- Over 270 professional sailing schools around the world use
the ASA system.
- ASA membership represents about 85% of the viable, commercial
sailing schools in the U. S.
- ASA is the standard for sailing education in the US and increasingly
elsewhere in the world.
- ASA has had a functioning, nationwide keelboat program since
- ASA has certified nearly 7,000 professional sailing instructors.
- ASA has certified more than 300,000 sailing students.
- ASA is the only certifying organization which has adopted an
instructor code of ethics.
- ASA is the only sailing organization that helped develop national
standards working with the US Coast Guard sponsored NASBLA Education
Standards Advisory Board.
- ASA has a complete, functioning 7 level keelboat program plus
multihull endorsements and a revamped small boat program.
- ASA Basic Keelboat certification has been approved by the National
Association of State Boating Law Administrators (NASBLA) and may
satisfy your state's sailing education requirements. This
certification is recognied by the U.S. Coast Guard.
- ASA certification is recognized by major charter boat companies
as well as other ASA facilities around the world.
- Philosophically ASA and its schools believe sailing is safe,
fun and easy to learn.