ASA Local Sailing Clubs

ASA Launches Local Sailing Clubs


Do you love sailing but don't go out as often as you'd like because either you don't own your own sailboat or know enough other sailors in your area?

Are you interested in meeting other folks who not only share an interest in sailing, but also enjoy getting together for BBQs and other fun onshore events throughout the year?

Would you like having access to free educational seminars on sailing related topics, such as marine weather forecasting, spinnaker use or even an introduction to celestial navigation?

If you answered “yes” to any of the questions above, you’ll definitely want to check out, or even help form, one of the American Sailing Association’s new Local Sailing Clubs (LSC).

Here’s a sneak preview of how they will work.  To ensure that each club has access to sailboats, ASA will identify schools who are willing to provide free sailboat access from time to time for club events, and where available, a meeting location for the club.

However, any motivated ASA member can start a Local Sailing Club with or without a sponsoring ASA School.

ASA will provide each fledgling LSC a starter kit suggesting possible events and describing the support ASA will be able to offer each club with custom web resources, ASA materials and promotion.

Each LSC will be free to develop its own personality based on its location, available facilities and membership. 

Participation in the clubs will not be limited
to ASA members, but members will enjoy enhanced benefits within the club.

If you are interested in

  • helping to set up one of ASA's new Local Sailing Clubs or

  • would just like to receive future emails about the clubs

Click here to download the Interest Form. Fax it back to us at 310-822-4741 or email your information to

If sending an email, please include the following info:

Interest level:
Helping to organize a club in my area or would likely participate once there’s one nearby.
Contact info:
Name, Address, City, State, Zip, Email and Phone (in case we have trouble reaching you via email)
Specific Interests:
If you want to help organize a club, tell us three events you’d like to make happen. If you’re interested in being a club member but not in helping form or run one, list three activities you’d like to see your club do.
Anything Else:
Please feel free to tell us anything else about yourself or why you would like to be involved in our Local Sailing Clubs.

Thanks for your time and interest!

Getting certified is the start, not the end, of your new sailing lifestyle!

Charlie Nobles
Executive Director