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The Sailing Club

Making the Sport of Sailing Accessible to Everyone

Since 1962, The Santa Barbara Sailing Center’s “Club” has sought to make the sport of sailing accessible to everyone. We are not only here to save you money on your charters, but to provide an exciting arena for all your yachting needs.  From parties and seminars, to flotillas and fireworks, we’re all about fun on the water.
With over 40 boats in our program, as well as a large staff with impressive sailing resumes, we’re eager to plot an unforgettable course for you and your family towards a lifestyle of cruising.

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Award-Winning Sailing School

The Santa Barbara Sailing Center is also home to an award winning Sailing School, which has won the prestigious American Sailing Association School of the Year two years in a row.  Our school offers every level of professional accreditation, as well as specialty programs such as Heavy Weather Tactics and Racing.  Your confidence in yourself and the yacht to withstand heavy conditions will be unsurpassed after you experience sailing around the California Channel Islands.


We're committed to meeting all of your yachting needs

We look forward to having you make us your Port of Call soon!

We are very proud of the fact that we have numerous members that have remained with us since the early 1980s,
and continue to log in unbelievable experiences year after year.

Please stop by our facility for an onsite orientation, and let us show you what makes our club so unique.

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On-the-Water Fun for the Whole Family

A Program with Something for Everyone

Club Benefits

  • Great low cost alternative to boat ownership.
  • Enjoy the pleasure and excitement of sailing and let SBSC take care of maintenance etc.
  • Substantial discounts off SBSC services and merchandise.
  • Quick, priority reservations.
  • Your family has access to over 40 boats in our program for discounted rates

Big Discounts

  • 25% discount on all rentals and charters.
  • 25% off on all 6 pack / DD private charters.
  • Up to 70% savings by using budget busters (1/2 day rates)
  • Just 50% deposit reserves your multiple day charter.
  • Free early board privileges enable you to check-in the night before your charter.
  • 15% discount on all ASA certification for sailing instruction, refresher courses and seminars.
  • 25% off of merchandise

Other Advantages

  • Club Member Social Sails every Monday through Friday (Spring/Summer after 4pm. & Winter/Fall after 3pm.) – YEAR ROUND!  Once the late afternoon arrives, you can experience affordable water time on J-24’s and Catalina Yachts by joining this popular club member get-together. Cost is only $25 per member and $30 for guests.
  • Access to a network of reciprocal sailing clubs throughout the world.
  • Access to the club house with a relaxing environment, great view, sailing magazines, nautical books and wireless internet.
  • Exclusive invitations to club socials and special events.
  • $5.00 tickets aboard the Double Dolphin’s Sea Lion, Coastal, Sunset, or Whale Watch Cruises.
  • 50% off tickets aboard the Double Dolphin’s Specialty Cruises (Music on the Water, Sipping on the Sea, Parade of Lights, New Year’s Eve, Valentine’s Day & 4th of July Cruises)
  • Guests receive 10% off of rentals and Double Dolphin cruises.
  • Members receive e-mails when there are last minute openings (Usually a 3 day notice) in an ASA 101, 103, 104 or 106 course.  These heavily reduced tuition rates can be used as a refresher, or for a household family member to take the course for the first time.  ASA 101 ($115), ASA 103 ($150), ASA 104 ($295), ASA 106 ($575)
  • Discounted rate and waived initiation on unlimited Kayak and SUP membership.
  • The Santa Barbara Sailing Center is proud to announce a new partnership with Cathedral Oaks Athletic Club & Santa Barbara Athletic Club (Part of the SWELL family).   Our club members will now have access to a truly remarkable deal… Only $99.00 Registration Fee at either of these fantastic athletic clubs.  This is a savings of up to $800.00!  As you know, we are always striving to expand on membership benefits, especially when it pertains to outdoor enthusiasts and fitness.  This is a terrific opportunity and we are extremely happy to extend this out to all of our club members.

For more details on how to activate this perk, please contact Ian FitzGerald (Sailing Center Manager).

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Membership Pricing

Life Time Household Family Membership Initiation Fee: $525.00
Membership Dues: $28/Month - Billed quarterly at $84

This is a one-time fee. Please look into one of our Instructional or Charter Packages which helps to eliminate the Membership Initiation Fee.

* Unpaid dues will result in cancellation of membership.
* Reactivation of membership requires payment of either current initiation fee or back dues, which ever is lower.

Prices are subject to a 12% Port Tax. CA State Tax may apply.

Billing Options

Automatic Bill Pay:

Automatic $84 quarterly charge to your credit card on file

Invoice Billing:

Invoice for $84 quarterly and mail a check

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Prices are subject to a 12% Port Tax. CA State Tax may apply.