Freeman Marine Institute
Newport Beach, California
(916) 792-8478

Freeman Marine Institute is devoted to excellence in teaching, learning, and helping students gain access to the amazing world of Sailing.

We specialize in: 

Catamaran training and Charter preparation 

for local and world class destinations 

  • Advanced Sailing techniques
  • Advanced Seamanship and Powerboat Handling
  • Destination Vacation / Instruction Packages  (local and worldwide)
  • Circumnavigating and multi day passages

Location:  Southern California. 

We are located in Newport Beach Harbor, California

We enjoy year round sailing in Southern California’s mild climate. Our home base allows us the ability to provide destination sailing to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands for advanced sailing.


Classes are customized for the student and their crew using an immersion teaching system that focuses on practical (hands on) application. 

Roles and Responsibilities are emphasised to produce the foundation for outstanding skippers and Sailors.

Freeman Marine Institute offers:

ASA 101,103,104,105,106, 107, 108 and 114


To provide the highest quality of instruction, to earn our reputation based upon our students’ mastery of sailing skills.


  • 2022 Lagoon 42 Catamaran 
  • 2016 Lagoon 450 Catamaran
  • 2021 Excess 15 (48′) Catamaran
  • Harbor 20
  • 30′ Catalina
  • Beneteau 35′ – 45′
  • Powerboats available upon request

American Sailing Certifications 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 108, Offshore Passagemaking
ASA 108, Offshore Passagemaking
Learn to skipper a sailing vessel on extended offshore passages requiring celestial navigation. Knowledge of long-term passage planning, offshore vessel selection, sail repair, offshore first aid, watch-keeping, emergency procedures, abandon ship protocols, safety and seamanship.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

Contact Information

Freeman Marine Institute

Address Freeman Marine Institute429 30th St Newport BeachCA92662-3711USA
Phone (916) 792-8478

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