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.
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.