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About Learn to Sail San Diego
Take a 3 hour private Introduction to Sailing course on a 2017 37' Beneteau sailboat. Groups up to 4. You will participate in safely sailing, docking and maneuvering Tenacious under the careful instruction of a award winning American Sailing Association Instructor and United States Coast Guard licensed captain. Longer lessons available as well. We also offer 3 to 6 day live aboard and learn to sail vacations. Earn your sailing certification through the American Sailing Association.
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Quinn wrote a review Sep 2019
Salt Lake City, Utah7 contributions5 helpful votes
My girlfriend and I spent 6 days on the water in San Diego with Captain Lee Pearce at the Learn to Sail sailing school in San Diego. We stayed on his 37 foot Beneteau sailboat at night and sailed it with him during the day. By the end, we had both passed the certification tests for the American Sailing Association courses 101,103, and 104. A busy week but tons of fun. Lee has been sailing for for most of his life and teaching for the last 20. He’s personable, knowledgeable, and fun. I’d recommend him for anyone interested in sailing. Great guy, great trip.
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Date of experience: September 2019
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Jennifer Cross wrote a review Apr 2018
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We wanted to learn the ropes somewhere sunny, so my husband did a ton of research into sailing schools in Hawaii, California and Florida. We were so lucky and thankful to have chosen Learn to Sail San Diego! Lee was incredibly accommodating; sending us the books immediately after we made reservations, airport pick up and drop off, and many other thoughtful things he went out of his way to do to make it the best possible experience! His sloop was immaculate and well outfitted for our 6 night “live-aboard”. He proved to be an fabulous instructor with endless patience and humor. I was a total beginner and struggled at first with understanding the fundamentals of sailing (trim, tacking and jibing....not to mention the rules of the road). By the end of day 3, and after many explanations, hands on experience and opportunities to ask for clarification, it was like a switch flipped and I had a major “AHA!” moment. It was a lot of work, but so much fun, and with it, a great sense of accomplishment! We got in plenty of sightseeing too! Can’t wait to charter a yacht in BVI this winter! Thanks a million Lee!!!
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Date of experience: April 2018
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MRPSanDiego wrote a review Nov 2017
Solana Beach, California32 contributions11 helpful votes
My wife gave me a 3 hour learn to sail lesson for my birthday and I took a friend and we had a blast. Lee is a great guy, provided just enough lessons for a vice and let us sail through the Bay. Definitely recommend this as a wonderful way to spend the afternoon.
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Date of experience: November 2017
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David W wrote a review Jul 2017
Memphis, Tennessee3 contributions2 helpful votes
We were looking for the opportunity to experience the live aboard experience and improve our sailing abilities. Learn to Sail San Diego fulfilled both goals. Lee was a patient, knowledgable instructor who worked well with an adult and two teenagers while being reassuring with my wife. Recommend highly.
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Date of experience: July 2017
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Courtney T wrote a review Jul 2017
Denver, Colorado8 contributions
Our family of four (mom, dad and two teens) spent a week living and sailing aboard the lovely yacht Tenacious certifying in ASA 101, 103, 104. We had worried we wouldn't be able to cover so much material, but Captain Lee Pearce was a great instructor! He sent us the books to study ahead of time (recommended!). He was patient with us, answered all our questions, gave us great experience on the water, and met our other needs for supplies and transport. This is the ONLY way to learn to sail! Our little family feels confident that we can tackle a fun sailing adventure. Thanks Lee!
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Date of experience: July 2017
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