Westwind Instructor



Westwind Instructor instructs the following:
  • Stand-Up Paddle: Private / Semi Private
  • Join the SUP craze and learn first hand why it’s the fastest growing water sport today. Sign up for private or semi private lessons to suit your schedule. Learn basic paddling skills, safety and stroke development. Stand-up paddling provides an amazing core fitness and aerobic workout ….and it’s fun! Lessons are scheduled by appointment only and are subject to instructor availability. Phone Westwind Sailing for an appointment (949) 492-3035.


  • Youth Sail: Private / Semi Private
  • Private / Semi-Private SailingPrivate and semi private lessons are available for individuals who just need to refresh their sailing skills or whose personal schedule does not coincide with our regular scheduled courses. Five hours of private lessons or six hours of semi private lessons equal a condensed version of Sailing I, while 10 hours of private / 12 hours semi private complete the Sailing II level. Lessons are scheduled by appointment only and are subject to instructor availability. Phone Westwind Sailing for an appointment at (949) 492-3035.

  • Sailing Ride
  • Enjoy ocean breezes, sunshine and the thrill of riding the wind. Gather your family and call your friends for the most exciting way to spend your afternoon: on the water… SAILING! We sail 14’ Capris and generally can accommodate up to 3 passengers. Active participation is encouraged, but not required. Rides are subject to instructor availability; phone Westwind Sailing for an appointment: (949) 492-3035.

  • Specialty Programs
  • Looking for a new and exciting activity for you and your friends, school, scout troop, birthday party, corporate event or other special interest group? We can arrange Sailing, Stand Up Paddling, Kayaking or Rowing lessons to suit your goals, time, age and budget. Call Westwind Sailing for more information or to set up a request. (949) 492-3035. FEE: Varies (Must Pre-Schedule by contacting Westwind Sailing at (949) 492-3035.AGES: 5 - adult

  • SUP & Kayak Open Paddle Practice
  • Bring your family and friends and join us for paddle practice on the weekends. Dockside instruction and board/kayak use is included. No appointment necessary and no prerequisites however we do require that all of our paddlers be in good general health and “water safe”. Minimum age: 6 yrs. with a parent, 14 yrs. without a parent. All our SU paddlers under the age of 18 yrs. will wear a lifejackets which we provide and life jackets are available for any of our SU paddlers. All kayakers will wear lifejackets which we provide. Paddle Practice is weather and conditions dependent. Please call Westwind or check our website for the latest schedule. Westwindsailing.com (949) 492-3035.

  • Adult Sailing 1
  • Learning to sail is safe, fun and easy! In this exciting beginning sailing course we cover basic boating safety, basic sloop rigging, points of sail and sailing skills development. Classes are taught in 14’ Capri sailboats. This is a great place to start! Students must be “water safe”. Pre-registration required. 
    **Mature Teens 14+ may enroll in Oct. 10 - Oct. 31 session.

  • Women's Sailing 1B
  • Learning to sail is safe, easy, fun and non-intimidating in this all women’s sailing course series. The first course, 1A, focuses on boating safety, basic cat rigging, points of sail and basic skills development. Level 1B is a great place to practice your basic sailing and learn the rules of the road. Level 2A emphasizes fine tuning and ocean sailing. The final course of the series, level 2B, introduces basic racing and advanced intermediate skills. All classes are taught in our 14’ Capris. This all women environment is encouraging and provides support as you embark on this great new adventure. Each level is a separate course. Join us from the beginning or, if you’ve had previous sailing experience, enroll in the course that suits your skills.
    $10 supply fee due 1st day.
    Fee: $235 Ages: 18 Years +

  • Intro to Sailing Clinic (15 yrs + registration)
  • Experience sailing in one day! In this 2.5 hour clinic you’ll learn basic boating safety, terminology & introductory skills in our 14’ boats…. then you’ll get on the water and go sailing! No long term commitment - just a great way to spend your morning trying something new. Students must be “water safe”. Pre-registration required.

  • Saddleback MST 212 Sail Club
  • 6 sessions of sail club for Saddleback MST 212 Grads

  • Westwind Sailing Club
  • Keep Sailing! Here is an opportunity for you to get outside in the ocean breeze and sail – without owning a boat. Club members have the freedom to choose where and with whom they sail while Westwind Instructors monitor for safety. Members must have obtained a “successful completion” card from Adult Sailing 2 or equivalent skills to join (skills to be determined by Westwind Instructor). Club days / times:  Saturdays and Sundays, 10 a.m - 1 p.m. Please contact Westwind Sailing for more details, pre requisites, guest information, holiday schedule & “no club” dates at (949) 492-3035.

