ASA 101, New Sailor Resources

By: Learn To Sail

Congratulations, you have earned your ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing certification!

It’s time to go sailing and build upon your sailing education. Remember, ASA has you covered with plenty of new sailor resources.  You are now part of a large sailing community that is eager to welcome you.

While the ASA website can answer most of your questions you should also find us on social media and reach out if you have any questions.  We are all sailors and we want to support you as you embrace the lifestyle.

Membership Benefits

As an ASA Member, you have access to many brands that help you save on sailing accessories, apparel, and gear.  For example, save hundreds on your first Bareboat Charter with Dream Yacht Charter, take 20% off your First Aid kit with MyMedic, order sails from Precision Sails or gear up with 10% off at Zhik.  The amount you will save is huge. Take a look at more member benefits here.

Build Upon Your ASA Sailing Education 

Learning to sail is just the beginning of your new lifestyle. You’ll eventually be off on a sailing adventure in the Grenadines or on a Bareboat Charter in French Polynesia. Still, to get there, you will need to build upon your sailing education and grow into a confident and competent sailor.  From live webinars to online courses to more ASA certifications, the American Sailing Association will help you achieve your sailing goals and encourage your dreams of sailing the world.

Take a look at options to improve your sailing skills:

Go Sailing

ASA 101 gives you the foundation to build upon. Sailing often helps you practice those skills and become a confident sailor. The GoSailing App connects you with sailors in your area who need crew.  The app also connects sailors for social events, sailing club opportunities and other educational options. 

ASA Sailing Challenge 

Take the ASA Sailing Challenge! This fun interactive sailing game helps you work on some of the skills you learned in ASA 101. Sailing Challenge combines the most innovative thinking in the digital education field with ASA’s experience in teaching sailing to create a game that allows players to climb aboard, take control of the tiller in one hand and the mainsheet in the other, and sail off on a virtual sea of fun.

Sailing Challenge Skills

  • Points of Sail
  • Sail Trim
  • Docking
  • Right of Way

Download the game here

Sailing Education Videos

Docking Under Power, Part 2 – Departing
Docking Under Power, Part 2 – Departing

Take a look at Knots Made Easy to help you with your rope skills and graduate to Sailing Made Easy and Docking Made Easy. You can work on your sailing from the comfort of your computer.


ASA textbooks are chock full of information, tips, and skills that will help you improve your sailing ability. While there is no substitute for getting out on the water, these textbooks will help prepare you for your next step in the ASA Sailing education curriculum.