ASA Sailing Schools in California

Directory of American Sailing Association sailing schools located in the state of California where you can take beginning to advanced sailing lessons.

California has been divided into the following regions

Northern California

San Francisco Bay is the best place in the world to learn to sail. We do not have make up – it is all here. So the place is fantastic as a general learning location. Our school has two locations to sail from. Oakland Estuary has wind from each of two shores year round plus is protected from the higher winds of weather and seasons. Smooth flat waters of a Riviera zone to start for all intro courses up through ASA-101. Then our classes venture out to the Central SF Bay. By mid ASA level we leave from Treasure Island … Continue reading Afterguard Sailing Academy

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Delta Sailing School offers classes and club membership in the beautiful, laid back, natural environment of the spectacular California Delta. With over 1,000 miles of waterway, we have lots of space for sailing and enjoying this peaceful gem that not too many people have discovered yet. We are convenient to Sacramento, the Foothills, the Valley and the San Francisco Bay Area. Learn to sail in steady winds and warm temperatures. Our instructors are enthusiastic and supportive, professional, experienced and fun. They love to teach sailing, and it shows! Our Basic Keelboat Class is limited to four students giving each person … Continue reading Delta Sailing School

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Pacific Yachting & Sailing is a premiere Sailing School located in Santa Cruz, California. We are one of the only schools in Northern California located on the Monterey Bay and Pacific Ocean. We also offer a fleet of 14 sailing yachts from 28-46 feet for Bareboat Charter, Instruction, Skippered Charters and Team Building Regattas. Our knowledgeable and supportive Captains will provide you with the education needed to experience the ultimate pleasure and respect for sailing on the Pacific Ocean and other locations, worldwide. All of our instructors are US Coast Guard licensed American Sailing Association (ASA) certification. They all have … Continue reading Pacific Sail

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Sailing Ventures South Lake Tahoe, Northern California

(775) 287-4356 sailingventures.com

Sailing Ventures

We are the only ASA certified sail training facility at Lake Tahoe. Lake Tahoe offers beautiful views, technical sailing with challenging and varying winds, and a great weather sailing! Learn to sail aboard our nicely maintained sailboats at a reasonable price. Our instructors have sailed and taught all along the West Coast.

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Hi! I am Captain Lisa of SailTime San Francisco Bay. Sailing has been my passion ever since I can remember back to when I was 7 years old on a Sunfish with my father and the family dog! I spent many years sailing catamarans before I got serious and started sailing bigger boats. Along the way I took classes, read, studied and did a lot of sailing. The excellent training I have received both with an instructor and with on water experience has made me the confident sailor that I am today. Never stop learning or sailing! I was a … Continue reading SailTime – San Francisco

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The San Francisco Sailing Company has been providing bay area residents and visitors premier sailing experiences for nearly a decade. Now, in our 8th season we are providing what so many of our customers have been asking for, certified sailing instruction. We will teach you to sail the bay like a local. This is where we learned to sail and there is no better place in the world to start your sailing lifestyle than the San Francisco Bay.

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Established in 1980 Spinnaker Sailing and has been providing sailing instruction on San Francisco Bay for over 34 years. As the oldest operating American Sailing Association school in the country Spinnaker Sailing has certified thousands of sailors and in the processes established itself as a leader in Sailing Instruction. Our location in Redwood City, California is an ideal place to learn with great weather, smooth seas and consistent winds. In addition to locally run classes Spinnaker also runs Bareboat Chartering and Catamaran certification classes on our overseas sailing vacations in South Pacific, Caribbean and Mediterranean. Our instructors are ASA certified … Continue reading Spinnaker Sailing

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Stillwater Yacht Club currently owns two Santana 22s, three FJs, Laser Picos, stand-up paddle boards and five Kayaks for our adult members to enjoy free of cost. Lessons are available by appointment at a nominal fee. Members may take the boats out on Carmel Bay upon demonstrating competent sailing skills. One Santana 22 is berthed in Monterey Harbor and use involves additional fees to offset slip expenses. Stillwater Yacht Club is a certified American Sailing Association school, qualifying sailors for a certificate in basic keelboat operation.

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Southern California

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.

