American Sailing Association

By American Sailing Association | The American Sailing Association was founded in 1983 with a simply stated mission: to teach people to sail safely and confidently. In addition to our worldwide network of sailing schools, our online resources for new & experienced sailors continues to grow - we have  lots of great tips, instructional sailing videos, travel guides for far away cruising destinations, and fun quizzes to test your sailing knowledge! 

Bite Sized Lessons : Apparent Wind

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 a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” …

Textbooks

ASA Schools Reopen After Hurricanes

ASA Schools Want You To Know – They Are “Open For Business”.<p>If you have been thinking about a sailing vacation but putting it off, or if you were …

Get That Cat Outta Here!

Although we understand not all sailors are racers, we do like to keep up with the America’s Cup because it’s not only sailing’s preeminent event it …

Click here to support ASA's Hurricane Relief Fund

<b>They’ve lost their homes, their boats and their livelihood. Please help us help them get back on their feet.</b><p>ASA schools and instructors from Texas to …

Desktop Wallpaper Sailing Calendar

Cherish Our Oceans on Flipboard

By American Sailing Association | While ASA’s primary business is sail education, a by-product of teaching sailing to almost half a million people is …

Nothing like furry friends on the water! #ASASailing #Sailing #Sail

What do you call this point of sail? #ASASailing #LearnToSail #SailingSchool

Bracing for Impact – A Quick List of Hurricane Protection Reminders

There is a serious storm barreling along on its way to Florida right now, and while things can often change when it comes to storm tracking, sailboat …

British Virgin Islands

What do you call these sails? Do you know why they look like that without googling? #ASASailing

The only giveaway to this classic yacht not being old was the carbon masts... #ASASailing

Sailing's coolest app just got cooler! [link in bio] #asasailingchallenge

Safety At Sea

Mike Rice is an eight time recipient of the American Sailing Association’s Outstanding Instructor honor and has been teaching sailing at his sailing …

Sailing

What’s in a Name?

One of the cool things about sailing is that there are these age-old traditions just humming along in the background. There is the particular …

Travel

Bite Sized Lessons : Wind Terminology

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 a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” …

Textbooks

Top 5 Ways You Know You’re a Cruiser Not a Racer

There are many different types of sailor. The two largest groups are surely “The Racer” and the “The Cruiser” and while there is a lot of cross-over …

Cheese

Could The Mercy Be the Best Sailing Film Ever?

<b>The answer to this question is: Quite possibly!</b> The first reason is that, according to most sailors, there hasn’t ever really been a very good …

Sailing

Rental sailboats wait eagerly to please... #Sailing #Sailboats

Smile you are on candid camera! #ASASailing #CandidMoments

Marjorie looks classic but she was actually built in Maine in 2007. #ASASailing

ASA’s Sailing Challenge App

Introducing the *UPDATED* ASA Sailing Challenge App<p>A cutting-edge, mobile gaming app designed as a fun learning aid to help illustrate the principles …

ASA In China

The recent growth of ASA in China has created the need for us to examine every aspect of how sailing education is conducted in the 21st century. We …

Education

Foiling Monos for Next America’s Cup?

Another America’s Cup is in the history books and although the actual Cup itself might not have been as exciting as the Louis Vuitton World Series …

Sailing

Bite Sized Lessons : Aids To Navigation

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 a series of “Bite Sized Lessons” …

South China Sea

Malta – Sailing Through Thousands of Years of History

So many people ask “<i>just where is Malta?</i>” and you just might be asking yourself the same thing. Well, get ready to jump in feet first into a country …

Sailing

Cruising Boat Spotlight: The MacGregor 26M

Generally speaking sailors are an opinionated bunch but, as a baseline, are okay with any boat you choose because at the end of the day, you’re still …

Sailing

Responding to an Emergency Quiz

Should a backstay fail while sailing you should:<p>Turn upwind and sheet the mainsail in hard.Yes!<br>• Turn the boat downwind and let out all the sails.No. …

Sailing

Old and Great!

Another really cool thing about sailing is that you can enjoy it when your five the same way you enjoy it when your 85 and there’s many a sailor out …

Vendée Globe

ASA Gulf & San Juan Islands Flotilla

This is the ninth year in a row that ASA has sponsored a flotilla in the Pacific Northwest, and these cruises have become very popular. We had 12 …