I started Learn to Sail San Diego® 18 years ago, and have taught hundreds of friends and families to sail. We are located at the Cabrillo Isle marina, next to the Sheraton Harbor Island Resort and Marina, which offers you many amenities during your stay. I’ve been privileged to receive Outstanding Instructor awards for 10 of the last 18 years, thanks to reviews and feedback from my students. San Diego offers perfect sailing conditions any time of year.
We offer live aboard and learn to sail courses in beautiful San Diego. All of our classes are private, so only you and your friends or family will be on board our brand new, 2017 Beneteau Oceanus 37.
ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered
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.
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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
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.
Learn to sail a centerboard or multihull sailboat in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, sail trim, points of sail, crew responsibilities, seamanship and safety including capsize avoidance/recovery and navigation rules to avoid collisions.
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.
Other Services Offered
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
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.
Learn to Sail San Diego is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials
Talk about the BEST SAILING experience!! Lee is an amazingly knowledgeable and kind guide. He is easygoing and fun and can mesh with any group! [read more]
Kaizen R. - Learn to Sail San Diego
Lee was an amazing Captain! A gorgeous day on the water. Thank you for making our experience the best! Only way to learn is with Lee! Thank you![read more]
Burns L. - Learn to Sail San Diego
My wife and I took a 4 hour private lesson with Captain Lee Pearce in May 2016 and it was probably the most instructive 4 hours I've spent on a boat. [read more]
Mitchell B. - Learn to Sail San Diego
Learn to Sail San Diego
|Address||Cabrillo Isle Marina1450 Harbor Island DriveSan DiegoCA92101United States|