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Sailing Club

Join a Sailing Adventure...

Join us or our favorite charter/adventure group leader, David Kory, on one of our sailing adventures!

Charter trips involve sharing a large charter yacht with fellow adventurers and offer the opportunity to explore exotic parts of the world while sharing the cost of the accommodations.

Coastal trips offer the opportunity to gain experience sailing the challenging California Coast, see our beautiful coastline from a new perspective, and visit some destinations that you can't reach by land.

Upcoming Charter Trips  

  • Grenada -- January 21-31, 2016: Grenada, the Spice Island, way down at latitude 12, is home to beautiful beaches, spice plantations, rum distilleries, and colorful coral gardens. Relatively undiscovered, the southern Caribbean is the premier winter getaway. Bordered by white and black sand beaches, this verdant island has for centuries been a major source of nutmeg, cloves, ginger, cinnamon and cocoa. Download a flyer...
  • Procida, Italy -- May 19th-30th, 2016: Located on the southwest coast of Italy, in the Bay of Naples. This Mediterranean paradise provides access to the stunning beauty of the Tyrrhenian Sea, Pontine and Phlegraean Islands, Amalfi Coast and the Sorrento Peninsula of the Campania Region. The islands of the Tyrrhenian Sea are volcanic in origin and have hot springs long renowned for healing power and are among the unique features of Italy. Cruising grounds are enchanting and blend the bustle of chic ports of call, such as the Isle of Capri, with the quiet ambience of small Amalfi fishing villages such as Cetara. The passages between islands are mostly short, providing plenty of time to enjoy all the pleasures of sailing as well as for sojourns ashore to explore, sample the local cuisine, and to sit idly with a cocktail at a local cafe. Get a flyer with all of the details!
  • La Paz & the Sea of Cortez -- July 1-10, 2016: Cruise around the Sea of Cortez with us! We have 4 catamarans booked and can't wait to get back to one of our favorite charter destinations! This is a very affordable trip, a great starter-charter for those who haven't done it before, and requires quite a bit less travel time than many of the trips we do. We've included airfare & hotel into the per-cabin price to keep it simple. Grab a flyer with the details and then call us to book your cabin!

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"Fill Your Own Boat" Option

If you have your own group and are qualified as a skipper, you may charter your own boat and join the club flotilla. This way, you can choose the size of boat, crew, and select your own provisioning package and other options.

Contact Brandy in our office for information about cost and availability.

Moorings and SunSail Charter Discounts

For complete information about how our Club members can receive a discount on their next charter, please call Brandy in our office.

Member's Trip Stories

Below are some of the many stories that our members love to share about their sailing vacations and adventures:


Last modified on: Tuesday, 22-Sep-2015 21:49:54 GMT