  • Jr / Teen Sailing Club
  • Want to keep sailing? This is a program for juniors and teens who want to stay active in sailing and involved with other young people who sail – and you don’t need to own a boat. When you register, you will receive an Activity Sheet highlighting upcoming sailing events that you can participate in. Sample activities include fun sails and regattas, holiday activities and pizza parties. Members must have obtained a “successful completion” card from JS II, JSDC II or Teen II or equivalent skills to join (skills to be determined by Westwind Instructor). Club events are held on Saturdays. Please contact Westwind Sailing for more details, pre requisites, guest information, holiday schedule

  • Adaptive Boating
  • We’ve developed this program to provide sail therapy and to teach safe boating and sailing to individuals with special needs. Learning to command a vessel is very empowering for people with developmental or physical challenges. We employ adapted kinesiology specialists and certified sailing instructors to ensure that challenged students find ways to succeed and overcome the obstacles involved in learning to sail safely. In our clinics we cover: basic boating and water safety, terminology and skills development on our Capri 14’ sailboats. Our high instructor / student ratio maximizes safety while facilitating hands on experiential learning. Accessible Sailing, which is a section within our adapted program, is dedicated solely to train our sailors with physical limitations. Our certified sailing instructors teach progressive, hands on sailing and build on skills learned in previous clinics. All our students must be ‘water safe’: generally comfortable in a swimming pool or open water. Our equipment has some adaptability limitations. Please contact us for specifics on our ‘water safe’ requirements and equipment limitations. (949) 492-3035 Diane@westwindsailing.com www.westwindsailing.com Aides are welcome to attend. Please be aware that aides may or may not be sailing - depending on conditions, need, space, and other circumstances. No charge for aides. Pre – Registration required

  • Adult Sail: Private / Semi Private
  • Private and semi private lessons are available for individuals who just need to refresh their sailing skills or whose personal schedule does not coincide with our regular scheduled courses. Five hours of private lessons or six hours of semi private lessons equal a condensed version of Sailing I, while 10 hours of private / 12 hours semi private complete the Sailing II level. Lessons are scheduled by appointment only and are subject to instructor availability. Phone Westwind Sailing for an appointment at (949) 492-3035.

  • Junior Sail: Private / Semi Private Sailing
  • Private / Semi-Private SailingPrivate and semi private lessons are available for individuals who just need to refresh their sailing skills or whose personal schedule does not coincide with our regular scheduled courses. Five hours of private lessons or six hours of semi private lessons equal a condensed version of Sailing I, while 10 hours of private / 12 hours semi private complete the Sailing II level. Lessons are scheduled by appointment only and are subject to instructor availability. Phone Westwind Sailing for an appointment at (949) 492-3035.
    FEE: Youth Private: $75 / per hr (6- 17 yrs, 1 student) Youth Semi-Private: $55 per person, per hour (6-17 yrs, 2-4 students) AGES: 6 – 17 yrs. 

  • Stand Up Paddle: Private/Semi Private Lessons
  • Join the craze and learn first hand why it's the fastest growing water sport toady. Sign up for private or semi private lessons to suit your schedule. Learn basic paddling skills, safety and stroke development. Stand-up paddling provides an amazing core fitness and aerobic workout...and it's fun! Lessons are scheduled by appointment only and are subject to instructor availability. Call to schedule (949) 492-3035.
    FEE: Private $65.00/ hour
    Semi-private $45.00 per hour (2-4 people)

    AGES: Ages: 11 yrs & up


  • Sailing Ride
  • Enjoy ocean breezes, sunshine and the thrill of riding the wind. Gather your family and call your friends for the most exciting way to spend your afternoon: on the water… SAILING! We sail 14’ Capris and generally can accommodate up to 3 passengers. Active participation is encouraged, but not required. Rides are subject to instructor availability; phone Westwind Sailing for an appointment: (949) 492-3035. 

  • Specialty Programs
  • Looking for a new and exciting activity for your scout troop, birthday party, company picnic or other special interest group? We can arrange sailing , rides or lessons to suit your time, age bracket and budget. Call Westwind Sailing for more information or to set up a request. (949) 492-3035

    FEE: Varies
    AGES: 5 - adult


  • Paddle Club Registration
  • Join Westwind Paddle Club and continue to Paddle on your terms and at incredible savings. Just $69 a month gets you "Unlimited", 1 hour SUP credits – During open hours!  Credits can be used any day and time we offer Open SUP. Our Westwind instructors will provide dockside support and supervision for club members. Pre-requisite: previous Open SUP, private SUP class or equivalent experience. Contact Westwind for details, pre-requisites and Open SUP schedule at (949) 492-3035.

    FEE: $69 per month on Autopay (Min. 3 Month Contract ) or $690.00 one time annual fee
    AGES: 18 yrs and up. "Memberships Cannot be Shared"