We recognize that our members are dedicated professionals that deserve a break from hectic daily routines. We strive to provide you superior customer service, clean well maintained yachts and vast opportunities to expand your boating knowledge and hone your skills.  We have assisted hundreds of sailors to achieve their yachting goals.  Whether you envision creating a social network, bonding with family and friends on weekend trips to Catalina Island, partnering with us through Charter Management, cruising in foreign waters, becoming a sailing instructor, earning your US Coast Guard Captains credentials or any other vision you share with us we are here to help you turn your dream into reality.

Dockmaster- Mariano Merlan Lopez

Mariano has over twenty years’ experience maintaining and varnishing sailboats. He is also a master at moving boats in and out of slips, side ties, and hair breadth spaces. His gentle nature and hard work is evident every time you step aboard our fleet of boats. We are lucky to have such a valuable colleague. 

The Real Boss - Leslie Acord

A partner in building Marina Sailing Newport Beach, Leslie and her daughter Maggie are irreplaceable. Her passion is helping our members achieve their boating goals.  Whether sailing or directing operations, Leslie is the heart of Marina Sailing Newport Beach. 

Our philosophy 

Instructors and captains


The Boss - Charlie Silver

Charlie took on Marina Sailing Newport Beach in April 2001 with no sailing or business background, but a desire to combine his love of ocean and people. “The sailing club succeeds because of staff and members; all I do is nurture their sailing dreams through Corinthian sailing.”