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ASA 106 Advanced Coastal Cruising

The once annual, Advanced Coastal Cruising (ASA 106) is set for October 24th-28th. This 5 day course will prepare students for longer trips like Mission Bay, Catalina, Dana Point, and the upcoming BVI flotilla! Students will spend 5 days cruising the Southern California coastline aboard the Oceanis 45 while also spending two nights in Catalina before heading home. Itinerary Monday 10/24- San Diego to Mission Bay (night navigation) Tuesday 10/25- Mission Bay to Dana Point Wednesday 10/26- Dana Point to Two Harbors, Catalina Thursday 10/27- Two Harbors to Avalon Friday 10/28- Avalon to...

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Oceanis 35 Arrives at Harbor Sailboats

Welcome to the fleet “Silver Lining”, a 2015 Beneteau Oceanis 35. To the best of our knowledge this is the only Oceanis 35 available for charter in all of California. After being members for many years Tom and Linda decided they wanted to own a boat and knew fleet placement at Harbor Sailboats was the perfect fit, welcome aboard! The Oceanis 35 comes on the heels of the ground breaking and extremely successful Oceanis 38 (Luna Sea). The 35′ has an open interior with the forward bulkhead being removed thus converting the fwd cabin into more of a loft, for 35 feet the interior...

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May 2016- Caribbean Flotilla

Harbor Sailboats is now organizing its annual Club Flotilla which will again be hosted in the British Virgin Islands, May 2016. Boats will be available for individual charter and on a per cabin basis. Last year was a blast with great people and great sailing, this year will be even better! Deposits have already been taken on several boats, this is shaping up to be an amazing trip. Charterers are able to set their own course or follow a “loose” itinerary set by Harbor Sailboats. The itinerary includes daily sails to new islands, happy hour gatherings and inshore dinners. Take some...

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2015 Beneteau Cup- 3rd Place!

Team Harbor Sailboats took third out of fourteen boats in cruising class 1 aboard the Oceanis 41, Sweet Denyse. Beneteau cup was created to take Beneteau owners out of their norm and put them on a race course outside Point Loma for two days of excited sailing. Each year the event has grown, sailors have gotten better, parties have gotten bigger and people cant wait until the next year. The 2015 edition brought nearly 50 Beneteaus all sailing out of the San Diego Yacht Club mixed into 4 different fleets. First 36.7 (one design), First Class 2, Cruising  1, and Cruising 2. Harbor Sailboats was...

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Festival of Sail

Festival of Sail is the largest Tall Ship festival on the west coast and is hosted at the Maritime Museum of San Diego, transforming the North Embarcadero over Labor Day weekend into a nautical theme park. Additionally the San Salvador is on schedule to make her appearance at this years Festival of Sail. San Salvador has been preparing for her grand entrance during this years Parade of Sail, Friday September 4, 2015. While she will not be under sail, she will be leading the parade of 16 vessels under her own power. -Courtesy of the San Diego Maritime Museum. Grab a boat and spectate cannon...

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BVI Flotilla Report

Last month, 16 sailors of the Harbor Sailboats Sailing Club visited the British Virgin Islands. While it’s hard to put in words, this truly was a vacation of a lifetime! The flotilla consisted of 5 boats total that ranged from 37′ all the way up to 54′. Our charter was set to begin Saturday morning so most of us opted to fly in Friday (and some even Thursday) to get settled in and rested from the long flight. The Moorings’ hotel, The Mariner Inn, and the surrounding restaurants/bars, were fully taken advantage of. The party didn’t last too long on night one- we...

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