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.  Due to high demand and recognizing the importance of not growing too big, the Club is temporarily not accepting new members.  However, guests are welcome to attend our Open Houses and learn more about the Club, for when openings might arise in the future.

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 Open House is on the third Sunday of the month, with orientation at 1pm followed by a daysail.  Join us at Peninsula Yacht Marina, 3700 Peninsula Rd., Oxnard, CA 93035.  For more info on CIH please contact Paul at vc@fairwind.org

The next Marina del Rey Work Day and Open House will be on December 5, commencing at 9.30 AM. You can also view the Work Day Schedule for 2016.

Work Day Schedule for 2016: LINK

The monthly Work Day and Open House is a good opportunity to give back to the Club and meet your fellow members. Monthly MDR work days are usually on the the first Saturday of the month at 9:30 AM 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 1 PM to 4 PM.  Contact the MDR Fleet Captain – Shar Campbell at  fleetcaptain@fairwind.org to sign up. 


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, December 5.

 Workday 9:30AM - 11 AM.

Just show up at your favorite boat to help out and come sailing in the afternoon.
Guests are encouraged to arrive at 9:30AM to meet members and participate in the workday before heading out for the afternoon sail.
Training and Sailing in the afternoon from 1 PM to 4 PM.  Contact the MDR Fleet Captain – Shar Campbell at fleetcaptain@fairwind.org to sign up.

Work Day Schedule for 2016: LINK

Harbor Specific Information

Our next CIH Workday and Open House is Sunday, December 20th.

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 Aist at  vc@fairwind.org if you wish to sign up for training, are available as a trainer/skipper, or just want to go sailing.

Anchoring Seminar

 Last Updated 11/15/15