Harbor Sailboats
www.harborsailboats.com (800) 854-6625

Harbor Sailboats is San Diego’s Premier Sailing Club, offering award winning instruction aboard California’s most modern fleet of sailboats including 12 brand new Capri 22’s for ASA 101. Founded in 1969, Harbor Sailboats offers ASA sailing courses from Basic Keelboat to Advanced Coastal Cruising including ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran. In addition to offering the International Proficiency Certificate for European/Mediterranean chartering, Harbor Sailboats also offers learn to sail vacations. Spend the week aboard a luxurious sailing yacht while a certified instructor prepares you for a lifetime of confident sailing. Every boat in the Harbor Sailboats fleet passes an annual United States Coast Guard safety inspection and all dock staff members are USCG Licensed Captains and ASA Certified Instructors.

Located at the West end of Harbor Island on the beautiful San Diego Bay, Harbor Sailboats is no stranger to seemingly 75 degree year-around weather. San Diego Bay is the ultimate location for sailing lessons because of the protected bay and steady winds ranging for 10-15 knots, it’s unlike any other sailing location in the United States.

Harbor Sailboats prides its self on offering top level instruction and the newest and most well-kept sailing fleet in all of California. The fleet consist of over 30 sailboats by the top builders Beneteau, Catalina and Lagoon. We’re open seven days a week and are always available over phone or in person. Stop by anytime to walk the docks and let us show you why Harbor Sailboats is the best choice for those looking to set the proper foundation for a lifetime of sailing.

ASA Sailing Certification Courses Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to skipper an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30-45' feet in length during a multi-day liveaboard cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds (up to 30 knots) and sea conditions.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Flotillas
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • We love sailing with Harbor Sailboats - the classes are top notch, the staff is friendly and the prices are reasonable. We look forward to seeing Steve on the dock- always helpful and friendly. San Diego's best- it's why we live here![read more]

    Renee - Harbor Sailboats

  • I absolutely love the fleet of boats. I've thoroughly researched other sailing clubs and nothing even comes close. If you want to learn how to sail (the right way) then this is the club you want to join. I'm proud to call Harbor Sailboats my home.[read more]

    Brian - Harbor Sailboats

  • I just completed my ASA 101 and was extremely impressed with our trainer. Steve was very knowledgeable, a great communicator and took his job very seriously yet made the course absolutely enjoyable - a true professional at what he does.[read more]

    Ted - ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

  • I've been a member for 12+ years, and it's the best sailing club I've ever experienced. The fleet is constantly upgraded, the boats are always well maintained, and the fact that 100% of your membership is applied to sailing makes it the best deal![read more]

    Jason - Harbor Sailboats

  • Just finished ASA 104 and Captain Dave Brotherton is top notch (I also had him for ASA 103). I have chartered several boats from them too and I have always been impressed with the cleanliness of the boats and the professionalism of the staff.[read more]

    Tyler - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Contact Information

Harbor Sailboats

Address 2040 Harbor Island Drive, Suite 104San DiegoCA92101USA
Phone (800) 854-6625
Website www.harborsailboats.com
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