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Bluewater Featured Course:

ASA 103 - Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising

ASA 103 - Basic Coastal Cruising Sign Me Up! Build Your Skippering Skills! The ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course is an intermediate course that picks up right where Basic Keelboat leaves off. You’ll learn how to sail medium sized ...
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Build your sailing skills, expand your horizon…

Try a Class

Hire a professional captain

Try out before taking the class 

Relax with friends while learning

Participate as crew

USCG credentialed captains

Let us cater to your needs

Bareboat Charters

You’re the skipper

Build on what you learned in class

Plan your own voyage

Single day or multi-day trips

Your pace and your crew

Choose from boats 22′ to 36′ 

Vacation Travel

Bluewater led adventures

Close to home destinations

Exotic international adventures

Year round departures

Awesome activities and cuisine

Perfect for sailors and non-sailors

Lifelong Learning 

Bluewater Continuing Ed 

Take your skills to the next level

Organize classes with friends

Attain higher ASA endorsements

Build confidence at sea 

Larger boats and longer voyages

Bluewater Waypoints: For the Intermediate Sailor

Waypoint 1 - Begin with the ASA 103 Course

The ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising course is an intermediate course that picks up right where Basic Keelboat leaves off. You’ll learn how to sail medium sized boats with diesel inboard engines and build your crew management skills on longer trips and under a wider variety of conditions. 

Add Me to the Crew List!

Waypoint 2 - Join the Bluewater Crew List!

Do you need crew for your next Bluewater charter? Want to be crew on another skipper’s charter? It’s easy! Join Bluewater’s Crew List and we’ll contact you when your ship comes in!

Waypoint 3 - Improve Skills with ASA Endorsements and Electives

Looking for experience with night time entries into port? How about learning the basics of celestial navigation or marine weather? Or maybe you’re interests lie in practicing safety procedures, working with marine diesel engines, or managing the spinnaker. No matter what your interests, you can grow your experience and build confidence with Bluewater ASA Endorsements and Electives.  

Get Out on Bigger Boats!

Waypoint 4 - Get Out on the Water in Bigger Boats!

Bluewater Sailing has the largest fleet of vessels reserved for student use in Southern California. Charter a yacht today and build on what you learned in class. Picture heading out on the wonderful waters (usually warm and sunny) of Santa Monica Bay, dolphins jumping in the distance! Beautiful, well-maintained yachts are available for bareboat or crewed charters – daysails, weekends or longer.

Sailing to Two Harbors

Waypoint 5 - Get Ready for Vacation Chartering with ASA 104

After building confidence on larger boats, you might like to try taking a sailing vacation to a tropical locale where you’re the skipper! The ASA 104 Bareboat Cruising Course prepares you to do just that. The 104 course, as well as the electives for this next level, will cover the skills you need for safely chartering a boat on a sailing holiday.