SailTime works hand in hand with the American Sailing Association (ASA) to offer a full range of courses to take you from beginning sailing to qualification to getting you fulling prepared and comfortable using your SailTime boat anytime or chartering a Beneteau anywhere in the world. Private instruction or Family classes or Group lessons are available.
Our lead sailing instructor, Mark Abel, literally began boating before walking!
He started sailing small boats as a kid and is now a USCG licensed Master Captain, American Sailing Association (ASA) certified instructor and is Staff Commodore of the Marina Venice Yacht Club.
His yachting experience includes delivering yachts from coast to coast, including trips through the Panama Canal, several trips up and down the West Coast of the US and across the Pacific. Like most Southern California sailors, Mark has a special affinity for the Newport to Ensenada race. This time aboard a diverse range of cruising and racing yachts helps him work with clients by bringing a lifetime of sailing experience to SailTime in Marina del Rey.