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! 

Is the America's Cup Good for the Sport of Sailing?

These days, just mention the words “America’s Cup” to any group of sailors and it’s likely that in no more than a few minutes they’ll all be arguing. …

"Ships are the nearest things to dreams that hands have ever made, for somewhere deep in their oaken hearts the soul of a song is laid." - Robert N. Rose #ASASailing #Sailing #Quote

Why must a sailor leave their red boat behind on such a day? #ASASailing #Boat

Book Review: SAIL by Timothy Jeffery

<i>SAIL: A tribute to the world’s greatest races, sailors and their boats</i><br>by TIMOTHY JEFFERY<p>If you like racing sailboats, then you will not find a better …

FREE Desktop Wallpaper Sailing Calendar 2017

It's a great day to learn how to sail! #ASASailing #SailingSchool #ASASailingCertified

Both boats are on starboard but one has the right of way. #ASASailing #Sailboats

The MarkSetBot - Cool Gizmos for Sailors

We love collecting and highlighting cool or interesting little innovations that fall into the “gizmo” folder. This remote operated racing mark …

Great Lakes

GO SAILING Update 3.2 Goes International

<b>FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE<br>Go Sailing Update 3.2. Goes International</b><p><b>LOS ANGELES – April 5, 2017</b> – Go Sailing, sailing’s free social-media app that keeps …

Boating

Cruising Boat Spotlight: The Hunter Vision 32

One cool thing about sailing is the vast amount of boat designs we have to choose from. From wooden yawls to foiling catamarans, there is, no doubt, …

Boating

Heaving to – What is it and why you should know how to do it?

Heaving to (to heave to and to be hove to) involves parking the boat while out at sea. It's easy to do but it takes a little practice as every boat …

Guns

5 Things to Remember When the Wind Starts Coming Up

After a solid two hours of sailing in perfect conditions, more white caps begin to emerge and the sky seems irritated. You know the mood of the wind …

Sailing

Sterns are like _____________ . #ASASailing

A little sailing themed #brainteaser for you...

We're going to be releasing a new version very soon with a lot of great new features... many of which were suggested by you... the GO SAILING community!

How Much Sailboat Do I Need? - American Sailing Association

Okay, you’ve checked out of 101, 103 & 104 and the sailing fever is still burning strong. You need to either check into a hospital or buy your first …

Travel

ASA’s Top 6 Female Sailors

Sailing is mostly a male dominated arena but that doesn’t mean there aren’t amazing female sailors. More and more we’re seeing women sailors who get …

List-Worthy

Android Gets Smart on the Boat
 (Part 2) - American Sailing Association

In part 1 of this topic we covered apps that measured directions, distances and trim. This time, we cover apps that convert measurements and perform …

Apps

Book Review: And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind by Bill Streever

<i>And Soon I Heard a Roaring Wind: A Natural History of Moving Air by Bill Streever</i><p>The author, Bill Streever, does a fabulous job using his career as a …

Book Reviews

MOB First Response

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” …

What Makes a Good Sailor?

What does it mean to be a “good sailor"? We’ve put together seven qualities that we think fit the bill - #3 might surprise you!The post What Makes a …

Military

2016 Outstanding ASA Sailing Instructors

ASA’s Outstanding Instructors are selected each year solely as a result of student surveys. Based on the volume of student feedback received …

Celebrity Sailor Jeopardy

No looking at the internet! Here’s a fun quiz (jeopardy style) to see who are the real celebrities of our sailing world. When the results are in, …

America's Cup

“Go Sailing” Social Networking App Goes National

Go Sailing has released a nationwide version of its innovative social networking app which connects people interested in sharing the experience of …

Sailing

Sailing Challenge App Update

ASA’s Sailing Challenge app is a cutting-edge mobile gaming app designed as a fun learning aid to help illustrate the principles of sailing - now …

Sailing

Find An ASA Sailing School

American Sailing Association affiliated sailing schools now graduate and certify thousands of new sailors annually – sailors who learn faster, learn …

ASA “Wraps” Docking Made Easy Free Educational Video Series

The American Sailing Association (ASA) announced today that it has published the fourth and final video in its educational series, Docking Made …

Sailing

The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom

The Little Blue Book of Sailing Wisdom is a unique book of quotes, verses, and traditional sailing axioms compiled by editor Stephen Brennan.The post …

Sailing

Exploring the Dalmatian coast of Croatia on an ASA Flotilla

The 2016 ASA Flotilla in Croatia was organized by Sea Safaris Sailing School with Capt. Jean De Keyser and his wife, “Admiral” Mila, as the …

Croatia