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
The Festival of Whales - Cardboard Classic ''Dinghy Dash''
Westwind Sailing is honored to host the Kickoff Event for the Dana Point Festival of the Whales, 2016 – the Cardboard Classic “Dinghy Dash”! This 1st annual event promises to be a fun-filled, family oriented day that includes a Cardboard Boat Building Contest and Race (the Dinghy Dash), Exhibitor Booths, BBQ, Event Emcee – Jim Taylor, Music and Awards! Serious fun for competitors and spectators alike!

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2016 Boating Scholarships Available!

As part of the mission of the California Division of Boating and Waterways, the Aquatic Center Grant Program was created to enhance boating knowledge through public access, on-the-water education. We are pleased to announce that through our partnership with the Dana Point Aquatic Foundation, Westwind has numerous scholarships available for many of our youth and teen programs this summer, 2016!

Please check out our Dana Point summer 2016 schedule for eligible scholarship programs.

To register via scholarship, please complete a scholarship registration/application or call us at: (949) 492-3035
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.
Sign the Petition to SAVE Harbor Park

There is significant community concern about the future existence of one of Dana Point Harbor's most well known and utilized landmarks, the Orange County Sailing and Events Center (OCSEC)

An RFP for management of the Center recently released. The terms for the new Lessee are extreme and require the bidder to have very deep pockets. This rules out any possibility of our Consortium of non-profit and low-profit organizations from submitting a successful bid.

The County expects the RPF process to wrap up next month. Our contracts expire and all programs are slated to end on March 31.

If the community serving programs at the Center are important to you, it is critical that you stand up and be counted. Thanks for your support!

Westwind Sailing is happy to announce our partnership with Inspire Charter Schools to form Inspire Sailing / Westwind!

Inspire Sailing / Westwind is a tuition free, public charter school hybrid. Our credentialed teacher / Westwind Instructor provides academic support to each student individually and ‘inhouse’ at our Sailing Center throughout the entire school year. Our Westwind Staff utilizes boating as an educational platform to challenge students and explore our ocean and environment. The combination is designed to inspire students and foster a lifelong love of learning.

Please Join Us at our Open House to learn more and see our program in action:
Friday, August 7, 9 – 11 am. or Thursday, August 13, 2 – 4 pm. OC Sailing & Events Center: 34451 Ensenada Pl. Dana Point Harbor. Read more
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 has Sprung! (and here comes summer!)
Click HERE to Register NOW for any of our Programs!

Check out our awesome spring and summer schedule! We've got Kids, Teens and Adults sailing and sup, Adaptive boating, don't forget - Spring Break and summer is just around the corner! Register by Feb. 28 to take advantage of 20% off our Spring programs! 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 New Year! Smooth Sailing!
Dana Point Schedule
Lake MV Schedule

Dana Point and Lake MV Summer Registration begins Saturday, March 5!

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 February 28, 2016

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