Santa Barbara Sailing Club

Welcome to Santa Barbara Sailing Club

The Santa Barbara Sailing Club is located in Santa Barbara, California, approximately 100 miles north of Los Angeles. Our mild Mediterranean climate allows us to sail year-round.

Santa Barbara Sailing Club (SBSC) was established in 1959 to promote primarily one-design class sailboat racing in the Santa Barbara harbor area. Since then our activities have expanded to include PHRF race categories and cruising activities. Affordable access to the sport of sailboat racing has been a primary objective of the SBSC.

SBSC is a member of the ISAF, US Sailing, the Southern California Yachting Association (SCYA), and the Association of Santa Barbara Channel Yacht Clubs (ASBCYC). We have an active inter-club racing program to accommodate all levels of racing skills and inclinations. Besides being represented at various class regattas and ocean races, SBSC stages annual regattas and is co-sponsor with the Pierpont Bay Yacht Club of the Hardway Race (Santa Barbara to Ventura around Santa Cruz Island).

The Club maintains a boat storage yard in the Santa Barbara harbor area for the benefit of Flag Members. The yard normally contains about 20 boats up to 26 feet in length. A 4000 pound capability hoist, maintained jointly by SBSC and the Santa Barbara Yacht Club, is available nearby for launching boats. In addition to boat storage, the boat yard serves as a meeting place for pre- and post-race activities.

We are an active and congenial group who believe that sailing is more fun as a group activity and we promote racing as a means of improving seamanship and sailing skills. Go to our FAQ page to learn more about the club.

Interested in becoming a member?

Download and fill out the application form here

Sent it back to:

Santa Barbara Sailing Club

P.O. Box 1542

Santa Barbara, CA 93102

or by e-mail at:

or call Michael at: 805-679-3068

Where to find us?

2 Harbor Way

Santa Barbara, CA 93109


From South

Exit Highway 101 at Garden Street / Turn Left on Garden St / Turn Right on Cabrillo Blvd / Cabrillo Blvd becomes Shoreline Dr after 1/2 mile / Turn Left at Harbor Way

From North

Exit Highway 101 at Castillo St & Harbor / Turn Right on Castillo St / Turn Right on Shoreline Dr / Turn Left at Harbor Way

Santa Barbara Sailing Club is the first gated boat area on the right once on Harbor Way