ASA Certification book

American Sailing Association


ASA Certifications

The American Sailing Association provides standards for progressive sailing certification programs, including: Keelboat Sailing, Small Boat Sailing, and Multihull Sailing. In addition, ASA provides standards for a number of endorsements, which are intended to supplement the main certification series.  These include Docking, Weather, Celestial, and Radar.

Each certification requires participants to fully satisfy both knowledge and skills standards, which will be verified through a written exam and an on-the-water practical exam. The standards are intended to be a minimum set of requirements.  ASA affiliate sailing schools and instructors may choose to include additional requirements if they wish to emphasize knowledge or skills appropriate to local waters, conditions or practice vessels.


For more information about the American Sailing Association, go to their website at


Redondo Beach Certified Sailing Schools

South Bay Sailing

(310) 937-3180

Redondo Beach Recreation

(310) 318-0610 ext. 3399

Marina Sailing – Redondo Beach

(310) 318-2772