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 Sailing Rides and SUP Clinics at Whale Festival
The Dana Point Whale Festival celebrates the annual migration of the pacific gray whale. Festivities include a parade, street fair, woody car show, art festival, mongoose cup, and pancake breakfast. Click here for a complete schedule of Whale Festival activities.

Westwind Sailing will host 30 minute promotional sailing rides for $15 per boat at the OC Sailing and Events Center each day of the festival: March 1, 2 & 8, 9. Come down, visit our booth, get some free swag and go boating!

To honor our dear friend, colleague, and star sailor, Jeff Adam, who left this earth too soon, the Dana Point Youth Charitable Foundation will host the annual Jeffrey Adam Memorial Regatta. The regatta will take place in Dana Point Harbor on Sunday, March 9, during the Festival of Whales. Registration begins at 8 am. Follow the link for more information and registration details.
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.
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Westwind News: March, 2014
The 'Donnas'

Donna and Terry were getting bored with their usual gym workout. They wanted to mix it up and find something that would keep them active and engaged. On a whim they tried a SUP Fitness class at Westwind Sailing. Neither had paddled before or was active in water sports but after the first class they were hooked and became year-round regulars.

On a random Saturday morning SUP workout, Donna and Terry met two new Westwind SUP fitness students, Lisa and Gretchen. Our instructor Steve said, “The girls hit it off instantly. They paddle hard and laughed even harder. I knew they were going to become great friends!” Around that same time, Linda met up with the girls at Baby Beach and the five women have been inseparable ever since. Read Full Story!
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.
Spring & Summer Programs
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The weather is warming and the days are getting longer. Time to get on the water to Sail and SUP! We have a variety of group lessons or, make an appointment for private lessons that fit in your schedule. And don't forget: spring break is just around the corner!

Check out our schedule of classes at the OC Sailing & Events Center 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.

All Summer multi-day programs are currently 20% OFF! Book your summer programs now. Sale ends April 30!

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 7, 2014

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.
• Daily: 10 am - 3 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: 6:30 - 7:45 am.
• Sat: 8 - 9:15 am.

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