Sailing Local With ASA Outstanding Instructors – West Coast

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Local Schools With Outstanding Instructors

When the dust settles on the COVID-19 crisis we will be looking to get back outside and back out on the water. That is when you should be seeking out your local sailing school. Explore the idea of sailing with one of ASA’s Outstanding Instructors.

It’s time to #Saillocal with ASA Outstanding Instructors.

Take a look at some of the highest-rated instructors in the ASA family: (West Coast)

West Coast


Sailing In San Diego

Lance Botthof
San Diego, California
West Coast Multihulls
If your sailing goal is to become a proficient confident multihull sailor, we are the school for you. Our staff and Instructors have decades of multihull, training, sailing and liveaboard experience to draw from and share with you. We sail out of beautiful San Diego, CA with sailing classes offered year-round from the Sunroad Resort Marina.

Clint Najera
La Mesa, California
Harbor Sailboats
Harbor Sailboats is San Diego’s Premier Sailing Club, offering award-winning instruction aboard California’s most modern fleet of sailboats including 12 brand new Capri 22s for ASA 101. Founded in 1969, Harbor Sailboats offers ASA sailing courses from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising including ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran. In addition to offering the International Proficiency Certificate for European/Mediterranean chartering, Harbor Sailboats also offers learn-to-sail vacations.

Angela Goodwin
Long Beach, California
Marina Sailing
Marina Sailing is Southern California’s oldest and largest sailing charter and instruction company. Started in 1962, our six locations along the coast offer a wide range of boats from 22 to 50 feet, including monohulls, catamarans, and powerboats. We offer an extensive list of ASA courses and classes, our most popular being our Complete Sailing Course, which includes the ASA 101 and 103 certifications and offers the flexibility of schedule, with lessons offered every weekend throughout the year.

Geza Sinkovics
Los Angeles, California
Blue Pacific Yachting
Let Blue Pacific Yachting help you realize the joys of sailing. Learn to sail in a safe and supportive environment under the expert guidance of our certified instructors. Students gain hands-on experience and acquire the knowledge and confidence to sail aboard a modern, mid-sized, fully-equipped yacht.

Elliot Zimmerman
Los Angeles, California
Bluewater Sailing
We teach the ASA curriculum as it was designed to be taught. Our program incorporates FREE practice time and charter privileges with your tuition. Bluewater Sailing’s program is different. We don’t rush you through the classes, because extra sailing time makes you a safer sailor.


Robert Hulett
Maple Falls, Washington
San Juan Sailing
One of the most well-respected sailing schools in the Pacific Northwest, San Juan Sailing has been offering sailing training for over 35 years! You won’t find a better value anywhere, as we’re the only school that provides an “All Inclusive” experience – each a fully provisioned, liveaboard, sleep aboard course – not just on our weeklong Learn-n-Cruises, but even on our 2-day ASA 101, 103 and 104 Weekender classes! This allows you to fully experience not just sailing and sail education, but a bit of the cruising lifestyle as well.

Michael Poole
Seattle, Washington
Seattle Sailing Club
Seattle Sailing Club is the home of fun, affordable sailing on Puget Sound. As one of the most active and vibrant ASA certification schools in the country, our experience teaching sailing is second to none. The priorities for each course are simple: Safe, Fun, and Professional. Our staff of well-qualified sailing instructors are licensed through the U.S. Coast Guard and American Sailing Association, and more importantly, are committed to helping you achieve your sailing goals.