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Boating, Yachting & Sailing Classes and Certifications Approved by ASA,US Sailing or NauticEd in California

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Sailing Classes and Certifications Approved by ASA or US Sailing at Oakland, Marina Del Rey, Isleton, Redondo Beach, Long Beach, Newport Beach, San Diego,  Monterey, Santa Cruz, Redwood City, and Richmond in California..

USCG Captain's License Online

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MARINERS LEARNING SYSTEM (MLS) ONLINE- USCG Approved Online Captain's and Masters License Study Packages, Home Study Guides & FCC Online Tests - Located in Pennington NJ, Mariners Learning System provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with their flexible online training. Auxiliary Sailing & Towing endorsements are also available.

NauticEd Affiliated Sailing Schools in CA

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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, with two free sailing courses and sailing resume, and then use the skilled in-house sailing instructors from the following sailing schools to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency. Yacht Charter Companies worldwide accept and acknowledge the NauticEd Sailing Certification. Read more..

  • Cast Off Sailing - San Diego
  • Lucky Sol Sailing - San Diego
  • Sail San Diego
  • Southwest Sailing - San Diego
  • Newport Coast School of Seamanship - Newport Beach
  • Santana Sailing - Newport Beach
  • OCSC Sailing - Berkeley


  • Passage Nautical Charters & Lessons - Oakland
  • Sail Channel Islands - Oxnard
  • Santa Barbara Sailing Center - Santa Barbara
  • Santana Sailing - Long Beach
  • Southwest Sailing - Long Beach


Afterguard Sailing Academy - Embarcadero, Oakland CA

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Afterguard Sailing Academy (ASA) is a professional American Sailing Association (ASA) certified facility including Sailing School, Charter Company, and Social Sailing Club with active sailor charter option for the San Francisco Bay. The school offers everything in sailing from introduction to sailing class to open ocean voyages. These courses are offered year around.

Afterguard Courses

  • 90 Minute Intro Sail - Oakland
  • 2-day Learn to Sail - BK1 Intro to Sailing
  • Diesel Engine Troubleshooting
  • Cruising Spinnaker
  • Spinnaker 122- Estuary
  • Spinnaker 123- SF Bay
  • Navigation - The Rest of It
  • Get Your Sea Legs On
  • Heavy Weather Strategies
  • Crew Overboard Clinic
  • Night Sailing


ASA Courses

  • ASA101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108, 114, 118

Blue Pacific Yachting - Bali Way, Marina Del Rey CA

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Blue Pacific Boating offers ASA Sailing certification under one, three, five, six, and eight day ASA sailing and cruising classes. Blue Pacific Boating has been sailing from Marina del Rey, CA since 1989. The marina is one of the largest man-made small boat harbors in the US and was specifically designed for pleasure craft. It is a tourist destination and is surrounded by high-rise condos, hotels, apartments, shops, and restaurants. Prevailing winds are from the West, and the climate permits us to sail year round.

Blue Pacific Classes

  • Docking Clinic
  • Racing Seminar
  • Sail Trim Classes
  • Spinnaker Class
  • Electronics, GPS & Chart Platter
  • Power Boat Handling


ASA Classes

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • ASA 101 &103
  • Confidence Cruising Course - ASA 104
  • Customized Private Training

Delta Sailing School - W Brannan Island Rd, Isleton, CA

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Delta Sailing School (Formerly Club Rio Sailing) is a family-owned, family-run sailing business and has been sailing in the California Delta and San Francisco Bay since 1985. The school shares its experience with new sailors, seasoned sailors, and those who are new to these exciting waters. Whether you’re an experienced sailor, brand new to sailing, or coming back to the sport after a time away, the club offers ASA curriculum classes which are taught on most weekends and you can be officially ASA certified after passing the prescribed course.

ASA Courses

  • Basic Keelboat
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Vacation Live Aboard Basic Keelboat-Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Cruising
  • Coastal Navigation
  • Advanced Coastal Cruising
  • Celestial Navigation Endorsement
  • Celestial Navigation


Other Courses

  • Basic Anchoring
  • Sailboat Rigging

Marina Sailing - Oxnard; Marina Del Rey; Redondo Beach; Long Beach; Newport Beach; and San Diego - CA

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Established in 1962, Marina Sailing is a full service sailing club with six convenient harbor locations in Southern California. Members have access to daily sailing activities including sailboat lessons, racing, parties, flotillas, cruising, group day sails, sunset sails and advanced sailing courses from six convenient Southern California locations. You also earn two American Sailing Association certifications. These sailing goals are recognized at charter companies throughout the world as proof of sailing competency.

