Learn to Sail and Cruise with Santana Sailing

Another great day on the water with friends...

Building your competence and confidence on the water is what we do.

Santana Sailing is a NauticEd Sailing School, combining state of the art sail training, the highest certification standards in the business, and a guarantee of practical competency.

Sound good?  Get your gloves and sunglasses and come on out with us for some Vitamin Sea! 

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  Sailing Courses / Certification Ranks

Get on the water experience, get certified and fulfill your sailing dreams.

New to sailing and not sure where to start? Check out our introductory classes below:

Step One:


Basic Sailing/Skipper Small Keelboat (SSKB)

Learn all the basics of sailing on a modern keelboat, right here in Long Beach.


Step Two:


Basic Cruising / Skipper Large Keelboat (SKPR)

Take your sailing to the next level with more advanced skills and in-depth training.

California training and certification venues include Los Angeles/Long Beach, Newport Beach, Catalina Island and the Northern Channel Islands.

Already have a boat but not confident about your sailing skills? We can also work with you on your boat with your crew.


Other sailing courses to help you build your skills on the water:

Qualified Crew- Learn the basics of sailing and feel prepared to help your Skipper on a bareboat charter.
Mediterranean Sailing License, the SLC- Become certified so you can bareboat charter in Europe and the Mediterranean.
Sailing Skill Endorsements- Get more focused and advanced training on specific skills.


What We Offer

  • State of the art online and practical sail training methodology


  • Sailing Certification Ranks recognized at Sunsail, The Moorings, and around the world

  • The International Sailing License SLC™ so you can charter in Europe & the Mediterranean

  • Sailing Skill Endorsements for skills such as Spinnaker, Anchoring, Catamaran, Maneuvering Under Power, Crew Overboard Rescue, and more

  • 2019 Sail Training Adventures - live aboard experiences on the stunning Sea of Cortez north of Cabo San Lucas, and in the Channel Islands in the Pacific Ocean off the southern California coast

  • Lifetime access to the NauticEd sail training curriculum


Off Dana Point in July

State of The Art Training

Santana Sailing is a NauticEd Sailing School.  Our practical training methodology, honed by two decades of on the water sailing and cruising instruction, is combined with state of the art online knowledge training which meets the American National Standards (ANSI) for sailing training and assessment.  Start checking it out with 2 Free NauticEd sailing courses right HERE.

Build Your Sailing Resume
Santana Sailing offers a free NauticEd online logbook, resume, and TrackLink app that will add to your online resume with a couple of taps on your iPhone.  The certifications and endorsements you receive are posted in your online resume, and the link can be sent to anyone who needs it. 

  Certification in the Northern Channel Islands

Certification in the Northern Channel Islands

Guaranteed Practical Competency

You're here for the knowledge, skills, and abilities you need to accomplish your sailing dream.  And so, until and unless you decide that sailing just isn’t for you, you can keep coming back for additional practical instruction, on the water, at no additional charge until we can absolutely, positively, check off on your practical abilities according to the ANSI sailing training and assessment standards.   More details HERE.

Magic on a Sea of Cortez adventure

Get Tuned Up and Go International

The certification ranks we offer, from Qualified Crew Member to Skipper, Bareboat Charter Master, Captain Rank, and the International SLC, are designed to help you get from where you are in the world of sailing to where you want to be.  Your certifications, combined with your experience and sailing resume, are the keys.

Getting Tuned Up

Have you come part way up the certification ladder with US Sailing or ASA? Already have your Bareboat Certification but feel rusty?  Want Catamaran experience and Certification? 

Finish your sailing education and skill development here with the most rigorous standards, and the Bareboat Charter Master Certification and Catamaran endorsement that is accepted around the world. Get a refresher for your upcoming charter, or get your Bareboat Charter Master Certification in LA/Long Beach, Newport Beach or on one of our 2019 Sail Training Adventures.

Getting Your International Sailing License (SLC)

Are you planning to charter a boat in Spain, Italy, Croatia or elsewhere in the Mediterranean?  You’ll need an Internationl SLC License before you travel.

Get your SLC conveniently by first passing the exams online, then prep for and take the practical evaluation on the water in Long Beach, Newport Beach or on your boat.  And when you book your charter with NauticEd, they can pre-clear your license with the Yacht Charter Company for you.