In Dana Point, our Juniors and Teens sail year round – day camps and classes at spring and summer breaks, and classes after school and weekends during the rest of the year. Over 1500 kids attend our program annually - many of whom are returning customers. Our students remember Westwind as a quality, professional program where they've met new friends, had fun in a safe environment and for many, experienced sailing for the first time.

Sailing is the perfect medium to practice safety and respect in and around boats and the aquatic environment. This lifelong sport engages the mental thought process and develops motor skills while building self-confidence and encouraging teamwork.

Children may begin our group programs at age 6 - and the sky is the limit from there. Please refer to the schedule of classes to find a program to suit your child’s age range and skill level.

Our Junior / Teen Club is open to kids who have completed level 2 Junior or Teen sailing. It’s designed as a casual and inexpensive way to stay involved with sailing and kids who sail – without having to own your own boat. Our club activities include: fun sails, regattas, holiday activities, pizza parties, tall ship and keelboat sailing, and Mission Bay and Catalina trips. Please e mail or call our office for more information and a current schedule of club events. westwind@westwindsailing.com (949) 492-3035.

Westwind Junior / Teen Club members who are 12 and 13 years old are automatically eligible for the Sea Scout Ship 936, Jr. Mariner Program. As a Jr. Mariner, you can learn to race on Lasers and 420s, utilize Mariner equipment including Capris, Hunter 17, Lasers and small power boats, attend most Mariner sail days, and you have the potential to advance in rank upon joining the Mariners at age 14! Call Jim Wehan for more information: (949) 493-3952

Westwind Sailing has been operating in Dana Point, and in cooperation with the County of Orange, since 1987. We are proud to be part of this community and of the relationships we have formed here. Welcome aboard!