This Cal' 20 is a wonderful boat to learn to sail. Nimble enough to sail on and off the dock, but still a very stable keel boat capable of the open ocean. With this boat you will connect with the water and can truly learn the basics of sailing. Balancing sails, steering a straight course tacking and gybeing are quickly learned aboard this simple to sail boat.
Don't underestimate this little boat; this model is one of the sturdiest little sailboats ever built and has competed in the Single-Handed Transpac (California to Hawaii Race see Black Feathers) and has room inside for a family of 4 to spend a weekend afloat. The boat has also recently had a complete makeover with fresh paint from keel up, new rigging and upgraded with an electric and gas outboard motor.
***Quarter Day is for 3 hours
I had a fantastic 3-hour trip with Captain Kevin McQuiston. My goal was to learn sailing techniques. I definitely met this goal, thanks to the knowledge and experience of the Captain.
Capt. Kevin McQuiston is very friendly, and had good anecdotes to tell. This made the trip so enjoyable. At any time, I felt safe. I will definitely sign up again for another trip on one of James' sailboats!
Captain Jamie had champagne and snacks for us and let us take turns steering the boat. This was a great birthday celebration and first sailing experience for me. It was relaxing and also entertaining!
Member since August 2016
As USCG 100 GT Licensed Master, I take pride in exceeding your expectations everyday. We work hard to show you the best time possible while keeping things safe and comfortable. We are properly Licensed by the United States Coast Guard and insured to meet marina standards. All boats are regularly tested for safety equipment and crew is trained and certified in CPR and First aid.
Usually this boat operates around Long Beach, CA.
It’s big, bold and very glitzy. Los Angeles is probably one of the world’s most glamorous and crazy cities, making it both enthralling and exhausting. But with the ocean right there on the doorstep, sailing in Los Angeles is a thrilling way to recharge those batteries and enjoy a whole other side to LA LA Land.
Most of our Sailo yacht charters in Los Angeles can be found in Marina del Rey, a mere stones throw from Santa Monica.