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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
'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.
Sailing opportunities in Dana Point include: Group lessons, Private/Semi Private lessons, Specialty programs for your group event, Sail Rides, and Adult and Junior 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 and Open Paddle rentals are all part of our Fall lineup!
Lake Mission Viejo is an amazing location for sailing and SUP for lake residents and their guests: Sailing & SUP Private / Semi - Private lessons, Specialty programs and Rides!
Check out our schedule of classes at the Dana Point and Lake Mission Viejo. 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.
SUP Yoga with Westwind and I Heart Yoga in the Park
I Heart Yoga in the Park is partnering with Westwind Sailing to offer a unique 90 minute paddle and yoga workshop! Elsa Stephen, from I Heart Yoga, will be taking you through this fun in the sun class while the Westwind Paddling staff will lead the basic instruction.
We’re hosting two separate workshops. One on Saturday, July 27th and the other on Saturday, August 24. email us
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.
Westwind News: July, 2013
Westwind will be CLOSED for all sailing and paddling on July 4th so that our Staff can celebrate the holiday with their Family and Friends. We will re-open on July 5th in full operation. Enjoy the holiday friends and please BE SAFE!
Dana Point Aquatic Foundation Type V Lifejacket Fundraiser
Donate to the DPAFand receive a Type V belt pack 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.
Donate $60 to help support the DPAF and get a light weight, wearable pfd that’s perfect for SUP (and required for lots of races!) Your donation is completely tax deductible. Minimum donation is $60. and can be made in cash, check, or securely with Visa/MC/Amex. DPAquaticFoundation.org for more info.
Open Paddle (SUP and Kayak Rental)
Our SUP and Kayak - Open Paddle (rental) is open from 10 am - 4 pm. daily (last out is 4 pm.) All our equipment must be returned by 5 pm. Hours are based on weather and other conditions. To determine our open status, please call our office: (949) 492-3035. We will also post on our Facebook Page if we close early.
We operate on a walk-up, first come, first served basis. We do not take reservations except for special circumstances.
Open paddle rental includes all paddling equipment, a pfd, and 5 minutes of dockside instruction (which includes stroke technique and safety). You are then on your own to practice in our beautiful harbor. It is your responsibility to know and adhere to the Paddle Rules and safety tips which are posted at our booth.
All our students wear (pfds) lifejackets. For adults on SUP we have the Type V inflateable waist pack or Type III vest style pfds. For kids and all kayakers we have the Type III vest style pfds.
Our suggested minimum age for paddling is 12 yrs old. We find that this is the minimum age that 99% of the participants will be successful. We do allow younger participants to take out equipment however there are numerous factors that will allow or disallow this practice. Bottom line is we want everyone to be safe and successful. Discuss with our paddling staff or call our office for further information.
Younger paddlers, 2 participants and dogs are allowed on our SUP boards by approval from our Paddle staff based on conditions and other factors. Please consult the paddle staff or call our office for information. (949) 492-3035
Current Schedule of Ongoing Programs
Updated August 9, 2013
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.
• Daily: 10 am - 4 pm. Weather and conditions dependent.
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: 7 - 8:15 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 - 4 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