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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 Basic Keelboat Sailing

Learn to sail with confidence

Super fun sessions all on the water

Meet other sailors

Get 22′ charter boat privileges

Intermediate Courses

Expand Your Sailing Education

ASA 103 to 105 Courses

Sail and motor on bigger boats

Sail farther offshore

Get 30′-36′ charter privileges

Continuing Education

Build Confidence on the Water

Expand to more advanced topics

ASA 106 and 114 Courses

Get your docking endorsement 

Learn advanced sail trim, and more

Extra Curricular

Train on Key Sailing Skills

Focused study on key skills

Marine Weather & Celestial 

Go in depth on diesel engines

Practical navigation and more

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.