About Us

 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

About Us

Sailing CenterThe 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 courses on a variety of boats, ranging from 7 to 30 feet by American Sailing Association and United States Sailing Association certified instructors.  We run youth and adult 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!


About Leo Robbins

Leo RobbinsLeo Robbins, the Sailing Center’s beloved founder (1916-2007) not only helped the City of Ventura start its sailing program in 1972 with five small boats and six students, but he also built it into today’s award winning Community Sailing Program offering classes for sailors of all levels. To honor his 25 years of service, the center was named after him when he retired in 1997 at age 80. Even in his ten years of retirement, Leo was able to visit the center frequently and test out new boats, advise new instructors and spread his passion for sailing to new students.  To learn more about Leo Robbins, click here.


Our Sailboats

Seven Catalina Capri 14.2 foot sailboatsCatalina Carpi 14.2' Four Catalina Capri 16.5 foot sailboatslevel1_00001
One Ranger 23 foot sailboat
Chubasco Ranger 23 - Chubasco
One Pearson 26 foot sailboat
BelugaPearson 26 - Beluga
One Catalina 30 foot sailboat
Leo RobbinsCatalina 30 - Leo Robbins