On the shore of Alamitos Bay, adjacent to Long Beach, Leeway Sailing Center was established as a means to teach local youth the basics of sailing and is regarded as one of the best sailing instructional centers in the country.
Founded in 1929, the center's mission aims to provide a fun and safe sailing experience while teaching sportsmanship and water safety to youth. The Leeway Sailing Center also provides instruction on board sailing, windsurfing, canoeing, and kayaking.
The sailing center, associated with the Alamitos Bay Yacht Club, operates out of a historic firehouse building at the Leeway docks located at 5437 E. Ocean Blvd., Long Beach, CA. They offer beginning and intermediate sabot classes for those ages 8 and above, board sailing classes to those 16 years and older, and private lessons. Visitors can rent watersports equipment or have parties hosted through the Leeway Sailing Center. In addition, Gondola Getaway is operated out of the Leeway Sailing Center.
By car, the Leeway Sailing Center is 35 minutes south of Los Angeles International Airport. Other attractions nearby include Long Beach Museum of Art, Seal Beach Cruise Center, The Queen Mary, Russian Submarine, the Long Beach Aquarium of the Pacific, and various parks