Marina Sailing Classes

  • Big Boat Course
  • Diesel Engine Course
  • Docking Class
  • Heavy Weather Class
  • Navigation Class
  • Night Navigation Class
  • Outboard Motor Course


ASA Classes & Courses

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 114
  • Catamaran Certification - 2 days
  • Catamaran Certification - 3 days

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Monterey Bay Sailing School - Fishermans Wharf, Monterey CA

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Monterey hosts the most bio-dense and bio-diverse ecosystem on the US Pacific coast. Whether you are a complete novice trying sailing for the first time or an experienced ocean veteran ready to take your seamanship to a higher level, Monterey Bay Sailing School offers courses for beginner sailors and seasoned skippers. The school teaches the American Sailing Association curriculum which is the definitive standard of safety and seamanship worldwide. The supportive learning environment will give you the confidence to skipper independently and reach your nautical goals.

ASA & Other Classes

  • 2/hr Introduction to Sailing Course
  • 4/hr Introduction to Sailing Course
  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105
  • 6 Day Standard Course (Includes ASA 101, 103, 104)
  • 8 Day Standard Course (Includes ASA 101, 103, 104, 105)

Pacific Yachting & Sailing - Mariner Park Way, Santa Cruz, CA

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Pacific Yachting & Sailing offers sailing courses ranging from Basic Sailing & Seamanship to Offshore Passage Making (Certification is possible from both ASA and US Sailing). They will teach you everything you need to know to safely skipper a sailing yacht as a bareboat-certified captain or competent crewmember. The hands-on approach to instruction cultivates the potential in each student. All courses are held onboard the instructional vessel and include both lecture sessions (onboard the vessel) and on-the-water practice.

ASA Classes & Certifications

  • Basic Sailing & Seamanship
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Intermediate Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Chartering
  • Advanced Coastal Navigation and Piloting
  • Spinnaker Course
  • Coastal Excursions



  • Six Day Instruction Program
  • Eight Day Instruction Program

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South Bay Sailing - N Harbor Dr, Redondo Beach CA

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South Bay Sailing (SBS) offers charters and lessons for all levels and ages, all year long. SBS offers a vast array of adult lessons, including four of the ASA Standards, which can be completed in as little as 8 Lessons. SBS offers uniquely created courses that you won’t find anywhere else. South Bay Sailing also offers an array of chartering options as well.

South Bay Sailing Classes

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Beginning Keelboat Sailing
  • Open Group Lesson
  • Intermediate Keelboat Sailing
  • Day Cruising
  • Racing Tactics


ASA Courses

  • ASA101, 103, 104

Spinnaker Sailing School - Seaport Ct, Redwood City CA

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As an American Sailing Association (ASA) affiliate the courses are designed to give students internationally recognized ASA certification for the various levels of achievement. Successful completion of these courses qualifies students to operate boats and equipment. The school’s affiliation with the American Sailing Association dates back to 1983 when the ASA was originally established in the United States.

Spinnaker Sailing Classes

  • Beginning Spinnaker
  • Catalina 27 Qualification
  • Night Sailing
  • Private Lessons
  • Basic Keelboat Sailing REVIEW
  • Basic Coastal Cruising REVIEW
  • Basic Spinnaker Handling REVIEW


ASA Courses

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 107, 118

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Tradewinds Sailing School and Club - Spinnaker Way, Richmond CA

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Tradewinds Sailing School and Club was founded in 1962 and has been continuously serving the San Francisco Bay. Tradewinds Sailing School has a program for sailors at any level who are serious about gaining the foundation knowledge of sailing and continuing on to become a competent sailor. With more than 45 years of teaching experience, Tradewsinds successful method is based on thorough understanding of how people learn.

ASA Courses

  • ASA101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 108


Other Courses

  • USCG Captain’s License (OUPV)

Modern Sailing School & Club (MSC) - Sausalito CA

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