2021 Junior Olympics Festival
Santa Barbara Yacht Club is pleased to host the 2021 USA Junior Olympics Festival for Area J in beautiful Santa Barbara, California on July 16-18. *Please note there will be no clinic on July 15. Event documents and registration are below.
For visiting competitors, Santa Barbara’s central California location provides easy access from anywhere between San Diego and San Francisco. Trailer storage and dockage will be available for the event.
SANTA BARBARA CHANNEL Santa Barbara Channel offers 50 miles of unparalleled scenery. It is bordered by the Channel Islands National Park to the south and the ‘American riviera’ to the north. In July, the venue typically provides a sea breeze of 12-18 knots from the WSW, but has a variety of wind conditions and average temperatures of 60-76 degrees. The city of Santa Barbara is one of Southern California’s top family vacation destinations, and offers a wide range of options for racers and their ‘shore crew’.
SANTA BARBARA YACHT CLUB
One of the oldest clubs on the west coast, Santa Barbara Yacht Club has served racing sailors since 1872. Its current location overlooks the mountains, beaches, and harbor of Santa Barbara. The club supports a wide range of one design, dinghy, and rating rule classes for all ages. The members welcome all regatta participants to enjoy SBYC, the city, and the excellent sailing conditions of Santa Barbara.
If you have further questions, please contact the Santa Barbara Yacht Club Race Office: [email protected] or (805) 965-8112. For a venue preview - see the below video.
- ONLINE DAILY SIGN-IN (must be done each day prior to 11am)
- ONLINE PROTEST FORM
- Competitor Briefing - Posted 7/15/21 at 12:20pm
- Notice of Race
- View Entrants
- Sailing Instructions
- Attachment A - On Shore Staging
- Attachment B - Racing Area
- Attachment C - Course Chart
- Attachment H - Harbor Map
- Coach Registration
- Saturday Dinner RSVP
- Competitor Briefing
- Race course location July 16, 2021 = Race Area 1
- Race course location July 17, 2021 = Race Area 1
- Race course location July 18, 2021 = Race Area 1
- Online Protest Form
- Protest Filing Deadline July 16, 2021 = 6:15pm
- 7/16/21 @ 6:15pm = 1 protest filed and withdrawn. No other protests filed.
- Protest Filing Deadline July 17, 2021 = 5:15pm
- 7/17/21 @ 5:15pm = no protests filed.
- Protest Filing Deadline July 18, 2021 =
There is a small airport in Santa Barbara (SBA) that is approximately 15-20 minutes from the sailing venue and extremely convenient, however tickets often are more expensive and the flights not direct into Santa Barbara and if you are looking for more affordable airplane tickets, you have several options approximately two hours away. Traffic is important to consider for how long it will take to get up to Santa Barbara. If there are no cars on the road, it can take as little as 90 minutes, but if traffic is bad, it can take well over three hours. Traffic times to avoid are morning commute from 7:00-9:30am and afternoon comute from 4:00-7:00pm.
- Santa Barbara Airport (SBA) – Small regional airport. Approximately 15-20 minutes drive from the venue.
- Los Angeles Airport (LAX) – Large international airport. Approximately 2 hours drive from the venue, but very traffic dependent.
- Burbank, Bob Hope Airport (BUR) – Medium size airport. Approximately 2 hours drive from the venue, but very traffic dependent.
- Long Beach Airport (LGB) – Medium size airport. Approximately 2 hours, 20 minutes drive from the venue, but very traffic dependent.
- Orange County, John Wayne Airport (SNA) – Medium size airport. Approximately 2 hours, 40 minutes drive from the venue, but very traffic dependent.
There are several hotels on Cabrillo Boulevard within walking distance of the regatta site. Cabrillo Blvd and Bath Street is the closest intersection to the regatta venue. Other more affordable options are also available in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, or Goleta within a 15 minute drive. Visit: https://santabarbaraca.com/places-to-stay/ for a list of area hotels. Camping is prohibited in the Santa Barbara Harbor parking area. Please visit: http://www.santabarbara.com/activities/camping/ for a complete list of nearby campsites.
Weather at the Venue
The average temperature in Santa Barbara in early to mid November is between 62 and 75 degrees while the water temperature is between 60 and 62 degrees on average. It is highly atypical to need a drysuit in Santa Barbara. Wind is typically 6-15 knots from the WSW in November.
Parking is restricted to certain areas. Below is a map that shows where you can park your trailers, boats, and cars. There is public parking in white stalls in the public harbor lot as shown in ‘Attachment H – Harbor Map’. All day parking costs $12 per vehicle. For those who are willing to walk, there is limited free parking in the Pershing Park parking lot (on the west side of Castillo Street, just north of the Pershing Park baseball diamonds). Please keep the roadways clear as other launch ramp visitors and the harbor patrol may be coming through at several points. Additionally, please only launch using the middle and east most ramp. Support boats may dock on the SBYC End Tie - D located in Marina 1 and shown on Attachment H. There is limited dock space and it is first come first serve.
Boat Dry Storage & Trailer Storage
Laser Performance provided boats will be set up in the north most row of the harbor launch ramp area (closest row to Cabrillo Blvd and furthest from launch ramps) as shown in Attachment A - On Shore Staging. After boats have been launched, dollies will be stored in this same location. A hose is available next to the launch ramp for rinse down at the end of each day.
Yacht Club Facilities
The Yacht Club facilities will be open to all competitors and accompanying guests. The Yacht Club only accepts credit cards for visitors.
Restrooms / Showers
Public restrooms are also available adjacent to the harbor public parking lot near the launch ramp. Additionally, the SBYC Club restrooms & showers are available during regular operating hours. The Marina restrooms are accessible with a marina gate card. Most of the Marina restroom facilities have showers.
On Shore Regatta headquarters
The On Shore Regatta Headquarters are at the corner of the SB Harbor Launch Ramp as shown in 'Attachment A - On Shore Staging'.
The racing area will be held to the south of the Santa Barbara Yacht Club and the harbor break wall. Racing will be visible from the SBYC or on the beach in front of the SBYC.
Local Health Care
Cottage Hospital is located approximately 10-15 minutes from the venue at 400 W. Pueblo Street, Santa Barbara, CA 93105.
Things to do in Santa Barbara
There are numerous day trips, activities, wine tasting, and shopping locally that can be found simply by visiting https://santabarbaraca.com/plan-your-trip/.
Thursday, July 15
1200 Registration Closes
1300 Competitor Briefing Emailed out
*Trailers allowed in SB Harbor lot on this day.
Friday, July 16
1000 - Competitor Check-In at SB Harbor Launch Ramp
1100 - Online daily sign-in deadline
1300 - Warning signal for first race
After racing - Post-race snacks at SB Harbor Launch Ramp
Saturday, July 17
Sunday, July 18
1100 - Online daily sign-in deadline
1230 - Warning signal for first race
1500 - No first warning signal after this time
After Racing - post-race snacks & awards at SB Harbor Launch Ramp