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Do ASA Certifications Expire?

The simple answer is no, your American Sailing Association (ASA) certification does not expire. Certifications issued through the American Sailing Association come with lifetime designation, but this does not necessarily mean an individual is qualified to operate a desired sailboat. Alongside certification the most important thing one can have on their sailing resume is experience skippering sailboats at the certification level they desire. For example, an individual earns their ASA 101 certificate with Harbor Sailboats and then charters the Capri 22’ a half dozen times before moving...

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Opening Day 2017 – Sat, April 8

Mark your calendar for the annual Harbor Sailboats Opening Day celebration on April 8th. Across the country yacht clubs and sailing clubs kick off the start of the sailing season with an opening day celebration. San Diego sailing is year-around but that doesn’t mean we cant have a party too! Who: All members and their friends and family What: Charter any boat in the fleet and put together a crew to compete in the fun and relaxed “race” (more like a parade) around the bay. Dock BBQ/drinks and awards to follow. When: Saturday, April 8th from 10:30am to around 6pm. Skippers...

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Youth Sailing Camp

Harbor Sailboats Youth Sailing Course Harbor Sailboats | (619) 291-9568   iSail@HarborSailboats.com   www.HarborSailboats.com 2040 Harbor Island Drive, Suite 104 , San Diego CA 92117   June 19 – 23, 2017 | 9a – 2p   From June 19-23 youth ages 7-16 are invited to learn the basics of sailing at Harbor Sailboats, located in Harbor Island West Marina. U.S.C.G. Captain and American Sailing Association (ASA) Licensed Instructors take students through the curriculum of ASA 101 Basic Keelboat. Over the course of five days, students learn the fundamentals of sailing and boating...

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Introduction to Sailing Clinic

Smell the wind and take the helm during our introduction to sailing clinic. A maximum 4 of students will be placed with a licensed and professional sailing instructor for a fun and educational time on the water. This two hour clinic will cover the basics of small keelboat sailing and will be 100% hands on. Students will take the helm, control the sails, and learn the language of sailing in a relaxed and fun setting. The clinic will be taught on the new Beneteau First 22, a boat that was specifically designed for new sailors. The boat is large, fast, and comfortable for all skill...

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San Diego Sunroad Marina Boat Show – January 26 – 29

Join us Thursday – Sunday, January 26-29, 2017 for the San Diego Big Bay Sunroad Marina Boat Show! Visit the booths of brands and companies you’ve come to know and love. The show also features new marine services and products, free boating seminars, boat rides, libations and more. See you there!   Show Hours Thursday, Jan 26, 12pm – 6pm Friday, Jan 27, 12pm – 6pm Saturday, Jan 28, 10am – 6pm Sunday, Jan 29, 10am – 6pm   Admission $13 for Adults. Children 12 & under, FREE. Active Military, EMTs, Police and Fire personnel are FREE on Thursday, January 26 and Friday,...

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San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

Charter a Boat and Join the Parade! The San Diego Bay Parade of Lights is a time-honored holiday tradition brought to San Diego by the boating community. Continuing its long-standing San Diego tradition, the 45th annual San Diego Bay Parade of Lights promises to dazzle and entertain bayfront crowds during the evenings of December 11 and 18, 2016. Participants in this year’s highly anticipated holiday boat parade will decorate their boats to fit this year’s theme, “It Began with a Roar – San Diego Zoo Celebrates 100 Years.” Presented by the Port of San Diego, the San Diego Bay Parade...

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