ASA Certification

When you are choosing a sailing school it is very important that you ask if the course includes certification. There are two certifying organizations in the USA: the American Sailing Association (ASA) and US Sailing Association. BaySail includes ASA certification at no extra charge in all of its courses.

Here’s why it’s important to get certified…

  1. ASA certification is recognized by sailing professionals and charter companies worldwide which is important if you would like to rent or charter a boat some day. Certification allows charter companies like BaySail and others around the world to “know what you know”. It’s a little like having a driver’s license.
  2. ASA certification ensures that our school, instructors and curriculum comply with an established and comprehensive program.
  3. Getting certified will often help with your insurance if you decide to buy a boat.
  4. If you would like to take an advanced course some day, you will need to be certified in the prerequisite courses.