Sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding lessons.The Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center is a national award-winning sailing and kayaking school located in the beautiful Ventura harbor.  It has been managed by the City of Ventura Department of Parks, Recreation, and Community Partnerships since its founding in 1972. 

We teach sailing and kayaking lessons on a variety of boats, ranging from 7 to 30 feet, with American Sailing Association and United States Sailing Association certified instructors.  We run youth and adult lessons and courses year round for beginning through advanced students.  

If you want to learn to sail or kayak, have a love of the water, or simply want to try something new, browse through our courses today!  Also, visit us on Facebook to see our regularly updated collection of pictures taken by our staff and students.


Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center – Awards & Recognitions

  • 2006 US Sailing Association – Outstanding Year-Round Program Award, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center
  • 2007 US Sailing Association – Outstanding Director of a Year-Round Program, Dave Bowen, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center
  • 2008 US Sailing Association – Excellence in Instruction, Al Catland, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center
  • 2011 US Sailing Association – Excellence in Instruction, John Morris, Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center