Best Sailing School in Marina del Rey

Best Sailing School in Marina del Rey

For over 30 years, Blue Pacific Yachting Sailing School has served the Marina del Rey community. We are ASA-certified sailing courses (recognized worldwide, 25ft – 56ft luxury yachts, Multi-day classes and charters to Catalina Island, and Single-day classes and charters to Malibu, Palos Verdes, Santa Monica Bay!

Top-rated Sailing School

The American Yachting Association has awarded Blue Pacific Yachting the number one spot in the “Top Rated Sailing School” in California. Thousands of yachtsmen and women in the country take their sailing lessons from this school each year.

We offer a variety of classes and programs for both adults and children. We also offer private yacht charter services for our customers who want to enjoy the perfect day on the water with family, friends, or business associates. Our staff is professional, friendly, and knowledgeable about all things boating.

We provide ASA and US Sailing sailing instruction.

Blue Pacific Yachting provides ASA, American Sailing Association, and US Sailing sailing instruction. Our primary goal is to provide you with the highest level of service and professionalism possible.

We are here to help you have a great time on your vacation. We offer private lessons, group lessons, and corporate events for all levels of sailing experience. Whether you are a beginner or an advanced sailor, our instructors will work with you to ensure that you learn quickly and have fun while doing so.

Our instructors are experienced sailing professionals who are certified by the American Sailing Association (ASA) as well as the United States Sailing Association (USSA). They have sailed on some of the world’s largest boats, including America’s Cup yachts, mega-yachts, ocean racing boats, and sloops. Their skills and knowledge make them ideal teachers for both recreational sailors and those looking to pursue a career in professional sailing.

Our instructors also provide instruction in other areas related to boating and water sports, including:

  •  Basic seamanship skills, such as docking, anchoring, and boat handling,  
  • Practical applications of marine electronics, such as chart plotters, GPS units, and radar systems, 
  • Basic maintenance and repair techniques.

 It has a good reputation.

Blue Pacific Yachting has won the hearts of many people and earned a solid reputation as the most reputable sailing school in the area. Based out of Newport, Oregon, we have become a leader in the yachting industry due to our approach to providing quality service.

Our goal is to introduce everyone to the fun sport of sailing. We offer introductory and comprehensive courses for all skill levels, as well as private lessons, and group classes. 

We offer the best sailing courses in the industry.

  • Private Instruction: If you want to learn on your own schedule, this is the course for you! Private lessons are great for those who already know how to sail and want to improve their skills or learn new ones. An instructor will be there with you every step of the way!
  • Semi-private instruction: This class is perfect for groups of 2 or 3 students who wish to learn together but don’t want to share with strangers. Semi-private lessons are also available for larger groups of 4-6 students.
  • Group lessons: Group lessons are great if you want to make some friends while learning how to sail! Group lessons can be held on any day of the week that works best for you!

We specialize in teaching on catamarans and monohulls, and have a fleet of boats to choose from. Our instructors are highly qualified, with years of experience teaching hundreds of students.

Our courses are designed around you and your learning style.

Our courses are designed to teach you how to safely operate your boat in open water in a short period of time. We take pride in our instructors and our fleet of boats. Our instructors are professional mariners with years of experience on all types of boats.

We don’t believe in one-size-fits-all lessons.

Our sailing lessons are designed for both beginner and experienced sailors, whether you are looking for a fun family activity or an introduction to the sport. We can offer classes for all ages, from children as young as 10 years old up to adults. Our course curriculum ranges from basic skills like how to steer a boat and use all the equipment, through to advanced techniques such as maneuvering your boat in confined spaces or in challenging conditions.

If you want to sail better, we can help!

When you come sailing with Blue Pacific Yachting, you will be treated like family; we want you to have fun while learning how to sail!

Blue Pacific Yachting | Sailboat Charters | Powerboat Rentals | ASA Classes |

Blue Pacific Yachting

Proud to be LA’s premier boating destination in Marina Del Rey for over 30 years — Charter a Yacht, ASA Sailing / Powerboat School, Boating Club. Charter Sailboats, Rent a Powerboat, Learn to Sail, Learn Powerboating — or sail to Catalina with us.

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BPY does reciprocity with other sailing clubs! It’s like a buddy/sister club system where if you’re a member at another sailing club, you might get membership discounts at BPY too. Talk to Ruth in the office — she’s very nice and helpful if you have any questions.If you have a story to share about Blue Pacific Yachting, please click a review platform icon below to tell your story —  or if you have something newsworthy for our blog, please feel free to reach out to us here.

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Contact Us

We look forward to helping you achieve your nautical 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. With Sailing instruction, powerboating courses, trips to Catalina Island and the Channel Islands, yacht racing classes, spinnaker clinics, catamaran courses, docking clinics, instructor certification courses — we cover it all. Plus, we have a beautiful fleet of boats to bareboat charter. We are proud to be LA's premier boating destination.


(310) 305-7245