15 Years of West Coast Sailing

West Coast Sailing was founded in June 2005 with one vision: to be the leading resource for products, services, and information in the small sailboat industry. 




15 years later, we've worked with tens of thousands of sailors around the world and remain committed as ever to supporting your passion for sailing.

And what a wild ride it has been! Founder George Yioulos opened the doors of West Coast Sailing on June 13th, 2005. In those early years he worked hard, through long days where the phone didn't ring and no one came by the shop, and gave all his energy to helping fulfill a passion for sailing among those who love being on the water. In the years since we've grown, made our share of mistakes, faced challenges, and fought like mad to be here. West Coast Sailing is proud to be among North America's leading sources for small sailboats, sailboat parts, sailing apparel, and equipment, remaining fully independent and focused on our core mission.

Today, West Coast Sailing employees 15 dedicated and passionate sailors who work hard day in and day out to answer your questions, help you find the right replacement part or new sailboat, manage our ever growing product catalog, and fulfill your orders. Despite a few challenging months in the first half of 2020, we remain committed as ever to our vision and going the extra mile to help you make the most of your time on the water.

Whether you have shopped with us for years or looking for your new go to sailing store, hardcore dinghy racer or casual cruiser, up and coming junior sailor or parent of one, scholastic sailor, coach, program director, supporter, or simply someone who loves being on the water, we welcome you to check out everything we have to offer. When you choose West Coast Sailing you are not only helping to fulfill our vision of being a leading resource for sailors, but also helping us do more to give back to our sport and the sailing community. Thanks for being a part of our story, and we know the best is still to come.

15 year anniversary $150 gift card giveaway

Congratulations to Tom Bartley, Andrew Buys, and Justine Forgea for winning our giveaway! Each winner will receive a $150 gift card code by email. Thank you to everyone who entered our contest to help us mark 15 awesome years in business.



In the past year we helped more sailors than ever before.

Shipped over 13,000 packages, reaching every state in the US and over 25 countries

Sold and delivered over 400 sailboats to programs, clubs, and individuals

Launched a brand new, state of the art website to make ordering product easier

Expanded our product catalog to include more than 8,000 unique items

Supported 50+ organizations, regattas, and events with our sponsorship program

Worked closely with clubs and community sailing programs to keep kids on the the water

Team of 15 dedicated sailing enthusiasts working hard every single day to support you


But don't take our word for it... here's what you had to say.

"The folks at West Coast are truly professionals. They are very knowledgeable and helpful. Most items that I have ordered have been shipped the same day and arrive in a few business days. West Coast sailing is my go to place for all my sailing needs. I love these people." - Kay  V.

"The staff is knowledgeable, friendly and quick to respond to their customers. No doubt they are in this business because they truly love dinghy Sailing." - Philip M.

"West Coast Sailing is a great play to go for all your sailing gear. Professional, trustworthy, knowledgeable and I would not hesitate to recommend them to anyone." - Clyde Z.

"These folks know what they are talking about, super customer service, very knowledgeable, always someone answering the phone, no run around, hard core sailers and they had what we needed. Highly recommend!" - Stephanie K.

Rated 4.9 Stars on Google - Thanks for all your kind words!

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Offering solutions to help you get on the water.

We've been a go to source for all things sailing for the past 15 years and hope to remain your first choice for years to come. We're working tirelessly to continue improving our systems, finding and stocking the best gear, and getting you the equipment you need to get out on the water quickly and easily. That is our promise, our mission, and our reason for giving it our best every day. So whether you're a casual sailor, hardcore racer, parent of a junior sailor, or program director, let us support your passion for sailing with the best products and service you'll find anywhere.

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