top of page

About us

Discover your potential

       LifeSail, Inc. launched in January of 2003, with the goal of helping navigate children through life’s challenges. We are a 501(c)(3) non-profit organization, supported through the generous donations of people like you!

        LifeSail operates year round, teaching the importance of ownership, teamwork and leadership, through sailing. Our goal is to instill a you-can-do philosophy, building self-confidence and determination through the art of sailing and water navigation. As kids grow in the program, they are given ever increasing responsibility, coming away with specific skill-sets and goals. As a result, grades improve, and long-term life goals are established, nurtured and pursued. We have served over five thousand children in Los Angeles county.

A Bit About Us

Here at LifeSail Community Sailing Center, we’re committed to investing our expertise and resources in order to further achieve our cause. Since 1984, we’ve been supporting our community members in a variety of ways and measuring our success not by monetary size, but by more qualitative measurements such as the scale and effectiveness of our efforts. Just imagine what we can achieve together!

LSI is an year-round & Sailing Adventure Program

  • STEM Oriented

  • Leadership Development Program

  • Foster Youth

  • Job Preparedness 

  • Keelboat Sailing & Large Dinghy Sailing

  • Advanced Coastal Sailing
  • Veteran Sailing
  • Community Building
Here is what volunteers are saying

Marenda Kyle

Hawthorne, California

Lifesail has been a transforming part of my summer. From being terrified of the water to getting out in a small boat and being surrounded by it, I've learned to conquer fears and a skill that has made me more adventurous. To help do the same thing for children has been a joy.

Joshua Wendell

Northridge, California

Volunteering for LifeSail is one of the most rewarding things I have done in my life. I love teaching kids and I learn new things about sailing everyday

Nora Thiaprasit

Panorama City, California

I  like to help people. When I see someone achieve their goal to learn how to tack correctly or dock, well then it makes me happy to learn that the student achieved the goal they set out to do. So it's a rewarding experience not just for my self but for the students that takes that experience with them as well

Eddie Arevalo

Hawthrone, California

"Volunteering for life sail taught me how to be handy. Maintaining the boats was important to our safety and the safety of the children. I developed a keen eye for detail while working on the boats. I also learned to make things and to think outside the box. We constantly needed creative solutions to unforeseen problems. Life Sail taught me to have a relentless work ethic, to never settle for what was there and to always look for improvements. After a hard day's work, we would unwind and de-stress by going sailing. Those afternoons in the water will be unforgettable

Please reload

Waivers and Forms

bottom of page