Santana Sailing

Long Beach, CA, USA
Learn to sail and cruise with Santana Sailing, and get your International SLC™ to charter in the Mediterranean. All certification levels from Qualified Crew Member to Captain Rank, in Long Beach, Newport Beach, on the Sea of Cortez, Caribbean. We can also work with you on your boat with your crew. Specialties include: Anchoring bow and stern; Heavy weather 30 to 45 kts; Catalina and the Northern Channel Islands; Sea of Cortez; Grenada. If you love to learn, we'll have an excellent time. View Active Events and Opportunities

Sailing School Credentials

Rated 4.97/5 by 80 students

Sailing School Location

Location: 1024 bayside dr, no. 332 Newport Beach, CA 92660 USA
Phone: 9499398123
Website: www.santanasailing.com
Location: Rainbow Harbor Long Beach, CA 90802 USA
Phone: +1 949-939-8123
Website: www.santanasailing.com

Sailing School Instructors

Marc Hughston

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
Phone: +1 949-939-8123
I’m a professional sailing instructor, and I’m fortunate to have figured out that my purpose in life is to share the things I know and love with those who appreciate them. In the world of sailing, that means helping you to improve your competence and confidence whether you’re brand new to sailing, a seasoned sailing instructor, or somewhere in between. I had my first sailing lesson on the island of Moorea at age 14, and I now have just under 2,000 days on the water. I’m enjoying my 22nd year as a sailing and cruising instructor, and have benefitted from amazing mentors. And, while I have taught for ASA and US Sailing schools, I am most proud to be a NauticEd instructor trainer. Giving you a shortcut to the most effective skills and seamanship practices while we visit the most sought-after sailing destinations is what we love to do. Come and learn the ropes, and become a better sailor. We’re going to have a great time!

alon badt

Level V Skipper Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Email: alon.badt@gmail.com
Phone: +52 1 612 142 0
Hello, My name is Alon, 48 years old Israeli who lives in beautiful La Paz, Mexico. I am fluent in Hebrew, English and 80% Spanish. I've been sailing professionally for the past 19 years, with 3 years experience as the head instructor of a sailing school in Israel for captain's licence. I have 75.000 Off shore nautical miles that I collected with 5 ocean crossings, many years of Mediterranean sailing, 2 years in the Caribbean/Bahamas, South Pacific, North Atlantic, South Atlantic and the west coast between San Francisco and Panama. Since started in the industry of sailboats, I experienced private skippering, teaching, delivering, cruising and chartering and am still a very active sailor. I am also a certified Marine Surveyor and enjoy this path I chosen very much. The past 4 years I "dropped an anchor" in La Paz, Baja Mexico and chose it as a base for my activities. 13 years before that, I sailed so much that I never stayed in 1 place more than 6 months.

Roger Philips

Level III Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
Email: enrapt@gmail.com
Phone: 6023007079
Twice named Outstanding Instructor of the Year, Capt. Roger has taught sailing professionally for over 15 years. He is certified to teach through advanced coastal cruising and cruising catamarans. Consistently earning top reviews from students, he is known for his calm and understanding approach to sailing instruction. When not sailing, he teaches business courses at a local university.

Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEd, then use our skilled in-house sailing instructors to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency.

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Sailing Events and Opportunities

  • Docking & Maneuvering Under Power Clinic

    2020, Tue Apr 07 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $159 per person
    Want to feel confident when docking at slips, side-ties, and pump-out stations? Maneuvering in reverse, backing in to a slip or side tie, or springing off a lee wall? How about using prop-walk and prop-wash for pivot turns and fine control, picking up a mooring in a cross-wind, backing in to a quay, and recovering when things go wrong? This is the skill that so many sailors say they need more work on. You’ll get the training here and the Maneuvering Under Power endorsement on your NauticEd resume. 10 AM to 4 PM in Long Beach, Rainbow Harbor. $159 per person, includes Maneuvering Under Power online course from NauticEd. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Crew Overboard Rescue Clinic

    2020, Wed Apr 08 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $129 per person
    This is the one you need to be ready for, any time you're on the water. Gain proficiency in proven techniques from every point of sail, plus when and how to use the engine, and actually getting the crew member back on board. Adds the NauticEd MOB Endorsement to your resume. $129 per person. Link to more information about this Event.
  • SLC Assessment

    2020, Thu Apr 09 9:00am
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event,
    SLC/ICC Training and Licensing Assessments
    Start Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $499 per person
    This is the Practical Assessment for the SLC. Over the course of our sailing day, we take you through all the items on the SLC rubrics including Med-Mooring and Crew Overboard Rescue, and ask questions as you demonstrate your skills. This is a demanding but rewarding day. Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • Sea of Cortez Slow Cruise

