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About Pacific Sail
a sailing school and charter company since 1979, located in Santa Cruz, California on the Monterey Bay National Marine Sanctuary. We have a fleet of 9 yachts from 22-46 feet and several USCG licensed Captains. Sailing activities include: American Sailing Association certified sailing instruction - 2 to 5 days, Skippered Charters- a USCG Captain takes out a group of six or less participants on a fun relaxing sail onboard a beautiful sailing yacht, and Corporate Team Building sailing regattas.
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putivsky wrote a review Jun 17
San Jose, California1 contribution
Smooth checking procedure. Reservations can be made by phone call. Provides ASA 101-103 and up training and certification.
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Date of experience: June 2022
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Mikey C wrote a review May 2022
Santa Cruz, California3 contributions
My 14 year old and I took the basic sailing course. It was great on so many levels. Our instructor, Helen, was really thorough and met us at our level. First we got a detailed tour of the boat with a hands on approach to all of the ropes..err..sheets sails, winches, boom vangs, etc. We went out to the bay and practiced all of the things we learned. My 14 year old was expected and trusted to do everything on the boat. All in all we learned so much, had a lot of fun, and felt like we both really understand the basic functioning of a 30' sailboat through hands on and really stellar instruction! We will be back soon to continue!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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Jennifer B wrote a review May 2022
Rocklin, United States4 contributions
Pacific Sail is conveniently located at the Santa Cruz Harbor in Santa Cruz. Parking is close to the office and marina where the fleet sailboats are docked. The office manager was so helpful in accommodating my request for an overview of a sailboat and introduction to the Monterey Bay. Being a reciprocal sail club to MSC in Sausalito (member there) they were more than helpful!
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Date of experience: May 2022
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legerdavid wrote a review May 2022
Campbell, California1 contribution
Nice time learning how to sail. Good mix of instruction and time practicing on the boat. Relaxed and patient instruction.
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Date of experience: May 2022
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andreistasevich wrote a review Feb 2022
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I took ASA101 here. Everyone was extremely friendly, lady in the office expanded the process very well, boat was nice and large with plenty of room, skipper was very knowledgeable and just a really nice guy.
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Date of experience: February 2022
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