How do I register for a sailing class? Registering for a sailing class is simple. Just call the City of Redondo Beach at 310-318-0610 ext. 3399. Our sailing coordinator will assist in selecting the class that is right for you, and assign an instructor that can accommodate your schedule. Typically our classes consist of 2-3 students with an instructor. We also have private lessons. After these arrangements have been made, you can either mail or bring payment for your class into the Community Services Department located at 1922 Artesia Blvd., Redondo Beach, CA 90278. Checks should be made out to: The City of Redondo Beach. We do not accept cash.
I'd like to take a sailing class with another person for a reduced fee, but I don't have a partner. Can the Sailing Program help find me a partner? Yes, we encourage people to take group lessons, and frequently have a list of people waiting to take a class with someone else. We can see if anyone waiting to take a lesson has similar availability to you and then set you up for lessons together.
Mission Statement: To enrich and improve the quality of life in Redondo Beach, by making sailing accessible to the public and providing quality instruction based on American Sailing Association curriculum.
REDONDO BEACH SAILING PROGRAM - CLASS OFFERINGS Youth Camps Each summer the Sailing Academy offers several weeks of sailing camp for youth ages 10-17 years old. It is a great opportunity for children to learn ocean and water safety and sailing basics and techniques. It's a chance for children to develop a lifelong passion and make new friends. The camp dates and times are typically announced in April and camps start in late June and run through mid August. There are limited scholarships available to children with a demonstrated need.
Adult Classes ASA STD # 110, Part 1
Fee: $350 Private/$225 per person Class of 2 or 3
BASIC SAILING (Harbor Only)
4 Weeks/12 Hours
A great introduction to the basics of sailing and boating safety. Instruction will cover nautical terminology, rigging and unrigging the boat, leaving and returning to the dock and more. A manual Text book and the official International ASA Log Book are included with the class. Upon completion of this course a sailing certificate and a "crew" rating are obtained.
ASA STD # 110, Part 2
Fee: $350 Private/ $225 per person Class of 2 or 3
INTERMEDIATE SAILING (Harbor & Ocean)
4 Weeks/12 Hours
Prerequisite: Pass Part 1 or Proficiency examination.
This more advanced course will introduce you to coastal navigation and ocean sailing. Specific units include reefing, aerodynamic principles, weather information, rough weather sailing, single handling, and mooring. A sailing manual is included with the class. Upon completion of this course, the ASA SD # 110 seal and a "skipper" rating are obtained, allowing participants to rent the Lido 14 sailboats through the Redondo Beach Sailing Club.
LARGE KEEL BOAT SAILING ASA STD #101
Fee: $450 Private/$300 per person Class of 2 or 3
BASIC KEEL BOAT SAILING
5 weeks/15 hours This course will teach you to day sail a boat of approximately 20-26 feet in moderate wind. Some of the topics covered will be The Basic Boat, hardware and nautical terms, Skipper and Crew Responsibilities, U.S.C.G Requirements. Rigging, knots, converting wind power to sail power, sail trim, starting the Cal 25 outboard, getting underway, Rules of the Road, tacking, jibing, points of sail, man overboard and docking. A textbook, the official International ASA Log Book and additional sailing materials will be included with the class. Upon completion of this course, ASA rating and seal are obtained.
ASA STD #103
Fee: $450 Private/ $300 per person Class of 2 or 3
BASIC COASTAL CRUISING
5 Weeks/15 hours Prerequisite: ASA STD #101 or ASA Challenge
By now you are no longer a landlubber. You think you would love to sail a boat to Catalina Island or elsewhere without supervision. The object of this course is to prepare you for just such an adventure. While continuing to sharpen skills already learned, you will be taught advanced techniques such as picking up a mooring, radio procedure, reefing, navigation, etc. At the completion of this course your instructor will make the determination if you are "skipper" rated (able to rent and use our boats) or "crew" rated (maybe just need a little more experience before retesting as skipper.)
ASA STD #105
Fee: $150, 6 weeks / 12 hours
Designed for the armchair sailor as well as a TUNE-UP for the active, on-the water, advanced sailor. Included will be the use of charts and charts tools. Student fee includes: The ASA Log Book, Coastal Navigation hand outs and NOAA test chart, Registered CON written exam, ASA certification and the internationally recognized seal of successful completion.
Fee: $150 Those with previous sailing experience may challenge any of our classes. A challenge consists of a written test and an "on the water" test. Completion allows you to advance to the next level.
THE REDONDO BEACH SAILING CLUB, INC. After successful completion of our classes, you may join our Sailing Club. Membership entitles you to free sailing every Sunday and to City boat rental privileges. Membership dues are $125 per year. For more details, contact Niels Thompson, Club Secretary 310-670-3182.