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...

Power Cord Safety

Power Cord Safety

The boats shore power cord is vital to keeping the batteries charged and enjoying some of the electrical features that are not available while away from the dock. For example, most recreational sailboats don’t have a generator so the ships outlets, microwave,...

Fairlead Placement, Go Faster!

Fairlead Placement, Go Faster!

In this post we’ll talk about using the headsail (jib, genoa, etc.) fair-lead to get the most performance while also extending the sail’s usable life. Moving the “lead” or “car” forward and aft will adjust the shape (aka twist) of...

Do ASA Certifications Expire?

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...

San Diego Bay Parade of Lights

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...

BVI Flotilla Group Boat

We are now holding a brand new Beneteau Oceanis 48 and are making it available on a per-cabin basis with a Harbor Sailboats skipper aboard. Enjoy some of the best cruising in the world without the major cost or responsibility! Each group will have a private double...

2017 Flotilla Dates Announced

May 6th-13th, 2017 The dates are set for the 2017 Harbor Sailboats Flotilla in the British Virgin Islands! Last year the club put together 10 boats with over 50 people in total. 15 knot tropical winds, 75-80 degree crystal blue water, a different island every day, and...

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...

2016 Beneteau Oceanis 31 “Open”

Harbor Sailboats and Academy Yacht Sales are offering a very attractive charter placement program for the new Beneteau Oceanis 31 “Open”. Upon purchase of their yacht, participants will enjoy usage while receiving a monthly lease payment from Harbor...