Sailing (ages 16+)

Experience the thrill of sailing with seasoned veteran, Eoin Duffy, on the waters of Lopez Lake or Avila Bay. This class offers sailing classes for participants, ages 16 and up. Classes cover basic sailing theory, parts of the boat, crew communications, tacking, jibing, sail trim, man overboard, docking, safety and more. Classes are taught in accordance with the American Sailing Association (ASA). Fee includes a textbook and tests. Upon successful completion of class and passing the ASA Exam, an additional $39 will be collected by the instructor for students wishing to get certified. The certificate is internationally recognized and can be used to help qualify for rental of sailboats worldwide.

FEE: $375 + $39 collected by instructor for optional certification

LOCATION: varies by season (see below)

  • May-Sep: Port of San Luis – Pier I, 443 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA
  • Nov-Mar: Lopez Lake –Strother Park, 300 E Branch St Arroyo Grande, CA 93420 Directions link


QUESTIONS: Contact instructor at

Spring 2017

April - Register Online

DATES: 2 Sat & Sun: Apr 8, 9, 15, 16, 2017

TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm

# SA0904.117

LOCATION: Pier I, 443 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA


May - Register Online - FULL

DATES: 2 Sat & Sun: May 13, 14, 20, 21, 2017

TIME: 9:00am-1:00pm

# SA0905.117

LOCATION:  Pier I, 443 Front Street, Avila Beach, CA