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Welcome to the American Sailing Academy

The American Sailing Association (ASA)

The ASA is dedicated to promoting safe recreational sailing in the United States by administering an internationally recognized educational system. The ASA is an association of sailors, professional sailing instructors, sailing schools and charter companies. The ASA's educational system consists of Certification Standards for students and instructors that promote safety and seamanship.

American Sailing Academy is a Certified Training Facility

American Sailing Association Ericson 32 "Pamina"

Courses of Instruction

Whether you are a beginner, a novice or an experienced sailor, we can offer you a curriculum that will improve your skills and understanding of the sport. If your particular needs donít exactly fit within the standard curriculum, we will tailor a course of instruction to fit your needs.

Captain TerryOur goal for every student is to develop their competence, which leads to safety, confidence, and enjoyment. We are located near the United States Coast Guard Academy in New London Connecticut at Shaw's Cove.

You're guaranteed to learn more through onboard experience and private lessons of no more than 5 students per class. Classes move progressively out of the beautiful and historic Thames River to Long Island Sound and the Atlantic Ocean as the curriculum raises you to higher levels of skill and confidence.

Captain Terry Leahy (photo left) Owner, has been teaching ASA certified courses for over 15 years and is a Coast Guard licensed Captain. His lifetime of sailing experience based on cruising, racing and pleasure crafting and teaching in coastal and inland waters, provides him the expertise to tailor instructions to each student's needs.

Courses are taught mid May through mid October, Sat/Sun and Tue/Wed

To learn more about courses and charters we offer, click the links to left

To request more information about the ASA:
PO Box 998,Westbrook, CT 06498 Red Nun Sailing, LLC
dba American Sailing Academy
Tel: 860-333-8751