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.
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.
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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
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.
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 Available
- 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
- Sunset Cruises
- Sailboat Cruises
- Racing Courses
- Sail Trim Courses
- Spinnaker Courses
|2040 Harbor Island Drive, Suite 104San DiegoCA92101USA