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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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.
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.
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...
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.