Sailing School Newport Beach

Newport Beach, CA, USA
Sailing School Newport Beach is a proud partner of NauticEd. When you are ready to get on the water, we have the nicest and newest fleet of sailboats ranging from 20 to 50 fleet. Harbor 20, Beneteau 35.1, 38.1, 41.1, 45, Lagoon 400 & 450 catamarans - All less than 5 years old. We also have the friendliest and most knowledgable instructors who are USCG Captains. With 19 boats and 8 instructors we can accommodate your schedule for semi-private or private courses. Call us today at 949 209-9931.

Sailing School Credentials

Sailing School Location

Location: 201 E. Coast Hwy. Newport Beach, CA 92660 USA
Phone: 949 209-9931

Sailing School Instructors

Chris Jester

Level 0 Crew Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 949 209-9931
Chris has owned the Newport Beach Sailing School since 2005 in that time he has taught not only hundreds of students but many instructors and USCG Captains as well. His school has won the Outstanding Sailing School of the Year and his instructors have also won the Outstanding Sailing Instructor of the Year. He has a patient and friendly demeanor while teaching and always seems relaxed while on a boat.

Mike Kohl

Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Phone: (714) 475-4857
Enjoy learning to sail with Mike Kohl, recipient of multiple awards for sailing instruction and an author whose published works have appeared in Sailing Magazine, Blue Water Sailing Magazine, and Ocean Navigator. Mike's sailing schedule fills up fast, so please book in advance to guarantee your spot.

Richard La Pan II

Level V Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Catamaran Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 9499737451
Captain Rick is a US Coast Guard Captain and Sailing Instructor. Captain Rick is a Southern California Local, who has outstanding professional customer service. His goal is to make sure that the time you spend sailing will be fun, entertaining, educational, relaxing and overall a great experience. Rick has experience sailing in various countries all over the world. Rick’s passions include being a father of two kids, sailing, ocean wildlife, big wave surfing, free diving, great white cage diving and bringing new people out on the water to enjoy the magnificent Southern California waters.

Alan Barr

Level V Captain Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 5622300787
As a Certified Recreational Power Boat Association (RPBA) Instructor - in all areas, and a Certified Sailing Instructor, and USCG AUXOP - the Auxiliary's highest rating and with decades of on-the-water experience, be rest-assured that you will be receiving one of the finest boating educations available through very conscientious and proven unique learning-made-easy strategies on the water today.

Roger Philips

Level III Captain Rank Qualified Instructor/Assessor
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.

Thomas Collins

Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 7148787700
Tom is the Manager for Newport Beach Sailing Charters. He is also the Manager for the Newport Beach Sailing School, Base Manager for SailTime Orange County and a sailboat sales agent for South Coast Yachts. Tom has a Bachelor’s degree in Business Administration from Carroll College in Helena, MT. He grew up in Orange County and learned to sail as a young child. Tom has been actively sailing throughout his entire life. He is married and enjoys sailing with his family.

Katie Scott

Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Phone: +5626821011
I am a lifelong sailor and cruiser on my own Cal 30 in Southern California. While I am not teaching I work as a charter captain internationally. My professional background as a Captain started as a Harbor Patrol at Catalina Island, CA and then for the County of Ventura in Channel Islands Harbor. I am a licensed EMT and always follow the best safety practices to ensure the safety of all of my crew.

Scott McDonald

Level 0 Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 9092347404
An experienced sailing instructor with several thousand hours of instruction in small power boats, sailing dinghys, harbor sailors, cruising keelboats and catamarans of many makes configurations. Experienced in US and international waters performing instruction, charters and yacht deliveries.

Nick Pekcan

Level I Crew Rank Intern Instructor/Assessor
Phone: 949 426 5970
Serenity and peace that sailing gives you as you leave the land behind, is a great way to relax and appreciate the greatness of the beautiful waterworld. We will show you the ropes to pull that world closer to you.

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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