Sailing is more than just a pastime or mode of transportation; sailing is an experience that has the power to change us, to change the way we look at the world. Sailing requires us to carefully observe the environment around us, to gauge the subtle changes in direction and strength of the wind, the shape of the sails and the movement of the boat thru the water.  Only thru careful observation and application of these skills can we master the complex art of sailing.  Our Sailing Programs provide students with the fundamentals of sailing. Then in small groups they hone those skills, rotating thru the different crew positions. Working towards a common goal, they develop leadership and team working skills. We create an environment for students to learn and grow. Their pride of accomplishment can be measured by their growing self-confidence.

Our Sponsors

The Wilmington Youth Sailing Center / Sail LA is a 501 c3 non-profit and all donations are tax deductible. Our Tax ID is 45-2842151

Every student matters. Every dollar Helps. Your donation will make a difference in the life of a student.

  • $2000 Sponsors 10 student to a week of Science & Sailing
  • $1000 helps restore a Boat for our High School Sailing
  • $200 Sponsors a student to a week of Science & Sailing
  • $40 Sponsors a Middle School student to a Day of Science & Sailing
  • $25 Sponsors 4 student to a Keel Boat Sailing Lesson

Your Donation directly benefits our Youth Sailing Program. Donations allow us to expand the scope of our program and provide services to at-risk and underserved youth in the south bay area.


Or if you prefer, you can mail a check to

Wilmington Youth Sailing Center
Berth 203 #9
Wilmington CA 90744
Our Executive Director can be reached at (949) 375-1814 or

Working with underserved LA area youth, our mission is to instill a sense of confidence, a desire for knowledge, and a vision for their future success through an introduction to sailing, science and environmental awareness.