Catamarans and trimarans are not just another income stream for West Coast Multihulls, they are our passion. 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 live-aboard 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. San Diego enjoys a comfortable, moderate climate with light to moderate winds throughout the year.
We are the only catamaran and trimaran specialists in California. West Coast Multihulls offers a variety of combination classes. Often, these courses have a destination as part of the plan. An example is our ASA 105 (Coastal Navigation), 106 (Advanced Coastal Cruising) and 114 (Cruising Catamaran) course. We also have the popular 7 Day Complete Sailing Course which encompasses ASA 101, 103, 104 and 114. This course sails to Catalina Island with stops along the way there and back.
As dealers of Fountaine Pajot, Seawind, Catana, Gemini, and Corsair, we use some of the finest multihulls in the world for our classes. Finally, our Instructors are the best, most experienced ASA award winning Instructors Our classes are not cut-rate, short time on the water outings designed to push you into our sailing club, But rather, our focus is comprehensive, high quality training to prepare you for whatever sailing dreams you wish to fulfill.
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 the celestial navigation theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in offshore waters. On-water celestial navigation skills elements are demonstrated in 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.
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.
Learn to apply basic celestial navigation theory and practice to determine latitude and longitude at sea using a sextant and Nautical Almanac.
Other Services Offered
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- ASA 'Challenges'
- Day Sail Charters (public)
- Day Sail Charters (member-only)
- Vacation Charters
- Sunset Cruises
- Racing Courses
Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials
My husband and I just completed our third sailing class with West Coast Multihulls and were thrilled once again with the superb service, and incredibly professional Captain.[read more]
Stacy - ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Just finished ASA114 with West Coast Multihulls. Overall it was a fantastic experience. The manager Michael was friendly and accommodating, and Chas the instructor was excellent with his ability to communicate and teach.[read more]
Manakai33 - ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Just finished the ASA 114 catamaran course with Westcoast Multihulls. Michael was extremely friendly and accommodating.[read more]
Chris_F - ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Michael, the manager was very professional and friendly to deal with through the booking process. Clint, our trainer with over 30 years of experience, was very clear and explained everything exceptionally well.[read more]
Janelnc - ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
West Coast Multihulls
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