GoBaja Sailing

American Sailing Affiliate School

ASA Sailing School

Go Baja Sailing School in La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico.

Make your sailing dreams come true in one of the most spectacular cruising grounds in the world, The Sea of Cortez!

Puerta Cortes , La Paz, BCS Mexico

Got dreams of the wind in your sails, the sun on your face, crystal clear azure waters and white sandy beaches? We make your saiing dreams come true Call Us: U.S. Direct: 949-322-7006

“Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed with the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sail. Explore. Dream. Discover.”Mark Twain

Want to learn to sail?

Go Baja Sailing, founded in 2010, is proud to be an American Sailing Affiliate Sailing School operating in the spectacular Sea of Cortez waters, near La Paz, Baja California Sur, Mexico. With over 1000 sailing students graduated from our ASA school you can be confident we know how to get the job done right!
From our Meet and Greet Fiesta for incoming students every Saturday evening to our scrumptious provisions that include fresh, local, fish and shrimp, to amazing “apres-sailing” activities such as kayaking, snorkeling and S.U.P., 

We strive to give you a fantastic “Vacation with a Certification”. 

We have a team of the most amazing, experienced, passionate, instructors and our fantastic fleet of cruising sailboats, office and staff, are all located in the exclusive, Costa Baja Marina within the 5-star Puerta Cortes resort, gateway to one of the most amazing sailing and cruising grounds anywhere in the world. For those need to stay in communication while at sea, we offer high speed satellite WIFI aboard our sailing vessels. 

We know we have everything it takes to make your sailing dreams come true, big time. So come on down to paradise and learn to sail with Go Baja Sailing!

We offer all inclusive, Combination, American Sailing Certification sailing courses:


ASA 101 – Basic Keelboat Sailing


ASA 103 – Basic Coastal Cruising


ASA 104 – Bareboat Cruising


ASA 114 – Cruising Catamaran


ASA 105 – Coastal Navigation


ASA 106 – Advanced Coastal Cruising


ASA 118 – Docking Endorsement


ASA 119 – Weather Endorsement

Check out our liveaboard Catamaran or Mono-hull courses or design a custom private course all your own.

GoBaja Sailing Courses



Mono-Hull liveaboard course is a 6-day, 7 night liveaboard course. Spring into Fall Promotions – Book any course for the 2023/2024 Season by September 30th!!



Catamaran liveaboard course is a 6-day, 6 night liveaboard course. Spring into Fall Promotions – Book any course for the 2023/2024 Season by September 30th!!


Private Sailing Courses

Does Private, individualized instruction and a little more space sound good to you? Check out our Private course specials aboard “August Dream,” our Jeanneau 43′ Sun Odyssey sailing yacht! 



Captain John technically learned to sail on a Sunfish at summer camp when he was 11 years old and occasionally sailed small sailboats on lakes and rivers in rural southern Oregon where he grew up.


Go Baja Sailing’s owner, Mike Madlock is a southern California native so trips south of the border to Baja were a regular occurrence and just part of the SoCal culture.


Captain Tyler started sailing with his older brothers on their 41ft Hudson Seawolf Ketch in 2009. He traveled with them in Costa Rica, Panama, across the Equator, Tonga and the British Virgin Islands.


In the spring of 2001, Capt. Nick’s son broke his finger necessitating a visit to the St Joseph’s ER in Bellingham WA. The attending doctor was world renowned orthopedic surgeon that lived and worked in Bellingham because it was in his words “the best sea kayaking in the world.”


When Captain Chris was 15 years old, he discovered a love for boats while sailing off the California coast in the Channel Islands. In the beginning, he sailed small dinghies and Hobie cats including a Vagabond 14 and Hobie 16.


Capt. Sean learned to sail in 2001 at the Docklands Sailing Centre in London, where he achieved RYA Day Skipper and Coastal Skipper.


Captain Julie got the sailing bug back in the 1980’s when he was stationed in Norfolk, VA. She sailed with a friend who had a boat then took a class and learned on a small boat.


“Thank you for an amazing experience in our ASA sailing training we took in October 2019. The whole experience was on point. I am so happy I brought my wife. She thoroughly enjoyed the one week experience. Boat, Provisions, sailing grounds and Captain John all 5 Star.”

Steve and Mary Davidson

"Quick but grateful thank you for our ASA training last year. We organized our first bareboat out of Corfu 2 weeks ago. We had the best family vaca. If I get down to La Paz again for some sailing I'll give you a shout!"


“Thanks again for organizing the group from Germany. I had to come to La Paz in August 2019. Everything worked out as expected and we came in way under budget and able to afford the 114 Catamaran course as well. Our entire group recommends Go Baja Sailing!!”



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