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 4.96/5 by 70 students

Sailing School Location

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

Sailing School Instructors

Marc Hughston

Level V Bareboat Charter Master Rank Chief Instructor/Assessor
American National Standards Instructor/Assessor
SLC Instructor/Assessor
Phone: +1 949-939-8123
I'm a Professional Sailing Instructor, and I'm pretty happy about that! So many people I know work at things they Don’t like, so they can get out and do what they Do like. Getting passion and profession together took me a long time, but I have the right mix now. I'm an educator first, and a sailor second. I’ve been fortunate to have great mentors, and to have built on that foundation and break new ground. I enjoy sharing the things I know and love with others, and if you want to improve your competence and confidence in the world of sailing and cruising, 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
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 I Skipper 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.

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

  • SLC & Bareboat Charter Master Cert Cruise

    2019, Sat Dec 28 5:00pm - Sat Jan 04
    Category Type
    Practical Training/Assessment Event
    Event Location
    Mexico, La Paz, Baja California Sur
    Marc Hughston,
    Ph: +1 949-939-8123,
    from $3000
    Happy New Year!! Resolve to get your SLC and BBCM practical competency verified. Training and assessment completed on the stunning Sea of Cortez. Departs from and returns to La Paz, BCS, Mexico. Catamaran endorsement also available. Link to more information about this Event.