WSA Skipper Information

WSA’s skippers are essential to our organization. Our skippers generously offer to take WSA members out on their boats for on-the-water sailing opportunities such as day sails, cruises and clinics. Our members benefit from the wisdom and experience of our skippers, while getting to practice their skills, and meet other member sailors.

Behavior & Etiquette

Do you own a sailboat? Do you want to become a WSA Skipper?

Below are links to information WSA Skippers need to know




WSA Skipper Member Benefits

Boat owners who become official WSA Skippers after being checked out by the Fleet Captain or other WSA officials are entitled to the following additional member benefits. In order to qualify for these additional benefits, skippers must offer their boat for at lease one day sail or cruise within the calendar year.

• Free membership for a spouse or domestic partner (must also complete application and waiver).
• Receive official WSA-SMB burgee to display while sailing.
• Receive official WSA embroidered wind vest.

Meet the Fleet

The boats in the WSA fleet are owned by individual members and range from 30 to 49 feet, most of which are located in Marina del Rey with a few located outside the area. There are currently over 20 boats in the WSA fleet. Below is a sample of some of the boats our members have the opportunity to sail on.


Skipper: Sam Wagner
Make: Catalina
Length: 30


Skipper: Melody Kanschat
Make: C&C
Length: 40


Skipper: Karyn Jones
Make: San Juan
Length: 33

Mad Madeline II

Skipper: Cloyd Milton
Make: Catalina
Length: 31


Skipper: Wendy Northup
Make: Hunter
Length: 35.5


Skipper: Kathy St Amant & Monica Chaban
Make: Hunter
Length: 37.5

Bella Vita

Skipper: Gary Speck
Make: Catalina
Length: 32

My Time 3

Skipper: George Maronich
Make: Catalina
Length: 42


Skipper: Jeannea Jordan
Make: Catalina
Length: 30

New Moon

Skipper: Hans Kosten
Make: Catalina
Length: 42