WNC-10040564 WAHINE Sailing Courses

Sailing Courses

& Refreshers

We help members & students to develop

the necessary skills to SAIL safely

& with confidence

Wahine develops an independent and rich approach to learning. Based on the curriculum grounds established by the US SAILING ASSOCIATION, the leading national sailing certification organization. Our courses allow members to become an active participant of our CLUB to become eligible to book our yachts at any of our available sailing destinations safely an with confidence using modern approaches to transfer knowledge with a high degree of practical input and water time while you have fun on the water from day one.




 "LIFESTYLE SAILING" 1-day course

This 100% on the water practical LIFESTYLE SAILING course will be taught in mid-range wind conditions during a 4 hs.  period of FULL FUN onboard of brand new WAHINE LIFESTYLE yachts, the world's benchmark in compact premium high performance cruising monohulls.  The LIFESTYLE has a fixed lead bulb keel,  spade balanced rudder, inboard engine, and aside from delivering high performance in comfort and safety, still is docile and stable.

This glory day on the water will give you a serious taste of what it would look like your LIFESTYLE if you become part of the WAHINE LIFESTYLE CLUB.

 "BASIC CRUISING" 5-day course

Our Coastal Cruising Course will take you from novice sailor to one who’s both competent and confident. It’s designed exclusively for the Wahine LIFESTYLE, a luxury sailboat with an auxiliary diesel engine that we use for training and cruising. Our courses are designed to make clear many of the issues that confuse new sailors and helps you quickly build your skills so that by the end of the course you’re qualified to charter the Lifestyle CLUB yachts and similar vessels. 

 "BAREBOAT CRUISING" 3-day Liveaboard course

You by now know how to Sail, but this course will enable you to become the captain of your yacht. This is the ultimate ready-to-cruise course taught on 26′ cruising monohulls WAHINE LIFESTYLE. The Bareboat Cruising enables you to book and set sail by-your-own using Club yachts.

Learn to Sail & Coastal Cruising are required to book 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 wich course might be required. 

No matter the level of experience a NEW member may bring into the CLUB unless he/she can show proof of having credited BASIC CRUISING certification, there is a $75 fee for a “check-out” with a Wahine Sail Club sailing instructor to evaluate skills. if the WAHINE SAIL CLUB determines what sail training is required.

Class size


Our low student to teacher ratio (3 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 approach to filling or limited vacancies to teach takes serieuly int account COVID-19.


Just a few feet away from our docks the fun starts! 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 with a huge variety of nautical a exposure.


Knowing how to sail is one thing, but knowing how to teach sailing is another. Our instructors are among the unique bread of professionals the embrace teaching not for the monetary reward but for the prestige and excellence that confers to their lives aside from being extremally qualified and prepared We have instructors and trainers that not only teach to our Club members in the comfort of our private Club environment, they also teach al the largest and most demanding schools in the area.  


Your fast track to success




​No experience is necessary, After successfully completing our intensive 1-day course, you will have a good taste of what it's like to sail a LIFESTYLE yacht, while you plan to move forward into a more advance course. This course will provide you with a solid foundation, teaching you the essential skills you’ll need to command these premium yachts on your own. 


This 100% on the water practical course is designed to accommodate a wide range of experience levels. providing plenty of repetition and on-water sailing time to ensure results. This course provides 4 hours of coaching & instruction taught onboard of a NEW Wahine Lifestyle. Each hour of your course will consist of a dynamic 30 minutes on deck lecture, followed by 3.5 hours of hands-on sirius FUN sailing!

With a 100% emphasis on practical training and understanding learning, you will learn about preparation, basic nomenclature, wind orientation, sail theory, primary sailing maneuvers, sail trim, crew positions & responsibilities, basic mooring/docking techniques, local knowledge of our sailing grounds, and much more.





For graduates of the  LEARN TO SAIL course or for those that have some sailing experience and are willing to test into this course. Coastal Cruising is a 5-day course that starts with Learn To Sail refresher taught, then moves on to developing the skills for independent and short-range coastal cruising. 


By the end, you will be able to skipper a Wahine Lifestyle sloop-rigged 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 Learn To Sail course, this course is taught aboard a Wahine Lifestyle. The entire sailboat will be your floating classroom. We will start with a two-hour lecture taught in the cabin or deck of our cruising yachts, followed by at least 4 hours of practical boating/sailing. We limit the classes to 3/4 students and one instructor per boat. 


Member 50%OFF ($800-)



Bareboat Cruising is a 3 days live-aboard course intended for those club members with Coastal Cruising skills. We teach this course aboard 26' yachts fully-equipped for bareboat charters. Bareboat Cruising is mandatory for Club members desiring sail west of the Golden Gate Bridge and south up to Santa Cruz & Monterey. You'll learn all the skills you need for chartering these yachts on the San Francisco Bay as well as at any of WAHINE's sailing locations.

We limit the classes to 3 students and one instructor per boat. The curriculum consists of making a passage and return to Monterey. The course includes two overnight stays at an anchorage or marina.

Successful completion prepares you to Charter Club yachts with confidence and security inside and outside the Bay.


Member 50%OFF ($800-)