Westwind Instructor



Westwind Instructor instructs the following:
  • 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.

  • 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.


  • 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

  • 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. 

  • 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


  • 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


  • Westwind Sail Club
  • Keep Sailing thru Summer! 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 T-Adult II, Adult Sailing II or equivalent skills to join (skills to be determined by Westwind Instructor). Club activities are held on Sundays. Club members may also sail 'by appointment'. Please contact Westwind Sailing for more details, pre requisites, guest information, holiday schedule & “no club” dates at (949) 492-3035.

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

  • Jr / Teen Sail 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 2, JSDC 2 or Teen 2 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 & “no club” dates at (949) 492-3035
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  • Mini Mates Day Camp
  • Mini Mates Day Camp is a great first adventure in boating! Learn rowing, boating safety, knot tying and beginning sailing with the Westwind Sailing Instructors. Meet the Dana Point Harbor Patrol, play boating games, explore the tide pools, be creative with crafts, take a sailing trip and receive a camp T-shirt. Whew! Bring a lunch (no glass containers), towel, sunscreen and a swimsuit daily. Pre-registration is required. Campers must be “water safe”.


  • Wayfarer Day Camp 1
  • Welcome to the world of sailing! Wayfarer campers learn the importance of ocean safety and safe boating while having fun and learning to sail in 8’ boats. Rigging and sailing, rowing, Harbor Patrol safety demonstration, sailing games, knot tying, crafts, Tall Ship sailing aboard the ‘Spirit of Dana Point’(selected weeks), and a Stuft Pizza party are just some of the activities for our campers. Voyage with us for an exciting adventure in sailing! Pre-registration required. Bring a lunch (no glass containers), towel, sunscreen and a swimsuit daily. Receive a camp T-shirt, too. Campers must be “water safe”.
     
    Supply fee $35
    June 19-23, July 17-21 and July 31-4 are Charter Weeks $60

  • Land Sailors: Supervision (6-13 yrs)
  • Parents - do you have commitments that prevent you from dropping off or picking up your Junior Sailor or other OC Sailing & Events Center camper on time? Land Sailors extended care provides supervision while keeping the juniors entertained with games, activities and beach play. Your child may participate in ANY or ALL of the Land Sailor Supervision times: 8 - 9 am, 2 - 6 pm. (Late fees apply if you pick up your child after 6 pm in the afternoon session.) There is a reduced program fee for additional family members registered in the same session.


  • Land Sailors: Supervision (6-13 yrs) second sibling
  • 2nd sibling. (Reduced program fee ONLY for additional family members registered in the same session) Your child may participate in ANY or ALL of the Land Sailor Supervision times: 8 - 9 am, 2 - 6 pm. (Late fees apply if you pick up your child after 6 pm in the afternoon session.)


  • Voyager Day Camp 1
  • Voyager Camp 1 is THE place to introduce your kids to sailing. We emphasize safety and fun while learning to rig and sail Capri 14’s, rigged boats. Your kids will learn boating safety, sailing skills, terminology and knot tying through innovative water and land games. Other activities may include: a Harbor Patrol safety demonstration, a sailing trip aboard the ‘Spirit of Dana Point’, crafts, and our awesome Stuft Pizza party. Take home a camp T-shirt, too! Bring a lunch (no glass containers), towel, sunscreen and a swimsuit daily. Pre-registration required. Campers must be “water safe”.

    Supply fee $35
    June 19-23, July 17-21 and July 31-4 are Charter Weeks $60

  • 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"

  • Seaside Adventure 1 Day Day Camp
  • Each day holds a new adventure as we explore different Seaside Adventure activities. Activities may include: Sailing, kayaking, paddleboarding, swimming and rowing.  Plus additional beach and boating activities. No two days are the same in Seaside Adventure. Bring a lunch (no glass containers) swim suit, change of clothes / shoes and sunscreen daily. Must be “water safe” and pre-register for individual days

  • SUP Camp
  • Try out the newest trend – Stand Up Paddling. We have the latest equipment – light epoxy boards that are stable and fast and fiberglass/carbon composite paddles. It’s easy to learn and a fun way to get out on the ocean and meet new friends. Students must be ‘water safe’& pre register. Bring water or sports drink in a plastic container, towel, sunscreen and a change of clothes. Wear water sports attire that you can move in and that you are comfortable wearing in the ocean during this time of the year.

  • Stand Up Paddle: Group Lessons
  • Sign up for a Stand-Up Paddle group lesson and learn first hand why it’s the fastest growing water sport today. Learn equipment selection, basic paddling skills, safety and stroke development. Stand-up paddling provides an amazing core fitness and aerobic workout ….and it’s fun! Pre-registration required. All paddlers will wear life jackets and leashes that we supply.

    FEE: $50.00 

    AGES: Ages: 12 yrs & up


  • 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.
     

  • Adult Sailing 2
  • This intermediate course is designed for adults who have previous sailing experience in dinghy sailboats. Students will improve basic knowledge, learn more skills and log more sailing time in our 14’ Capris. Students must have obtained a “successful completion” card from Adult Sailing 1 or equivalent, be “water safe” and pre-register. 

  • Intro to Sailing Clinic
  • 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.

  • Women's Sailing 2A, 2B
  • Learning to sail is safe, easy, fun and non-intimidating in this all women’s sailing course series. 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 +

  • Adaptive Sailing
  • 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 adaptive 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


  • 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.