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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 … Continue reading Bluewater Sailing

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California Sailing Cooperative (CSC), founded in 1994, is a non-profit club and school offering comprehensive sailing instruction, including ASA certifications, at an affordable cost on a well maintained Catalina 36. The teaching team, headed by Training Director Capt. Charlie Hentges, consisting of CSC’s ASA certified instructor/skippers and club mates, all of whom have completed at least 3 ASA courses. CSC earned the 2012 ASA “School of the Year” award.. CSC’s training philosophy permits members to work on their ASA certifications at their own comfort level, setting their own time table, thus combining expert instruction with at-sea experience. Every sail is … Continue reading California Sailing Cooperative

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Harbor Sailboats is San Diego’s Premier Sailing Club, offering award winning instruction aboard Southern California’s most modern fleet of sailboats. Founded in 1969, Harbor Sailboats offers ASA sailing courses from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising. In addition to offering the International Proficiency Certificate for European/Mediterranean chartering, Harbor Sailboats also offers learn to sail vacations. Spend the week aboard a luxurious sailing yacht while a certified instructor prepares you for a lifetime of confident sailing.

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Los Angeles Yacht Club (LAYC) - Certified ASA Sailing School

Offering beginning and advanced ASA certification courses, Los Angeles Yacht Club’s mission is to bring its sailing heritage and tradition to everyone. Our ASA certified instructors will teach you to sail our 22’ Capris safely and confidently over five, 4-hour lessons. Classes are offered Tuesday through Sunday in a group setting, with no more than three students per boat. Private and family lessons are also available.

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Naos Yachts Marina del Rey, Southern California

(310) 821-8446 naosyachts.com

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The Naos Yachts team consists of offshore, coastal and dinghy racers, as well as long distance cruisers. Our instructors are all ASA certified and we provide instruction on brand new Beneteau yachts and Lagoon catamarans.

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The Newport Beach Sailing School is unique in that we specialize in private and semi-private sailing instruction off the coast of Southern California. Our motto is ‘The best value in private sailing lessons.’ We are dedicated to providing highly personalized instruction, and the classes are scheduled according to your availability.

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Sail Channel Islands

COASTAL CRUISING AND BAREBOAT TRAINING in Channel Islands NationalPark. That’s what I do. That and cruises for up to four people just for the fun of it. In terms of ASA qualifications, I only do private lessons – just you and your crew. And if your crew is a spouse who just needs a vacation, that’s fine, too.

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SDSA offers private professional sailing instruction year round in San Diego, California. We own our own fleet of beautiful sailboats. We have very experienced, certified, licensed instructors. We offer private liveaboard instruction for those looking to skipper their own bareboat charter or are looking to get their own boat. Students often tell us they wish they started with us.

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The Santa Barbara Sailing Center offers award winning instruction in one of the finest training locations in the world. We average 10-15 knots of wind right outside The Santa Barbara Harbor for our ASA 101 & 103 courses. During our 104 & 106 courses, we average 20-25 knots of wind at The Channel Islands National Park and Marine Sanctuary. Training Vessels include Catalina 22’s, 28’s, 32’s, 36’s, 42’s & 50’s. All instructors all USCG licensed & ASA certified. We offer world renowned Corporate Regattas which emphasizes Team Building.

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At Seaforth Boater Education we offer sailing classes and lessons for every level of sailor, from beginner to advanced. If you are just starting out, we offer the Amercian Sailing Association’s Basic Keelboat Sailing course designed to teach the beginner the fundamentals of sailing. If you have been sailing for a while in the bays and are interested in getting more out of your sailing, take a look at our 3-Day or 4-Day ASA 103/104 Combo Class where you can learn more advanced coastal sailing techniques. All of our classes are designed to allow you to get the most out … Continue reading Seaforth Boat Rentals

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South Bay Sailing has been offering a wide range American Sailing Association Certification Courses, Charters, Rentals, Youth Lessons/Camps, Social Events and much more since 2005. Learn basic through advanced sailing skills or just enjoy the day on the water with a twist of performance aboard one of our J/80s or our Farr 40. And why not hold your next team building regatta on actual race boats! No matter what sailing option you choose, our ASA certified sailing instructors will have you on the open ocean minutes after your departure. South Bay Sailing has always prided itself in making sailing accessible … Continue reading South Bay Sailing

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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 … Continue reading West Coast Multihulls

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