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
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.
Festival of Whales - Cardboard Classic

We're honored to host the 2nd annual Cardboard Classic / Dinghy Dash during the Dana Point Festival of Whales on Saturday, March 11! The Classic is a fun-filled day that includes a cardboard boat building contest and race (the Dinghy Dash), food, event emcee – Jim Taylor, music and awards. It’s serious fun for competitors and spectators alike!

The event is free and open to the public from 9:30 AM – 4 PM at Baby Beach. Our main event is the Dinghy Dash which will feature a beach full of sea hardy captains racing in the Harbor with nothing but a paddle and their cardboard ships! Registration for the Dash is $30 per team - but there are only a few spots left so hurry!

Register Here
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 .
Spring (and Summer) have Sprung!
Click HERE to Register NOW for any of our Programs!

Check out our awesome spring schedule! We've got Kids, Teens, Women and Adults sailing, SUP, Adaptive boating and don't forget - Spring Break April 3 - 7! Register by March 6 to take advantage of 20% off our Spring programs!

Our Summer information is available now and registration for Summer programs begins March 6. Enjoy 20% Dawning Deal discount through April 15!

We're currently open daily for Open Paddle, and SUP Fit is available on Wednesday mornings. Sail Club is available on Saturday mornings for kids and Saturday and Sunday for adults. Come take advantage of our beautiful spring weather. Smooth Sailing!
Dana Point Schedule
Lake MV Schedule

Dana Point and Lake MV Summer Registration begins Monday, March 6!

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 March 1, 2017

Dana Point

Open SUP & Kayak Practice
Ages: 12 - adult (under 14yrs. w/ parent)
SUP & Kayak (single or double): $25 hr., $35 1.5 hr., $40 2 hr.

• Daily, 10 am - 3 pm. Weather and conditions dependent.

Please check our FACEBOOK or TWITTER for up to date status report.

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 (Feb - May) + $20 per activity
• Saturday: 10 am - 1 pm

Westwind Sailing Club
Ages: 18 yrs. and up
Cost: $40 club registration fee (Feb - May) + $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