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Sailing Education

Bluewater students at the helm in Marina Del Rey.

More time on the water than any other school

Beginning Sailors

Begin with Intro to Keelboat

Super fun sessions all on the water

Meet and sail with other sailors

Try out sailing just for fun!

Get Certified

Expand Your Sailing Education

ASA 101 thru 118 Courses

Learn to sail with confidence

Get 22′-36′ charter privileges

Continuing Education

Build Confidence on the Water

Learn night sailing & harbor entries 

Get introduced to sail racing

Celestial, weather, diesel and more

The highest rated instructors in the 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.
If you’re new to sailing you can try our one session sailing experience called Discover Sailing. It’s a great way to try out sailing before taking a class.
Into to Keelboat

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.