Class Information & Rules
We are located at 4519 Admiralty Way, Suite C in Marina Del Rey a few minutes’ drive from most of the fleet.
Temporary parking is available in front of our offices for check-in. During check-in we will complete your paper work and collect any balance due.
ASA 101-103 – 9:00 A.M.
ASA 104 – 8:15 A.M
You will be directed to appropriate parking upon check-in.
Prior to 5-day Confidence Sailing Course (ASA 101 – ASA 103):
Please purchase and read the books Sailing Made Easy and Coastal Cruising Made Easy both by American Sailing Association (ASA). Please become familiar with the anatomy of a sailboat, the points of sail and types of rigging prior to your first class.
Prior to 3-day Bareboat Chartering Course (ASA 104):
Please purchase and read the book Bareboat Cruising Made Easy by American Sailing. Books may be purchased from Blue Pacific Yachting, ASA, West Marine, Amazon.com, and other resources.
ALL OTHER BLUE PACIFIC YACHTING CLASSES:
Please confirm with the Office Coordinator regarding course materials, provisioning and schedule.
Bedding & Linens:
These are not included in your ASA 104 class; however, they are available from Blue Pacific Yachting. Linen packages cost $75 per person and include a blanket, sheets, pillow, pillow case and towel.
Deck shoes with white soles and a warm jacket are essential year round. Casual comfortable sports clothing is recommended – layers are the way to go. Please pack all personal gear in a soft case or duffle bag, and remember that boats have very limited storage space.
No hard suitcases are permitted on the boats.
These items are highly recommended. They are not required for the classes, but will make your sailing experience more comfortable and/or interesting: flashlight(s), sailing gloves, sailing knife, portable GPS, inflatable vest such as SOSPENDERS (available from West Marine), hat, sunglasses and sun block, portable VHF, and cell phone.
Lunch on Daysail Training and on the 5 day CONFIDENCE SAILING COURSE, ASA 101-103:
You will need to provide your own food and drink for these sailing adventures. Once you leave the dock in the morning you will not return until approximately 4:30 PM. We recommend you avoid bringing foods with the potential to be messy and suggest sandwiches, fruit, soft drinks or l water. You could bring something from home or purchase it in one of the many sandwich shops and restaurants in the area.
Provisions for the 3 day CONFIDENCE CRUISING COURSE, ASA 104.
As part of the course you and your classmates will provision the boat prior to departure. The cost of the provisioning is included, except for one dinner on shore. For private classes, the provisioning is not included.
Please understand that we will be expecting you on class day, and will have reserved a boat and an instructor for you.
- If you cancel 14 days prior to your class, you will receive credit for future instruction.
- Any credit granted must be used within six (6) months of the originally scheduled class.
- The first timely request to reschedule is free; all others will be billed at $50.00 each.
- Any cancellation requests with less than fourteen (14) days’ notice will forfeit their deposit.
- If weather does not permit the class to take place, it will be rescheduled.
- Absolutely no refunds, no exceptions.
- No smoking
- No pets are allowed on boats at any time.
- No Firearms or Drugs:
- The US Coast Guard and Blue Pacific Yachting have adopted a zero tolerance policy with regard to firearms or any illegal substance. Failure to comply could result in severe legal action.
We look forward to helping you achieve your goals. If you're just starting out or hoping to increase your experience level and skillset, we'll get you there. Blue Pacific Yachting has served the Marina del Rey community for more than 30 years. Sailing, powerboating, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.