Harbor 20 North-South Challenge

Santa Barbara Yacht Club is pleased to host the 2019 Harbor 20 North-South Challenge in beautiful Santa Barbara, California on August 31 through September 1.

Registration for 2019 Harbor 20 North-South

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 August/September, 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 77 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’.

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.

Race Documents


Fleet 4 is excited to be the host for this year’s Harbor 20 East/West Challenge. We are looking forward to having you come and enjoy beautiful Santa Barbara and have some fun sailing Harbor 20’s (or as we like to call them – Ocean 20’s) with spinnakers. To help sailors and their guests make plans herein is outlined the pertinent information. Twelve boats with 24 racers, divided equally between the North and South teams, will compete in no more than 11 races over two days (August 31st and September 1st). Boats will be assigned by random draw at the Skipper’s Meetings before each day of racing.  Skippers and crews will rotate boats. Each competing boat will have an owner’s representative on board in addition to the two racers.


Friday, August 30th                         

1330-1400          Registration and check in at SBYC.
1400                   Spinnaker clinic and practice sail (weather permitting).  Meet on SBYC upper outdoor deck and we will go together to the dockside clinic. After the clinic, teams will be allowed to go out for a practice sail.
1700 - 1900         Welcome Reception at the SBYC

Saturday, August 31st                    

0930-1000          Registration and check-in on SBYC upper deck
0930-1100          No host breakfast available at SBYC
1100                   Competitor meeting & boat assignments on SBYC upper deck
1230                    Warning signal for first race
1800                    Dock Party Dinner on Marina 1

Sunday, September 1st                    

0900-1100            No host breakfast available at SBYC
1100                     Competitor meeting and boat assignments on SBYC upper deck
1230                     Warning signal for first race
1530                     No warning signal after this time
1700                     Awards at SBYC
5.2          Number of Races:  Eleven (11) races total are scheduled, with no more than six (6) races to be sailed on any one day.