San Diego Holding Tank Pump Out Locations

San Diego Holding Tank Pump Out Locations

Some members have noticed that the Harbor Island West Marina pump out facility now closes at 4pm during the winter and 5pm in the summer. This was put into place by marina staff in order to prevent commercial pump out services from emptying their tanks using the...

Sailing the Heel

Sailing the Heel

There are many indicators we use as sailors to help us navigate the wind. We’re constantly scanning the sails, the tell tails, the mast head fly/wind indicator, the electronics, flags on land, and even other boats. One major but often overlooked indicator...

Boat Show: The Insiders Guide

Boat Show: The Insiders Guide

Boat Show Time! It’s an excuse to ditch work a little early or bring the family down for a fun afternoon looking at all the new products and technologies, but how can you attend a boat show like a pro? Let us explain. Boats shows are a huge deal for the industry...

Whale Watching in San Diego

Whale Watching in San Diego

The New Year is here and that means whale watching! California Gray Whales are now making their annual migration south from Alaska to the warm-water Baja lagoons to give birth and nurse. Their passage is the longest known mammal migration measuring over 12,000 miles...

International Proficiency Certificate

International Proficiency Certificate

What is an International Proficiency Certificate and how do i get it? Most Mediterranean and European charter companies require an international proficiency certificate in order to prove a skippers abilities before a Bareboat charter. If you’ve taken your...

Sailing Vacation in San Diego

Sailing Vacation in San Diego

Have you always wanted to learn how to sail? Have you also wanted to visit and vacation in San Diego? How about combining the two with a San Diego week-long sailing vacation?! A live-aboard sailing vacation is geared for the sailor who has limited time available but...

What Size Boat Should You Put Into Charter?

What Size Boat Should You Put Into Charter?

A questions we often get is what size Beneteau should I purchase for charter placement? As before, we will answer this question from the perspective of “limited charter” like we do at Harbor Sailboats. Owners should be purchasing the boat they want to own...

2018 Oceanis 31 – Three Years Free

2018 Oceanis 31 – Three Years Free

Harbor Sailboats has inventoried a brand new 2018 Beneteau Oceanis 31 for sale into the ownership program and it’s ready for immediate delivery. Unlike other fleet boats, this Oceanis 31 will be placed under an extremely rare guarantee program that will pay 100%...

5 Reasons to Join a Sailing Club

5 Reasons to Join a Sailing Club

Whether you are a seasoned sailor with decades of experience or a novice just starting your sailing journey, the same hurdles seem to stand in the way when it comes to desired sea time. In the wake of busy personal and professional lives, finding the time, resources...

How To Get Started Sailing

How To Get Started Sailing

Many Americans have a dream of one day sailing off on their boat, but how do you get started with that dream? The first step is to take a basic sailing lesson; here at Harbor Sailboats we offer ASA 101 Basic Keelboat. ASA 101 is a two day course where we spend 80% of...

Owning a Charter Boat

Owning a Charter Boat

If you’re a regular charterer at your sailing club or if you rent in exotic destinations like the British Virgin Islands, chances are you’ve been pitched on buying and owning a boat in a rental program. For some, this is the absolute best way of owning a...

Team Building Events

Team Building Events

What does your company do for team building? If your next corporate meeting or convention happens to be in San Diego, or if you’re a local company, we have an exciting team building option for your organization- a San Diego Sailing Regatta! The sailing regatta is...

Setting Anchor (overnight)

Setting Anchor (overnight)

There are many factors to consider when planning to anchor overnight…How much rode should I let out? What is the tide doing? How about the wind? Is that boat too close to me? Am I even allowed to anchor here?  These, among others, are very important...