Sail, Kayak and Paddleboard

Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center

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The City of Ventura’s Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center is a national award-winning facility that has been introducing and educating people to the joys of watersports for the past 45 years. The center is operated and maintained by the City of Ventura Parks Recreation & Community Partnerships department with additional funding and support from the State of California’s Division of Boating and Waterways.

We teach the fundamentals of sailing, kayaking, and stand-up paddleboarding, with safety, education, and fun at the core of every class, camp, or activity that we offer. If you are looking to start your experience on the water, refresh your knowledge or just improve your skills we have an activity for you and/or your kids.

We invite you to try one of our many wonderful classes and let us show you why we are so passionate about sailing, kayaking, and stand up paddleboarding.

Classes, Activities & Events

The City of Ventura invites you to view the guides below for a listing of current classes, activities, and events being offered and register online or call 805-658-4726 today!

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Sailing Resources

  1. Sailing Tutorials
  2. Parts of the Sailboat
  3. Sailing Glossary

Click on any of the documents below for written sailing tutorials:

Wind Awareness 

Taking- Mainsail

Sailing with Two Sails

Jibing a Sailboat

Upward Sailing

Kayaking Resources

  1. Kayaking Tutorials
  2. Parts of the Kayak

Stay tuned for fun new tutorial videos!!! Coming soon!

Stand up Paddleboarding (SUP) Resources

  1. SUP Tutorials
  2. Parts of the SUP

Stay tuned for fun new stand-up paddleboard tutorials!!! Coming soon!