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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

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...

San Diego International Boat Show

The boating industry is gearing up for the San Diego International Boat Show taking place June 18th-21st right here on Harbor Island. This has always been one of the best boat shows in the area with a huge display of Beneteau Sail and Powerboats. Academy Yacht Sales...