Sail, Kayak & Paddleboard
City of Ventura Leo Robbins Sailing Center
FALL sail/kayak/paddleboard brochure (coming soon)
+Register for classes: 805/658.4726 or www.cityofventura.net/eRecreation
+Mail registration forms to PRCP, PO Box 99, Ventura CA 93002
+Schedule group outings at the center's boat dock: 805/643.3612
+Contact the center's Recreation Coordinator: Max Prophet, 805/658.4746 or firstname.lastname@example.org
The Leo Robbins Community Sailing Center at 2950 Pierpont Boulevard (see map below) can be found in Marina Park (see map below).
This national award-winning U.S. Sailing Association Community Sailing Center provides youth, adult and group sailing, kayaking and standup paddleboard activities, passage making, youth camps and safe boating courses year-round for beginning through advanced students.
The center currently has 19 boats, ranging from 14 to 30 feet, from Sabots to a Catalina 30 , as well as 10 kayaks and 8 standup paddleboards. Its boats and equipment come from the State of California Department of Boating and Waterways, the Ventura Maritime Foundation and private donations.
Most classes are held at Marina Park and instructors are U.S. Sailing & American Sailing Association certified.
In 2006, the City of Ventura Leo Robbins Sailing Center received the “Community Sailing Council Outstanding Year-round Program Award” during the National Sailing Programs Symposium held in New Orleans from US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing in the United States—and the national organization behind Olympic Sailing and the US Olympic Sailing Team.
The City of Ventura Department of Parks, Recreation and Community Partnerships has managed and maintained this community sailing facility since 1972, with support from the Maritime Foundation. Read about center founder Leo Robbins below the map.
In Memoriam—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.
Please visit Leo’s memorial page at http://leo-robbins.memory-of.com