Westwind Sailing  was 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
Westwind Receives US Sailing Hallmark Achievement Award
Westwind Sailing is nationally recognized at the US Sailing, National Sail Programs Symposium!

US Sailing presented the Ten Years of Hallmark Performance Award to Westwind Sailing for its progressive educational boating programs and outstanding community service. The award was presented at the National Sail Programs Symposium in New Orleans this past winter.

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Adaptive Boating
We’ve developed this program to provide on-the-water therapy and to teach safe boating and sailing to individuals with special needs.
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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.
Westwind Spotlight: The Licinis
John, Irene and Snookie Licini

Westwind Admin Assitant, Rachel, had a chance to get to know John, Irene and Snookie Licini and interview the family for our spotlight. Here's her story:

The Licini’s are a couple who moved to DP in 1987, raised 2 children, JJ and Lisa, and are now raising their third child, Snookie a water loving Jack Russel Terrier. Read Full Story!
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 .
Register NOW for Summer!
Click HERE to Register Online NOW for any of our Programs!
Sailing and Paddling camps and classes for kids and teens in Dana Point and Lake Mission Viejo. Lots of Adult classes too! Make your summer plans now! Programs are filling fast.

Check out our schedule of classes in Dana Point and Lake Mission Viejo .

If you need assistance, contact our office and we’ll help you choose a program that's perfect for you! (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 June 29, 2015

Dana Point

Open SUP & Kayak Practice
Ages: 12 - adult (under 14yrs. w/ parent)
SUP: $25 hr., $35 1.5 hr., $40 2 hr.
Kayak (single or double): $20 hr., $30 1.5 hr.
• SUP: Daily 10 am - 4 pm. Weather and conditions dependent.
• Kayak: Weekends 10 am - 4 pm. Weather and conditions dependent.
Please check our FACEBOOK or TWITTER for up to date status report. WE ARE CLOSED JULY 4

Stand Up Paddle Fitness
Ages: 14 yr. and up
Cost: $15 + $5 per session or $135 + $50 for a 10 session pass card
• Tues: 8:30-9:45 am.
• Wed: 6:30 - 7:45 am.
• Sat: 8 - 9:15 am.

Jr/Teen Sailing Club
Ages: 10 - 17 yrs.
Cost: $40 club registration fee (June - Sept.) + $15 per activity
• Saturday: 10 am - 12:30 pm

Westwind Sailing Club
Ages: 18 yrs. and up
Cost: $40 club registration fee (June - Sept.) + $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)
SUP: $25 hr., $35 1.5 hr., $40 2 hr.
• By appointment only
weather and conditions dependent
California Department of Boating and Waterways
US Sailing Online Small Boat Sailing Course