Santa Barbara, California
The history of Santa Barbara, California, begins approximately 13,000 years ago with the arrival of the first Native Americans. The Spanish came in the 18th century to occupy and Christianize the area, which became part of Mexico following the Mexican War of Independence. In 1848, the expanding United States acquired the town along with the rest of California as a result of defeating Mexico in the Mexican-American War.
If you’re considering a California sailing vacation or sailing school on the West Coast, there’s no better place than the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Not only do we provide world-class sailing instruction, but there are tons of things to see and do around Santa Barbara before, during and after your California sailing vacation.
The sheltered waters off Santa Barbara offer ideal conditions (12-16 knots) for gaining confidence while you learn to sail on J-24’s (ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing) and Catalina 32’s (ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising). During your Bareboat Cruising course (ASA 104) you’ll experience sailing to the world-famous Channel Islands National Park, only 23 miles off our coastline. This is an amazing adventure that you’ll never forget!
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Santa Barbara Harbor
Latitude: 32 degrees, 23’8″N, 119 degrees, 43’3″W | Chart: 18725
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Visitor Berths – Recreational Vessels $.90/linear foot/day
1. Base rate for the first 14 cumulative days
2. Rate doubles after 14 cumulative days
3. Minimum leave time 5 consecutive days to restore base rate
4. Day is 24 hours, commencing noon
5. Payment is due in advance. No refunds.
6. Visitor stays over 28 days subject to penalty and citation.
Visiting berths, slips and moorings are intended to accommodate boats en route to and from their home port. There shall be a charge for visiting boats not having a regularly assigned slip, end tie, or designated mooring space subject to monthly charges as provided in this resolution.
For more information, please call (805) 564-5531
Harbor Information: This is for general information purposes and should not be used as a navigation guide, use your charts!
The Harbor has over 1,000 slips and 115 permanent moorings. The following information is general in nature and in no case be used for navigational purposes.
Santa Barbara Point, 1 mile East of the light, is a high cliff at the SE limit of the narrow table and extending from Laviga Hill. The point is the beginning of a sand beach extending 0.6 mile East to Point Castillo, The West point of the breakwater forming Santa Barbara Harbor.
Conspicuous landmarks are the neon-light atop a hotel tower on the beach 1 mile East of town. several radio towers and many residences on the hillsides behind the town. At night, the lights of the city are well seen from the channel, but are obscured from the West by Laviga Hill.
The harbor has a 500-yard breakwater extending NE from Point Castillo to an extensive sandbar which forms the South side of the harbor. A jetty extends across the Sandbar about 400 yards N from the NE end of the breakwater and the jetty. The NE side of the harbor is formed by Stearns Wharf. A light is at the South end of the wharf. At night, sometimes the lights are difficult to see against the background of city lights. A radio beacon and fog signal are at the end of Stearns Wharf.
CHANNELS: A dredged entrance channel leads NW between the breakwater and Stearns Wharf then turns SW into the harbor. The channel is marked by buoys.
BUOYS/LIGHT: Santa Barbara light flashes white every 10 seconds
142 ft. 2 miles West of Harbor
Breakwater light flashes equal internal white every 2 seconds silence
Buoy “1” flashes green every 4 seconds
Buoy “3” flashes green every 2.5 seconds
Buoy “4” flashes red every 6 seconds
FOG SIGNAL: 2 blasts every 20 seconds (2 seconds blast, 2 seconds silence, 2 second blast 14 seconds silence)
DANGERS: The long sandbar North of the breakwater light is hard to see on a high tide during the night, but the mast of boats moored in the harbor are visible over the breakwater.
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