Hi, I was the instructor at Monterey Sailing.
Monterey Sailing offered Boat rentals, ASA
instruction, and special charters for the Navy
Personnel & Private functions. Jack Yelverton is an esteemed business developer and prior to retirement
developed the non-profit organization in the lower part of the Breakwater Cove private marina complex and Monterey Boatworks haul-out facilities and Chandlery
. Monterey Sailing is now out-of-business.
More on location;
There is a great deli there for the Scuba
class, scuba gear
shop, and Italian Restaurant upstairs.
Monterey Sailing was (the not for profit, rather than the previous monterey bay sailing and diving) closed and the boats are currently in transfer of ownership
or are being used by the sail club (I need to check)
I happen to go cruising for a year to the BVI via the P. Canal (OCT 2005 Monterey Departure) and when I returned- not only had the organization been sold but it closed shortly thereafter. I am not to blame, but had I known I would have never left. This has been a real blow the community, as part of the restoration
was to open the breakwater on the coast guard pier to the public and to provide a rental sailboat to the public.
Regarding Monterey Bay & the available ASA schools;
If you are really interested in learning
everything- you'll have to work hard to be involved Bay-wide. Cpt. Dutch Meyer was the former owner (sailing & diving) and still runs mostly 45-minute day sails
on two sailboats. He instructs ASA but doesn't have a normal schedule for it. He prefers the day to day operations off Fisherman's Wharf where he has an office at the end of the Wharf.
Pacific Yachting & Sailing would be a great start considering your location- but tell me your availability, financial restraints, and objectives and I might be able to recommend something more in the greater area. If you are willing to try yacht clubs- the The Yacht club at the municipal pier in Monterey has sailing open to walk-ins one afternoon each week. You would be 'crew' to the private owners, so your own safety
is your own liability. But, I enjoyed meeting the folks there and I THINK it's Wednesdays but it changes periodically. It's a big group of people. I don't have the contact details and don't live in Monterey anymore.
I.E. I would recommend ASA & US Sail Certification, plus boat ownership
, a willing to live in Marina parking lots, and applying for all sorts of races but that might not be feasible for you. How old are you and what is your commitment?
Hope this helps.