Channel Islands Class/Flotilla with Blue Pacific Yachting

By: Charter, Schools

Have you wanted to sail the Channel Islands of California?  This May, American Sailing School Blue Pacific Yachting is organizing two flotillas to these islands with an opportunity to work on your sailing education.  

Take your sailing to the next level? This could be the trip for you! Blue Pacific Yachting is headed to the Channel Islands TWICE this May! Choose from the following vessels: Dufour 560 and Jeanneau 440 (first come, first served). 

Time for a new adventure! 

Channel Islands Itinerary

This is a 4 or 5-day schedule to visit Anacapa, Santa Cruz and Santa Rosa Islands.

Day 1:  MDR-Scorpion Anchorage, 54nm (~8hrs @ 7kts).  If sea conditions permit, passing Anacapa Island to port can anchor for lunch in Anacapa’s Frenchy’s Cove.  Anchor overnight at Scorpion Anchorage.

Day 2:  Go ashore and go to only National Park Visitors Center in the islands and see Channel Island Foxes.  Depart Scorpion and pass Prisoners Harbor, 8nm (~1.2hrs, Prisoners currently closed due to fire) and go kayaking in Painted Cave, 9nm (~1.3hrs).  Go to Forney’s Cove, 6nm (~1hr). Anchor overnight.

Day 3:  Go ashore at Forney’s Cove and explore tide pools and hike trails along shorelines.  Depart Forney’s Cove and anchor in Bechers Bay (Santa Rosa Island), 7nm (~1hr).  Anchor overnight.

Day 4:  Go ashore in Bechers Bay depending on sea conditions.  Depart Bechers Bay for Coches Prieto (Santa Cruz Island), 17nm (~2.4hrs).  Can anchor overnight in Coches or Smugglers Cove, 10nm further (~1.4hrs).

Day 5:  Coches Prieto or Smuggler’s Cove-MDR, 64nm (~9.1hrs) or 54nm (~8hrs), respectively.

4-day itinerary skips or makes a short stop for lunch in Bechers Bay in Santa Rosa Island.

  • Vessels: Dufour 560 and Jeanneau 440 (first come, first served: choose preferred vessel while there are spots available)
  • Up to 6 students per vessel (​companions may attend for non-member rate)
  • ASA 104 certification included

Go to Blue Pacific Yachting for details

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