Why Own a Boat When There's Fairwind Yacht Club!


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About Fairwind

Fairwind Yacht Club, an all volunteer sailing cooperative in Marina del Rey and Channel Islands Harbor, is the ideal way for boating enthusiasts to have year-round access to sailboats without the high costs of ownership. Membership openings ebb and flow throughout the year. Download our membership application and mail it in to be considered. (We don't accept applications emailed in.) The best way to learn about our club is to read our FAQ and attend one of our monthly Open Houses.

Established in 1966 as a nonprofit corporation, Fairwind Yacht Club is a family oriented association whose members enjoy training, quality sailing, cruising and fun with fellow members who share a common love of sailing and the sea.

We make sure that the volunteer work is fun and rewarding, and the quarterly dues are low and painless. Club benefits are numerous, and include year-round access to a variety of sailboats, ASA training, and private and group cruises to nearby marinas and to the Channel Islands.

Reservations for use of our twenty plus boats, which range from 14 to 40 feet, may be made online in advance, and checked out members are free to bring family and guests along. Restrooms, showers and parking facilities are all available for members and guests.

Foredeck of boat

The Channel Islands Work Day and Open House is held on either the third weekend of the month (Sundays on odd months and Saturdays on even months), the Work Day starts at 9am, the Open House orientation at 1pm followed by a daysail.  Join us at Peninsula Yacht Marina, 3700 Peninsula Rd., Oxnard, CA 93035.  For more info and to reserve a spot on the sail please contact Paul at  .

The Marina del Rey Work Day and Open House is typically held the first Saturday of the month. (Four times during the year it will be held on the the second Saturday due to holidays.) The next MdR Open House will be on August 6, commencing at 9:30am at dock G1400 located at the end of Mindanao Way on G Basin, adjacent to Burton Chace park. The address is 13589 Mindanao Way, Marina Del Rey, CA 90292.  Training and Sailing in the afternoon from 1pm to 4pm. Contact the MDR Membership Secretary Sean Comstock at  if you plan to attend.

You can view the entire Work Day and Open House schedule for 2016.

The monthly Work Day and Open House is a good opportunity to give back to the Club and meet your fellow members.

The American Sailing Association has named Fairwind Yacht Club an ASA Outstanding Sailing School for 2012.

Certificate of Achievement 2012

Congratulations to all the Fairwind Instructors for volunteering their time and all their hard work!

Harbor Specific Information

The MDR slips have been relocated to G-Basin at the  end of Mindanao Way,adjacent to Burton Chace park.  The address is:13589 Mindanao Way,Marina Del Rey, CA 90292Our boats are on located on docks G1400 and G1600.

Our next Work Day and Open House will be held on Saturday, June 4th.

 Workday 9:30AM - Noon.

Just show up at your favorite boat to help out and come sailing in the afternoon.
Contact the MDR Membership Secretary Sean Comstock at  if you plan to attend.

Work Day & Open House Schedule for 2016.

Harbor Specific Information

Our next CIH Workday and Open House is Saturday, August 20.

Workday is from 9AM - Noon. 

Just show up at your favorite boat to help out.  The Boat Chiefs will be directing the activities. 

Open House is scheduled from 1PM to 4PM. 

There are training and sailing opportunities.  Please contact Paul at if you wish to sign up for training, are available as a trainer/skipper, or just want to go sailing.

Anchoring Seminar 2016

 Last Updated 7/22/16