Sailing Center In Ventura Leaves Lasting Legacy

VENTURA, CA — The 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.

Sailing, kayaking, and paddleboarding lessons.
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 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. (