhunk and more...

Aug 21st - 27th, 2022
Aug 28th - Sep 3rd, 2022
Sep 4th - 10th, 2022

ASA Dubrovnik – Montenegro Flotilla

Dubrovnik, Herceg Novi, Blue cave Montenegro and more...

Sep 3rd - 9th, 2022

ASA Central Dalmatian Islands Flotilla

Trogir, St. Klement Island, Vis Island and more...

Sep 17th - 23rd, 2022

Chesapeake Bay Pre Boat Show Tour

Annapolis, Cambridge, Solomons, Calvert Cliffs and more...

Sep 25th - Oct 1st, 2022
Oct 2nd - 8th, 2022

Arabella British Virgin Islands Tour

Tortola, Cooper's Island, Jost Van Dyke and more…

Dec 11th - 17th, 2022 - SOLD OUT
Jan 12th - 19th, 2023

Jan 20th - 27th, 2023
Feb 05th - 12th, 2023

Beginner

Learn to Sail

You have wanted to learn to sail your entire life. ASA can bring you closer to fulfilling your dream. Our collection of resources will get you out on the water safely and confidently. With 400 schools worldwide you can find a school near you. To help you get started, we have an large collection of new sailor resources including beginner sailing lessons, online courses, webinars, and mobile apps. Become an ASA member and enjoy the many benefits of being part of the largest sailing education organization in the world.

Intermediate

Build your Skills

So you know how to sail. Now what? Now you'll work on getting better, feeling more confident and taking your sailing to the next level. Now that you have a basic foundation of sailing it's time to have fun with your new knowledge. You can focus on expanding your sailing resume to make make you a more effective skipper. We have continuing education classes like Celestial Navigation (ASA 107), Offshore Passagemaking (ASA 108), Cruising Catamaran Sailing (ASA 114), and more.

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Advanced

Sail the World

You are now ready to entertain the thought of sailing around the world, sailing in exotic destinations or quiting your job and living on a boat. You can safely navigate a boat in most conditions and you are only limited by your imagination. Your ASA certifications open the door to bareboat charters in Greece, flotillas in Croatia and family sailing vacations in the Caribbean. ASA partners, affiliates and schools are worldwide and they can help you find the sailing adventure that fits you best. ASA members get steep charter discounts - join today.

North U Courses & Webinars

Since 1980 North U has been the most prestigious organization in performance sailing education in the world...

Inside Sailing with Peter Isler

Inside Sailing with Peter Isler is a captivating series that immerses viewers in the beautiful world of sailing. The series explores sailing...

Online / Interactive Learning

It is important to understand that you cannot learn to skipper a boat without actually being on a boat but you can learn some of the information...

Docking Made Easy

Learn how to dock a sailboat under sail, or under power, in a variety of different scenarios. Sailing legend Peter Isler walks...

Bite Sized Lessons

We know that learning to sail can be overwhelming and there is a lot to take in. In an effort to help we’ve created...

Knots Made Easy

There are as many sailing knots as there are stars in the night sky — or so it seems. But the reality is that most sailors...

 

Find A Sailing School


Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with ASA’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that lets players climb aboard and sail off on a virtual sea of fun.
The app includes five learning modules that will teach you the basics of operating a twin-engine catamaran, how to perform a looping turn, and how to maneuver the boat at slow speeds using just the throttles.
Go Sailing lets you share your passion for sailing with others, allowing you to create or join sailing trips, meet new friends and easily share trip expenses.
Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with ASA’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that lets players climb aboard and sail off on a virtual sea of fun.
The app includes five learning modules that will teach you the basics of operating a twin-engine catamaran, how to perform a looping turn, and how to maneuver the boat at slow speeds using just the throttles.
Go Sailing lets you share your passion for sailing with others, allowing you to create or join sailing trips, meet new friends and easily share trip expenses.
 

Membership Benefits

Join ASA today and enjoy:
  • Your membership supports the important environmental and charitable initiatives that help to keep our waterways clean and give back to sailing communities.
  • ASA members enjoy unique discounts on charters around the world, paying for the cost of annual membership in a single day sail.
  • Discounts off sailing products including West Marine, iNavX, DAN Boater, Sailflow, and more.
  • Discounts on ASA Educational Video Series, ASA Webinars, magazine subscriptions and more!
  • Discounts with Ullman Sails and Dream Yacht Charters save ASA Members $1000's.

Take a Sailing Cruise on Arabella

You will never take another cruise like this again. With only 18 cabins, Arabella is a 157-foot sailing yacht that provides an intimate journey through destinations like the British Virgin Islands and a Grand Tour of New England.

Take a Sailing Cruise on Arabella

You will never take another cruise like this again. With only 18 cabins, Arabella is a 157-foot sailing yacht that provides an intimate journey through destinations like the British Virgin Islands and a Grand Tour of New England.

Put your skills to use,

Teach others.

Share your passion for sailing as you teach others to sail. Teach at a local school on the weekends or get out on multi-day excursions and share your knowledge. Becoming an instructor is easier than you think.

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