The American Sailing Association has many great online resources to help you on your journey to learn how to sail. Start with our FREE Online Sailing Course and learn how a sailboat works, the common commands used to steer one and some basic sailing terminology. Watch ASA’s Sailing Made Easy and Knots Made Easy videos that teach you some of the finer point of sailing such as heaving-to, sail trim, docking, and how to tie some knots commonly found on a sailboat. Download ASA’s Sailing Challenge mobile app and take control of the tiller in one hand and the mainsheet in the other, and sail off on a virtual sea of fun. By using our online resources you’ll be sure to get the most out of your time on the water during your first sailing lesson at an ASA Certified Sailing School.