Learn to Sail

Learn to sail San FranciscoCongratulations on your interest to learn to sail, or in improving your sailing skills. The American Sailing Association is the world's foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts. When you join the American Sailing Association, or work with an ASA certified sailing school, you learn how to sail from professionals to get the most rigorous, safety-first education and the best sailing instruction available.

Learning to sail with a certified ASA sailing facility. It gives sailors of all experience levels an opportunity to become more competent and confident in their abilities. If you choose to venture beyond the sailing basics, we'll expand your horizons by teaching you to navigate with electronics and with the stars. With our sailing instruction, become certified at advanced or offshore levels and the world's oceans will become your highways and by-ways. You can learn everything about sailing or select the things that interest you the most. Selecting an ASA sailing school assures you of professional training and the best value for your sail education dollar.

ASA affiliated sailing schools now graduate and certify thousands of new sailors annually - sailors who learn faster, learn more and have more fun sailing in more new places. They choose ASA schools because they want to follow a proven curriculum in a professional, supportive learning environment under the direction of certified sailing instructors. The American Sailing Association can assure you of the same quality sailing education when you attend any of our certification facilities.

Read about the ASA Standards our accredited schools teach to sailing enthusiasts then Find a Sailing School and take sailing lessons to improve your sailing skills.

ASA offers a beginner's level sailing instructional DVD, Sailing Fundamentals. Narrated by world famous racing sailor, Peter Isler, the program follows a student from introduction to the boat to his/her first solo sail. A great way to see and feel the boat and its equipment in action.

Learn to Sail - Take a look at a short clip on sailing instruction from the Sailing Fundamentals DVD:

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Or watch our YouTube Version below.



You may purchase the Sailing Fundamentals DVD online at our ASA Store