About East Coast Sailing School
Long Island Sound is an amazing place to sail. We have hundreds of places to go including picturesque New England towns with quiet anchorages and beautiful marinas with pools and cookout grills. We also have first-class shopping, entertainment, and fine dining.
Long Island Sound is an excellent place to learn how to sail because it offers a diverse range of challenging conditions, such as currents, rocks, nuclear submarines, ferries, and lobster pots. We had one person tell us that when he told the rental agent of an island charter company that he learned to sail in Long Island Sound, the guy just handed him the keys to the boat.
You really learn a great deal very quickly, sailing on Long Island Sound.
The East Coast Sailing School Training Advantage
At East Coast Sailing School we understand that learning must be fun. It is our philosophy that the fun begins on the water, not in a classroom. We have developed a highly-interactive and effective teaching method that covers all the important sailing theory and nomenclature, while you are enjoying the beauty of Long Island Sound.
With our approach, you will become a confident and capable sailor, while having the time of your life.
Welcome to East Coast Sailing School!
About the American Sailing Association
The American Sailing Association was founded in 1983 with a simply stated mission: to teach people to sail safely and confidently. To achieve that goal, the ASA set out to establish standards against which to measure a sailor’s level of knowledge and skill, the first such unified standards in the U.S. to apply to sailors in keelboats.
After studying programs offered in other countries, the founders of the ASA selected the Canadian Yachting Association’s (CYA) “learn to Cruise” program and licensed it for use in the U.S. With this strong heritage behind it, the ASA has continually improved and expanded its educational system by drawing on valuable input from the ASA school network.
Today, the ASA is an association of sailing schools, charter companies, professional sailing instructors, and sailors, with over 300 affiliated sailing schools located throughout the U.S., as well as in Europe, Japan, Central America, Taiwan, China, and other far eastern countries. These accredited schools offer ASA certification to individuals who meet the requirements for a given level. To date ASA schools have certified nearly half a million sailors!
By establishing national standards for sailing education, the ASA has provided a way for more people to take part in the sport safely, with the proper training and respect for their responsibilities as boaters, ensuring that sailing will be safer, smarter, and more fun for everybody.