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created in 1987 to work in cooperation with the Orange County Sailing & Event
Center, (formerly the Dana Point Youth & Group Facility) in providing
safe boating and sailing education for the general public. Its dedicated
and passionate staff helped
grow Westwind Sailing and expand to new locations and communities – most
notably Lake Mission Viejo in 1998. Read more
Shop Local on Saturday, Nov. 26
Westwind Gift Certificates make the holidays happy. Buy yours at our Dana Point Harbor location on Saturday, 11/26 and enjoy a one hour paddle on us! (minimum gift cert amount $50. One hour paddle may be used on Saturday, 11/26/16 only. One per customer.)
We’ve developed this program to provide on-the-water therapy and to teach safe boating and sailing to individuals with special needs. Read More
Looking for a unique gift for someone special? How about a Sailing Gift Certificate! Perfect for moms, dads, grads, birthdays, holidays…etc. Gift certificates may be purchased for a specific group program, private lessons or may be left open for the recipient to choose. The unique experience of learning to sail is a special gift that will always be remembered.
(949) 492-3035 or email us.
Vote Now for BEST OF Dana Point!
Hi Friends! It's time to VOTE for the Annual DP Times "Best of Dana Point" People's Choice Lantern Awards. We certainly hope you'll vote for your favorite Dana Point businesses and hopefully consider us in some of these categories:
Best Overall Customer Service
Best Local Non Profit (Dana Point Aquatic Foundation)
Best Place to Take Out of Towners
Best Camp for Kids
Best Harbor Recreation/Excursion
We appreciate your consideration. Polls close at midnight on December 21, 2016.
Dana Point Aquatic Foundation Type V Lifejacket Fundraiser
Donate to the DPAFand receive a Type V waistpack style lifejackets that's perfect for SUP and other boating activities.
The Dana Point Aquatic Foundation is a CA, non-profit 501(c)3 organization whose purpose to provide access to and support for the Community Boating and Recreation programs at the OC Sailing & Events Center.
For a donation of $75 you'll receive one of these fabulous lifejackets. And for $140, you'll get two! Donations can be made with cash or check or securely with PayPal. Check out DPAquaticFoundation.org . Got questions? e mail the Foundation at info@DPAquaticFoundation.org .
'Fall... the best season for boating' Well, that's my opinion! The sun is shining, the air temperature is perfect and the harbor is empty. I can't think of a better combination.
We have plenty of great sailing programs for you to enjoy in Dana Point including: Adult, Youth, Family Sailing, Intro Sailing and Adaptive Boting. And of course we have Private/Semi Private lessons, Specialty programs for your group event, Sail Rides and Sailing Club!
Stand-Up Paddling in Dana Point is hot - so if you haven't tried it, now is your time! Group Lessons, Private and Semi Private lessons, Fitness Classes, SUP Club and Open Paddle Practice are all part of our Fall lineup!
Check out our schedule of classes at the OC Sailing & Events Center. If you need assistance, contact our office and we’ll help you choose a program that suits your needs. (949) 492-3035 or email us.
15% OFF Military Discount
Register for ANY of our programs - anytime, show your military id and receive a 15% discount. Valid at both Dana Point and Lake MV locations.
Current Schedule of Ongoing Programs
Updated November 23, 2016
Open SUP & Kayak Practice
Ages: 12 - adult (under 14yrs. w/ parent)
Cost: SUP: $25 hr., $35 1.5 hr., $40 2 hr. Kayak (single or double): $20 hr., $30 1.5 hr.
• SUP: Daily, 10 am - 3 pm. Weather and conditions dependent.
• Kayak: Daily, 10 am - 3 pm. Weather and conditions dependent. Please check our FACEBOOK or TWITTER for up to date status report. WE WILL BE CLOSED ON THANKSGIVING DAY
Stand Up Paddle Fitness
Ages: 14 yr. and up
Cost: $15 + $5 per session or $135 + $50 for a 10 session pass card:
• Wed: 6:30 - 7:45 am.
Jr/Teen Sailing Club
Ages: 10 - 17 yrs.
Cost: $40 club registration fee (Oct - Jan) + $20 per activity
• Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm
Westwind Sailing Club
Ages: 18 yrs. and up
Cost: $40 club registration fee (Oct - Jan) + $20 fee per activity
• Saturday & Sunday Hours: 10 am - 1 pm. (weather and conditions permitting). 2.5 hr. maximum sail sessions.
Lake Mission Viejo
Open StandUp Paddle Practice
Ages: 12 - adult (under 14yrs. w/ parent)
Cost: SUP: $25 hr., $35 1.5 hr., $40 2 hr.
• By appointment only
weather and conditions dependent