2018 Fiesta Cup

2018 Fiesta Cup

Welcome to the 2018 Fiesta Cup Event Page. The 12th annual Fiesta Cup will take place on July 21st-22nd at Santa Barbara Yacht Club. A luau styled barbecue caps off racing Saturday.  Classes invited include J/70, J/105, J/24, Harbor 20, and Melges 24.  For visiting boats, Santa Barbara’s central California location provides easy access from anywhere between San Diego and San Francisco. Trailer storage and docking will be available for the event (please review the Facility Info and Logistics link below for more information on this). 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 March, the venue provides a variety of wind conditions and average temperature near 70 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: racing@sbyc.org or (805) 965-8112.

Regatta Chairs:  Jane Watkins - janewatkinsinsb@gmail.com
SBYC Race Director:  Brad Schaupeter - racing@sbyc.org / (805) 965-8112 ext. 114

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    • Santa Barbara Yacht Club
      2018 Fiesta Cup 
      July 21st - 22nd, 2018

      Vehicle Parking for CREW, SPECTATORS, and OTHERS  
      Due to short supply of parking in the SBYC club lot, competitor vehicles will only be allowed in the SBYC lot for short periods of time to unhitch and hitch boat trailers. However, there is a public parking lot on the north side of the harbor as shown in Attachment B – SB 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). 

      Trailer Storage
      Upon arrival, boats may be set up to launch in the rear portion SBYC parking lot, adjacent to the boat yard. After boats have been launched, trailers will be stored the west end of the SBYC lot as shown in Attachment B – SB Harbor Map. Please contact the front desk for entrance into the SBYC lot - (805) 965-8112.

      Yacht Club Facilities
      The Yacht Club facilities will be open to all competitors. No-host competitor breakfast will be available each day of the regatta starting at 10:00am. The Yacht Club only accepts credit card charges for visitors.

      Marina Gate Entry
      The Marina One entrance is located between SBYC and the breakwater as shown in Attachment B – Santa Barbara Harbor Map. Marina One gate cards may be purchased from the harbor department for $7 (located next to SBYC). Restrooms / Showers The Yacht Club restrooms are available during regular operating hours or with a SBYC parking lot gate card after hours. The Marina restrooms are accessible with a marina gate card. Public restrooms are also available adjacent to the harbor public parking lot near the launch ramp. Most of the Marina restroom facilities have showers.

      Free lodging may be provided on a first come – first serve basis on boats in the harbor and at members’ houses. To request housing, please indicate on your entry form, how many people, who they are, when you will arrive, and when you will depart. An email with housing assignments will go out two days prior to the first day of racing. Additionally, there are several hotels on Cabrillo Boulevard within walking distance of the regatta site. Other more affordable options are also available in Carpinteria, Santa Barbara, or Goleta within a 15 minute drive. Visit: http://www.santabarbaraca.com/hotels-and-hideaways/ 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.

      The SBYC hoist is located on the pier closest to the yacht club (gray in color). The hoist key is available from the front desk of SBYC. If available, it is suggested you enlist the assistance of a SBYC member who is experienced with the use of the hoist. The 4 ton city hoist is beige in color and located at the end of the long pier next to the SBYC hoist and runs on quarters. If you feel you must lift your boat without attaching the keel and launch with the keel down, you will want to use this hoist. However, it is a very long pier to back down and you are likely to encounter considerable commercial traffic and tourism. This hoist is also known to have an appetite for Windex’s. You may also ramp launch your boat at the public launch ramp shown in Attachment H – SB Harbor Map (available on the event website – https://www.sbyc.org/2018-star-lipton).

      Boat Wet Storage
      Once boats have been launched, they may be rafted off of end tie D as shown on Attachment H – SB Harbor Map. Boats may be rafted four deep and four long. Additional rafting storage may be available off of the Youth Foundation dock and assigned at check in.

      On Shore Regatta headquarters / Protest Room
      The On Shore Regatta Headquarters and Protest Room will be located at SBYC downstairs in the ‘Fleet Room’. Signage will point to this location or you may ask the receptionist.

      Things to do in Santa Barbara
      Below is a map of local services in Santa Barbara.  Additionally, there are numerous day trips, activities, wine tasting, and shopping locally that can be found simply by visiting http://www.santabarbaraca.com/things-to-do/.

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