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
AquaFest 2014

The Dana Point Aquatic Foundation and Westwind Sailing are hosting an Open House on Saturday, May 17th to showcase the public access boating and recreational programming offered at the OC Sailing & Events Center. Activities, food and fun for the whole family! Read More!

Dana Point Boat Show May 29 - June 1
Great fun for the whole family! Click Here for 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.
(949) 492-3035 or email us.
Westwind Spotlight: The Mullens
A Family that Sails Together

Kevin Mullen has been a sailor his whole life so when he and his wife Mimi had children they wanted to share the gift of sailing with them.

The Mullen family has been sailing with Westwind for over 5 years. As a kid Kevin learned to sail through the Mariner’s program in Dana Point. After getting his capitain’s license he ran the 82-foot schooner “Kelpie” for over 15 years. He’s also taught sailing lessons aboard the “Alaska Eagle” at Orange Coast College.

Mimi says, “our kids always wanted to learn to sail like their Dad. Once they started with Westwind the sailing bug hit hard and they have been on the water 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 $75 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 April 22, 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