October 2007


American Sailing Association Provides Education

The American Sailing Association (ASA) is dedicated to promoting safe recreational sailing in the United States by administering an internationally recognized education system. The ASA is an association of sailors, professional sailing instructors, sailing schools, and charter companies.

The ASA's education system consists of Certification Standards for students and instructors. These standards are minimum requirements of knowledge and ability in safety and seamanship.

ASA certification provides documentation of an individual's acquirement and is recognized by many national authorities, charter and insurance companies. Sailors may join the ASA and take advantage of many valuable member benefits.

Contact the ASA for more information: ASA, P.O Box 12079, Marina del Rey, CA, 90295-3079; call (310) 822-7171 or fax (310) 822-4741.