American Sailing Association (ASA) Sailing School in the Florida Keys, Your sailing journey starts here

As a part of the Key Lime Sailing Club and Cottages, the American Sailing Academy is one of the few facilities in the world to make learn-to-sail dreams come true in a perfect, economical vacation setting. 


You can take your classes here, stay here if you choose, and be surrounded by sailors of all experience levels while you’re here. The resort has a fleet of Catalina 22s available for guests to use as soon as they complete their classes and even larger boats for the advanced sailing courses. 


Over the past 40 years, the American Sailing Association (ASA) has fine-tuned this program, making it a truly distinctive learning experience.


We are also proud that we have developed and implemented intensive sail training for the British Royal Navy as well as comprehensive Girl Scouts programs using our award-winning staff and facilities: a testimony to our dedication in providing quality sailing instructions at any level.


We will teach you to sail safely and with confidence. Our American Sailing Association (ASA) certified instructors have made sailing their profession and are some of the best in the industry. When you attend class at our facility, you will not only learn the art and science of sailing but also experience sailing as a lifestyle! We pride ourselves on providing a stress-free learning experience. After all, learning to relax is part of learning to sail, right?


After completing your basic American Sailing Association (ASA-101) course, you can sail off on your own and explore the beautiful waters of Buttonwood Sound and Florida Bay. If you decide to stay at Key Lime Sailing Club and Cottages, you will have a boat at your disposal for the rest of your stay! There simply is no other place like this.