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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
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!
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!
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.
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 .
'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.
We have plenty of great sailing programs for you to enjoy in Dana Point including: Adult, Youth, Family Sailing, Intro Sailing and Adaptive Boting. And of course we have Private/Semi Private lessons, Specialty programs for your group event, Sail Rides and 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, SUP Club and Open Paddle Practice are all part of our Fall lineup!
Check out our schedule of classes at the OC Sailing & Events Center. 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.
Current Schedule of Ongoing Programs
Updated August 25, 2016
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.
• SUP: Daily, 10 am - 4 pm. Weather and conditions dependent.
• Kayak: Daily, 10 am - 4 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 (June - Sept) + $20 per activity
• Saturday: 10 am - 1 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 - 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)
Cost: SUP: $25 hr., $35 1.5 hr., $40 2 hr.
• By appointment only
weather and conditions dependent