The American Sailing Association is the predominant standards bearer and codifier in the arena of recreational sailing education in the Americas. The organization was founded in 1983 by television producer Lenny Shabes who felt there was no recognized educational system in place to learn the sport of sailing. Today there are over 300 affiliate schools that teach the ASA methods via the many textbooks the Association creates and publishes. Over one million sailors have come through the American Sailing Association learning system.
The Alum Creek Sailing Association (ACSA) was formed in 1982 to promote the sport of sailing. First started by Prindle, G-Cat and Nacra catamaran sailors who wanted to enjoy the same level of competition when Hobie Cats were king, the Alum Creek Sailing Association quickly became what it is today: sailing families, individual sailors and sailing enthusiasts with various types of vessels (mono-hulls, multi-hulls and sailboards).
The Asheville Sailing club is a social club that organizes sailboat races and social events. We sail our boats from the Marina area of Lake Julian Park. The club is a registered non-profit organization. It is important to know that Lake Julian Park owns the Marina which includes: Buildings, Lockers, Land Boat Storage, Picnic Shelters, Wet slips, Boat Ramps, Docks, and other Park items.
The Brown University Sailing Team is one of the oldest and most successful organizations on campus. The Brown University Yacht Club was founded in 1896 and was one of the first college sailing programs in the country. The current Sailing Team is consistently ranked within the top ten in the country, racing in the highly competitive New England District of College Sailing. We are an active athletic team: we have a full time coach, we practice four days a week, and we enter several regattas every weekend from September through November and March through May.
The Bay View Sailing program offers multi-level courses designed to take students from beginner (ages 9+ and have passed level 3 swimming or equivalent) to experienced sailor. This program follows the U.S. Sailing Instructor curriculum and has at least one U.S. Sailing Certified instructor on staff to lead and direct the program. Various group sessions as well as individual private lessons are offered.