    2020, Sat Apr 11 5:00pm - Sat Apr 18
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training,
    Catamaran Endorsement,
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    By the Cabin
    Start Location
    Mexico, La Paz, Baja California Sur
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $3795 Sngl Occpcy Private Cabin; $2495 per person Dbl Occpcy
    Whether you are new to sailing or an experienced hand, come and join us for a guided Sailing Adventure and enjoy one of the most stunning cruising grounds in North America – the amazing Sea of Cortez. Aspiring sailors will learn new skills and get a taste of cruising under sail, while old salts will likely learn a few things, and get an intro to the very best of The Sea. Sailing Skill Endorsements available include Catamaran, Anchoring, and possibly Heavy Weather, depending on conditions. Be ready as an active participant in running the boat, tidying up, and operating safely. Price is by the cabin, for up to two sailors each cabin. Boat is fully crewed, and includes provisions and fuel, kayaks and dinghy. Does not include airfare, hotels or meals before or after the cruise, or alcohol. Follow the link below for more details. Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • Spinnaker Skills Clinic

    2020, Wed Apr 22 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $129 per person
    Designed for reaching and downwind sailing, the fast and impressive asymmetric spinnaker is actually pretty straightforward once you know how to rig and fly it. That's what we teach and practice here. You’ll learn how to rig, set, trim, jibe, and douse the asymmetric spinnaker, and how to make the boat go fast. Bring your own lunch, water, and gloves. Earn your NauticEd Spinnaker Endorsement. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Anchoring Skills Clinic

    2020, Thu Apr 23 8:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $169 per person
    Anchoring is an essential skill for the competent sailor. Enjoy the freedom of the experienced cruiser, and be ready for the day no moorings are available. We focus on the principles and practices of effective anchoring using both a single anchor off the bow, and with two anchors set bow and stern. t’s a long day with a real workout handling the anchors. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Northern Channel Islands - SLC Training and Assessment

    2020, Mon Apr 27 8:00am - Fri May 01
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event,
    Specialized Endorsement Training,
    SLC/ICC Training and Licensing Assessments,
    Sailing Training Adventure,
    Mile/Resume Building Adventure
    By the Cabin
    Start Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $1,916 per cabin, sleeps 2
    This 5-day Sailing Adventure includes training and assessment for Bareboat Charter Master Certification and optional SLC, with USCG licensed instructor and guidebook author, Marc Hughston. 1 cabin remains available for up to two sailors. BBCM/SLC is not required - you could choose to simply live the experience and participate fully without seeking certification. Overview: we depart Long Beach, CA for an overnight passage to Santa Cruz Island, with additional landfalls at Santa Barbara Island, and Catalina - subject to conditions. Nights are on passage (1) or at anchor (3). We may have pre-dawn departures while out at sea. Includes training and assessment. Does not include shared provisioning expense, fuel, or mooring fees (if any), or NauticEd BBCM course bundle or SLC fees. For those seeking BBCM/SLC certification, advance coursework and preparation is required, with coaching from the instructor. Prerequisites apply, trip application is requested. See event URL for all details. It's been said that if you can cruise CA's Northern Channel Islands, you can cruise anywhere. Join us for the experience! Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • Docking & Maneuvering Under Power Clinic

    2020, Sun May 03 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $159 per person
    Want to feel confident when docking at slips, side-ties, and pump-out stations? Maneuvering in reverse, backing in to a slip or side tie, or springing off a lee wall? How about using prop-walk and prop-wash for pivot turns and fine control, picking up a mooring in a cross-wind, backing in to a quay, and recovering when things go wrong? This is the skill that so many sailors say they need more work on. You’ll get the training here and the Maneuvering Under Power endorsement on your NauticEd resume. 10 AM to 4 PM in Long Beach, Rainbow Harbor. $159 per person, includes Maneuvering Under Power online course from NauticEd. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Anchoring Skills Clinic

    2020, Fri May 15 8:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $169 per person
    Anchoring is an essential skill for the competent sailor. Enjoy the freedom of the experienced cruiser, and be ready for the day no moorings are available. We focus on the principles and practices of effective anchoring using both a single anchor off the bow, and with two anchors set bow and stern. t’s a long day with a real workout handling the anchors. Earn your NauticEd Anchoring Endorsement. Link to more information about this Event.
  • SLC Prep and Assessment

    2020, Thu May 21 9:00am - Fri May 22
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event,
    SLC/ICC Training and Licensing Assessments
    Start Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $949 per person
    Join us for two days back-to-back with preparatory training and the SLC assessment. Training focuses on areas the SLC candidates usually need brushing up on - Med-Mooring, Crew Overboard Rescue, Advanced Docking and Maneuvers Under Power, sailing up to a mooring, and areas you identify in a self -assessment. This training does not guarantee a pass, but participants rate it as extremely valuable. Discount applies only on back-to-back training and assessment. Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • SLC Prep and Assessment

