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COVID-19 UPDATE: During this challenging time Bluewater Sailing is here for you. Based on current Covid-19 guidelines, all our classes are currently private. Feel free to call our office or send us an email if you have questions about our programs. We’re looking forward to sailing with you soon! If you would like us to send you an update please contact us.

Sailing lessons in Marina del Rey, Southern CA, and beyond. Bluewater Sailing has been successfully teaching beginners to worldwide coastal cruisers since 1978. Welcome Aboard!

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ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing

ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing

ASA 101 - Basic Keelboat Sailing Sign Me Up! Learn the fundamentals of sailing. Our Basic Keelboat course is all new this season. We've expanded the curriculum to further support what we've always emphasized - more ...
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WHY BLUEWATER? Over the last 40 years, thousands of students have taken our sailing lessons in Marina del Rey and Southern California. During that time we’ve developed a curriculum that instills a lifelong love of sailing. In addition to our ASA courses, we offer year round innovative sailing opportunities that are tons of fun and are super ways to get out on the water and meet other sailors. Contact Us to find out more!

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Couldn't be happier

to have started my sailing journey here. I started from zero - like didn't know the first thing about sailing. After a year and a half of classes, I'm very comfortable on the water... I would recommend this place wholeheartedly to anyone who's ever flirted with the idea of learning how to sail but wasn't sure where to begin. It can totally change your life.
Matt O.
Basic Keelboat Student

The company is wonderful,

it's like a well oiled machine. The employees work well together, are very knowledgable, and kind to those who know absolutely nothing about sailing a boat. Many thanks to the staff that made our experience so wonderful. Thank you Brian, Lennox, and Amy! We appreciate you.
Sue M.
Basic Keelboat Student

I'm proud to say

that we just returned from the trip of a lifetime in the BVI. We rented a 41 ft boat and sailed for 8 days ourselves without a hired skipper. It was all possible because of Bluewater. Not only did they teach us the required ASA curriculum for 101, 103 and 104, Elliot and his team tailored the instruction to help us accomplish our goal in record time.
Vinay P.
Bareboat Cruising Student