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Learn to sail. Love to sail.

Bluewater student at the helm of a catamaran in the Kingdom of Tonga

More time on the water than any other school

Start Sailing

Begin with Basic Keelboat Sailing

New to sailing?  Start here!

Four fun sessions on the water

Meet other sailors

Get 22′ charter boat privileges

Keep Sailing

Build Confidence on the Water

Basic Coastal Cruising level

Sail and motor on bigger boats

Sail farther offshore

Get 30′ charter boat privileges

Continuing Ed.

Bareboat Cruising and Beyond

Get set for your vacation charter.

Take a 3 day voyage to Catalina

Learn to manage boat systems 

Get 36′ charter boat privileges

Adventure Sailing

Vacation Travel Near and Far

Exotic tropical destinations

Vacation with family and friends

Awesome accommodations

Professional captain as guide  

Discover Sailing! Try out sailing just for fun. Leave the driving to us!

Looking for a relaxing day on the water? Whether you are visiting Los Angeles, celebrating a special event or simply want to experience Los Angeles from the water’s side, Discover Sailing is a great way to go. All of our captains are also experienced, professional teachers. We welcome anyone (even kids!) to take the helm and get a taste of the wonderful sport of sailing. Don’t be surprised if some of our sea lion and dolphin friends follow along on your adventure. We offer both half day (four-hour) and full day (eight-hour) Discover Sailing charters.

The highest rated instructors in the entire ASA

Our instructors excel at making the process of learning fun. Bluewater’s goal is to increase your confidence on the water with as much hands-on-the-wheel experience as possible. You’ll find that the extra time on the water we provide combined with a fun ASA certified step by step process builds both the “muscle memory” and intellectual knowledge you’ll need to set sail with confidence.

Enjoy an unrushed, easy learn-by-doing process

For over forty years Bluewater Sailing has been committed to delivering educational excellence at every level of sailing instruction. That begins with a staff of instructors that are unique – professional mariners credentialed by the USCG, as well as highly gifted teachers. You’ll find good humor, a supportive environment, and good fun as you build your sailing skills.

Build skills aboard the largest fleet of vessels reserved for students​

Bluewater maintains its fleet of coastal cruising sailboats in the second largest man-made marina in the world located in Marina Del Rey, CA. Depending upon the Bluewater course you take, you’ll sail aboard one or a number of different vessels ranging from 22 to 36 feet in length. Bluewater is unique in that we only charter our boats to students. Our goal is to provide you with vessels after you have completed class in order to support your continued education.

Learn from the school that trains and certifies ASA Instructors

Bluewater Sailing takes sailing education to the next level. In addition to offering classes for all levels of sailing training, we also train and certify ASA Instructors. We regularly hold ASA Instructor Qualification Clinics led by our in-house ASA accredited Instructor Evaluator. This level of accreditation benefits you, our students, by providing you with the most modernized and comprehensive program for learning how to sail offered anywhere.