Bluewater Sailing
Marina del Rey, Southern California (310) 823-5545

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.

Call to learn more about all the opportunities our program offers: free sailing time, a large fleet dedicated to our students, advanced classes, special one-day workshops, private sessions and much more.

The class is just the beginning. Bluewater Sailing’s ASA 101 class is the longest class offered, has a only 3-4 students per instructor and gets you sailing safely. Once you’re feeling safe, you’ll be sharing the fun with friends and family.

Learn to Sail. Love to Sail. Let Bluewater Teach You How.

ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses

ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Bluewater Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • I since have purchased another boat and I have been able to thoroughly enjoy the experience because of the skills I was taught at Bluewater and continue to perfect. If you want to learn to sail, charter boats or purchase your own, Bluewater is "..."[read more]

    Scott P - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • There is no other sailing school in the area with instructors who are as dedicated to teaching students not only the fundamentals of sailing but giving them the tools to make sailing safe and fun. They are knowledgeable, professional and "..."[read more]

    R Clarke - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

  • Very conscientious, meticulous, instruction, with goal teaching safety skills. My wife and I learned plenty from their instruction, their motor handling course is a must for any one handling a large boat in the close quarters of Marian Del Rey "..."[read more]

    N Ardakani - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Contact Information

Bluewater Sailing

Address 13505 Bali WayMarina del ReyCA90292
Phone (310) 823-5545
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