Sailing Lessons

& Certifications

We help members & students to develop

the necessary skills to SAIL safely

& with confidence

Our certified courses are based on the curriculum established by US SAILING, the leading national sailing certification organization. This certification is proof of your achievement and your passport to become a fully active member of the Club allowing you also to chartering boats locally or worldwide. 




ASA 101 – "Basic Keelboat" 3 days course

This sailing 101 course is taught on 26′ cruising monohulls WAHINE LIFESTYLE keel boats with inboard engines that are high performance, very safe, fast and won’t tip over. ASA Basic Keelboat Certification earned.

ASA 103 – "Basic Cruising" 1 day course

Taught on 26′ cruising monohulls WAHINE LIFESTYLE. ASA Basic Cruising Certification earned in this course. 

ASA 104 – "Bareboat Cruising" 3 days Live aboard course

The ultimate ready-to-cruise course taught on 26′ cruising monohulls WAHINE LIFESTYLE. The ASA Bareboat Cruising Certification enables you to apply for US Sailing’s International Proficiency Certification (IPC) which is required to book the Club's yachts.

All three ASA Certifications, ASA Basic Keelboat (101), ASA Basic Cruising (103), and ASA Bareboat Cruising (104) are required to book the Club yachts and are earned at your own pace. In the case that the member already has the experience, a sailing check-out will be performed to review his/her sailing skills and confidence and asses if ASA 101 or 103 might be required. 

However, no matter the level of experience a member may bring into the CLUB, unless he/she can show proof of having credited the ASA 104 BAREBOAT CRUISING certification, this certification becomes a requirement to become a fully active member of the Club and is offered to members at a discounted rate.  

Class size


Our low student to teacher ratio (4 to 1) ensures that you get just the right amount of hands-on experience. Basic Keelboat, Basic Cruising & Bareboat Cruising classes have a maximum of four students and one instructor per boat. While there will sometimes be less, there will never be more.



Our Club is located in the heart of Silicon Valey, in Redwood City, directly across the San Mateo Bridge, in the Blu Harbor Marina. Our location is unique as it allows you to be sailing in minutes in a world’s premier sailing destination


Knowing how to sail is one thing, but knowing how to teach sailing is another. Our instructors are among the best qualified and most prepared teachers in the industry. We have instructors and trainers that not only teach to our Club members in the comfort of our private Club, they also teach al the largest and most demanding schools in the country.  


Your fast track to success

Enroll before APRIL 30th and save $7,650. You will receive 

FREE Membership & Learn to Sail Package ASA 101 & 103 

60 Memberships available. First come first serve basis.

Redwood City destination.


ASA 101


​No experience is necessary, After successfully completing our intensive 3-day course, you will earn ASA (101) Basic Keelboat Certification.  This course will provide you with a solid foundation, teaching you the essential skills you’ll need to command a boat up to a 30ft on your own. 


This course is designed to accommodate a wide range of experience levels. providing  plenty of repetition and on-water sailing time to ensure great results.This course provides 24 hours of instruction over three consecutive days taught onboard of a Wahine Lifestyle. Each day consists of a dynamic two hour lecture during the morning , a quick lunch break, followed by at least 5 hours of hands-on sailing!

With an emphasis on practical training and experience learning, you will learn about preparation, nomenclature, wind orientation, sail theory, primary sailing maneuvers, sail trim, crew positions & responsibilities, basic mooring/docking techniques, anchoring, local knowledge of our sailing grounds, and much more.

Successful completion prepares you to:​

  • Qualify for ASA 103 Basic cruIsing






ASA 103


For graduates of the 101 course or for those that have sailing experience and are willing to test into this course. The 103 course starts with a 101 refresher taught, then move on to developing the skills for independent and short range cruising. 


You will be able to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered inboard engine keelboat by day in moderate winds (up to 20 knots) and sea conditions, terminology, systems, engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather interpretation, safety and seamanship.

Like our 101 course, this course is taught aboard of a Wahine Lifestyle. The entire sailboat will be your floating classroom. We will start with a two hour lecture taught in the cabin of our cruising boat, followed by a quick lunch break, and then at least five hours of practical boating/sailing.We limit the classes to four students and one instructor per boat. 

Successful completion prepares you to:

  • ASA 104 necessary to gain access to boat club.






ASA 104


Bareboat Cruising is a 3 days live-aboard course intended for those with a US Sailing Basic Cruising certification or equivalent skills. We teach this course aboard 26' yachts fully-equipped for bareboat charters. Bareboat Cruising is mandatory for Club members and is designed for sailors looking to develop skills on bareboat charters. You'll learn all the skills you need for chartering these yachts on the San Francisco Bay as well as in any of the popular chartering locations worldwide, from Tahiti to Turkey, Australia to the Caribbean.

We limit the classes to three students and one instructor per boat. The curriculum consists of 39 hours of instruction (45 hours in the week). The course also includes an overnight stay at an anchorage inside the Bay.

Successful completion prepares you to:

  • Charter boats in the 26'-40' range anywhere in the world with confidence.

  • US Sailing members will receive the US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification.

  • Endless sailing with CLUB yachts





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