    2020, Thu May 28 9:00am - Fri May 29
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event,
    SLC/ICC Training and Licensing Assessments
    Start Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $949 per person
    Join us for two days back-to-back with preparatory training and the SLC assessment. Training focuses on areas the SLC candidates usually need brushing up on - Med-Mooring, Crew Overboard Rescue, Advanced Docking and Maneuvers Under Power, sailing up to a mooring, and areas you identify in a self -assessment. This training does not guarantee a pass, but participants rate it as extremely valuable. Discount applies only on back-to-back training and assessment. Link to more information about this Opportunity.
  • Crew Overboard Rescue Clinic

    2020, Sat May 30 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $129 per person
    This is the one you need to be ready for, any time you're on the water. Gain proficiency in proven techniques from every point of sail, plus when and how to use the engine, and actually getting the crew member back on board. Adds the NauticEd MOB Endorsement to your resume. $129 per person. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Spinnaker Skills Clinic

    2020, Sun May 31 10:00am
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $129 per person
    Designed for reaching and downwind sailing, the fast and impressive asymmetric spinnaker is actually pretty straightforward once you know how to rig and fly it. That's what we teach and practice here. You’ll learn how to rig, set, trim, jibe, and douse the asymmetric spinnaker, and how to make the boat go fast. Bring your own lunch, water, and gloves. Earn your NauticEd Spinnaker Endorsement. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Docking & Maneuvering Under Power Clinic

    2020, Sat Jun 06 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $159 per person
    Want to feel confident when docking at slips, side-ties, and pump-out stations? Maneuvering in reverse, backing in to a slip or side tie, or springing off a lee wall? How about using prop-walk and prop-wash for pivot turns and fine control, picking up a mooring in a cross-wind, backing in to a quay, and recovering when things go wrong? This is the skill that so many sailors say they need more work on. You’ll get the training here and the Maneuvering Under Power endorsement on your NauticEd resume. 10 AM to 4 PM in Long Beach, Rainbow Harbor. $159 per person, includes Maneuvering Under Power online course from NauticEd. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Crew Overboard Rescue Clinic

    2020, Sun Jun 07 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $129 per person
    This is the one you need to be ready for, any time you're on the water. Gain proficiency in proven techniques from every point of sail, plus when and how to use the engine, and actually getting the crew member back on board. Adds the NauticEd MOB Endorsement to your resume. $129 per person. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Anchoring Skills Clinic

    2020, Fri Jun 19 8:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $169 per person
    Anchoring is an essential skill for the competent sailor. Enjoy the freedom of the experienced cruiser, and be ready for the day no moorings are available. We focus on the principles and practices of effective anchoring using both a single anchor off the bow, and with two anchors set bow and stern. t’s a long day with a real workout handling the anchors. Earn your NauticEd Anchoring Endorsement. Link to more information about this Event.
  • Spinnaker Skills Clinic

    2020, Sun Jun 21 10:00am
    Category Type
    Specialized Endorsement Training
    Event Location
    USA, Long Beach, CA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    $129 per person
    Designed for reaching and downwind sailing, the fast and impressive asymmetric spinnaker is actually pretty straightforward once you know how to rig and fly it. That's what we teach and practice here. You’ll learn how to rig, set, trim, jibe, and douse the asymmetric spinnaker, and how to make the boat go fast. Bring your own lunch, water, and gloves. Earn your NauticEd Spinnaker Endorsement. Link to more information about this Event.
  • San Juan Islands Catamaran Cruise

    2020, Fri Sep 11 6:00pm - Fri Sep 18
    Category Type
    Skippered/Crewed Charter Vacation
    By the Cabin
    Start Location
    USA, Bellingham, WA
    Contacts
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: 949-939-8123,
    email: Marc@SantanaSailing.com
    Price
    Stateroom $3,990, single or double occpcy. Provisions $175 per
    Stateroom Cruise. This skippered charter vacation sets sail from San Juan Sailing in Bellingham, WA for a week in the amazing San Juan Islands. The Fountain Pajot Lipari 41 “Thin Air” is our vessel, with 4 cabins, 2 kayaks, and dinghy. The Captain and 1st Mate will guide you through the islands with a flexible itinerary, excellent food, and shore excursions. Take one of the staterooms, and be as active as you want and learn sailing, navigation, and catamaran operations, or just relax and take it all in. This is a great vacation for sailors, both aspiring and experienced. Join us! Stateroom $3,990, single or double occpcy. Provisions $175 per person, excluding alcohol & meals ashore Link to more information about this Opportunity.