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Intro To Sail Racing

Learn Ocean Racing!

Every Wednesday night from April to September we will head out to Santa Monica Bay and race with the entire Marina del Rey community.

Bluewater is dedicated to providing the best sail instruction in the area. Many of our classes focus on the fun of recreational sailing and now you can add racing to part of the fun! Whether you’re an experienced racer or a beginner, over the course of four sessions you’ll be learning all of the jobs including the helm, sail trim and spinnaker sailing.

Prerequisites: None

Location: Marina Del Rey, CA


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Intro to Sail Racing Details

Our Intro to Sail Racing program is unique. We are the only boat that is racing seriously with the goal of training the crew. This isn’t a replacement for our fundamental sailing classes — it’s just part of the fun. We’d like you to join us for at least 4 sessions. They don’t need to be consecutive, but if you can make four, we’ll make sure you’re learning something new about boat handling, speed, race strategy and tactics. All in all, we’re going to train you to become a better sailor.

Here are the details:

We meet every Wednesday from April to September.
4:00pm: Class starts
5:00pm: Leave the dock and train on the water
6:30pm: Our race starts
8:30pm: Back on the dock to clean up and debrief
9:00pm: Finish

After that, you can head home or go to the yacht club for dinner to wait for the race results.

We will have a crew of six people aboard each night, and spots will be filled on a first come, first served basis.

  • Basics of sail racing
  • Sail racing rules
  • Upwind / downwind tactics
  • Spinnaker management
  • And much more!

Sail racing is intrinsically a group sport so each race will be with a group of fellow racers.  All classes are Wednesday evenings between April and Sept.  Contact us for more details.

Private courses are also available.  Contact us for more details.

The cost for each series of four dates is $TBD. This includes an additional free session, for a total of 5 races!
* ASA certification and processing are optional
ASA certification and processing:($85)*