SBYC member Blake Behrens Wins the Club 420 Class Midwinters Championship

Team SBYC/SBYSF Youth Sailors had an impressive weekend at the Club 420 Class Midwinters Championship in Jensen Beach, FL. The Midwinters ranks amongst the most challenging youth sailing regattas in the United States. Congratulations to Blake Behrens and crew Elizabeth Struve for winning the Club 420 Class Midwinters Championship in Jensen Beach, FL! Right behind them was Zoey [...]

Sailing World Magazine covers Wet Wednesday aboard J/105 Repeat Offender

Thanks to Paul Harteck for this cool Wet Wednesday video taken during a Wet Wednesday.   Also check out this really cool article from Sailing World where two writers for the magazine hitch a suprise ride with the J/105, Repeat Offender, on a hitch hiker Wet Wednesday (it's worth the read).

Menace finishes 2nd at Cal Race Week

The Farr 30, Menace, owned and helmed by William Daffron, finished 2nd at the 2019 Cal Race Week in the PHRF B division.  3 Big Dogs and Namaste also competed in the event with 3 Big Dogs grabbing 8th place in a highly competitive J/70 field.  Check out full results online .

The Hardway Race from Jib & Tonic's perspective

COASTWISE SPINNAKER COURSE: From the start line off Santa Barbara, leave the fixed mark H and Anacapa Island to port, leave the R2 Ventura entrance buoy to starboard, and finish in the Ventura Harbor entrance channel. The handicap length is 47 nm.   A day on Jib & Tonic (while the sun never shone, the wind did not disappoint):   Light breeze & up coast current to start, first [...]

Uncle Bob and Taxi Dancer Compete in the Newport to Ensenada Race

The race was pretty normal for the N2E.  Wind at the start was southwesterly, so close reach, getting lifted as the afternoon goes on.  We set a chute late in the afternoon and kept it up through the finish, although peeled to the ¾-oz in the morning as the wind picked up.  We did about five total jibes. In the N2E, it’s not unusual to do many jibes and several [...]

5/6/19 Chalk Talk - Windward/leeward & luffing rights

How far can a leeward boat luff a windward boat before and after the start?  Get out your rule book and check out Rule 11, Rule 16.1, and Rule 17!

Bernie Girod (Rock & Roll) and John Vincent (Argo 3) finish 2nd at Les Voiles de St. Barth!

On April 12-18, 2019 the crew of Rock & Roll, led by owner Bernard Girod and the crew of Argo 3, led by owner John Vincent, headed down to St. Barth for the Les Voiles de St. Barth Regatta.  They both finished 2nd in their respective classes and had the experience of a lifetime.   Below is a summary from Rock & Roll owner, Bernie Girod.  Full results at:  [...]

Wet Wednesdays

SBYC hosts one of the longest and most epic Wednesday night race series in the country; the famous SBYC Wet Wednesdays.  The event boasts upwards of 75 boats on a given night with 9 fleets (PHRF A, PHRF B, PHRF C, J/70, Melges 24, Harbor 20, and J/105).  Check out this amazing video from SBYC member, Peter Trow from April 10, 2019 when wind was all over the place and keeping [...]

3/17/19 - 3 Big Dogs grabs 4th Corinthian at 2019 San Diego NOOD

3 Big Dogs and Namaste, (both SBYC J/70's), made the trek down to San Diego for the 2019 SDYC Helly Hanson NOOD regatta.  3 Big Dogs, helmed by Pat Toole, narrowly missed the podium in the Corinthian division after a tight finish to the regatta.  Congratulations to both of them!  Full Results are online at  [...]

Boomslang finishes 2nd in the Viper 640 class at 2019 Bacardi Cup!

After leading the regatta early, Boomslang narrowly missed the win at the 2019 Bacardi Cup.  They finished 2nd overall (still pretty amazing) and the boat was sailed by Geoff Fargo, Spencer Steffen, and Jon Bell.  Outstanding performance!   Full Results:

Cardremmian (Rich Miller / Geoff Slaff) finish 4th at Harbor 20 Nationals!

Team Cardremmian pulled their Harbor 20 out of the water and towed it down to Newport Harbor for the Harbor 20 Class Championship.  The only boat from Santa Barbara to make the haul, Geoff Slaff and Rich Miller finished 4th overall in the silver fleet out of 15 racing in the somewhat tricky Newport Harbor.  Awesome finish and stoked they made the trek down! Results:  [...]

Wilson Offshore Series - Tower Race #1 boasts amazing conditions

Well [...]maybe not perfectly amazing, but after months of rain and temperatures that never reached 70 degrees, a sunny and 70's day felt just right even when the breeze died out on the way to the first oil platform (whoops)!  Forutnately, it picked back up and gave the nine competing boats a beautiful downwind slalom through all seven of the oil platforms.  The 18.8 nautical [...]

Uncle Bob represents at Schock 35 Midwinters

Uncle Bob traveled to Long Beach for the Schock 35 Midwinters.  Four local Long beach boats, plus us and a boat from Oceanside.  Racing outside the breakwater, winds from about 16 – 24 with some nice/nasty chop.  Uncle Bob showed good speed, leading everyone but Long Beach local Code Blue in the first two races.  Third race was very close, with Uncle bob taking the win [...]

Gaucho Regatta

50 teams of at least four sailors attended this past weekend's Gaucho Regatta.  It was a great success even for hometown heroes Santa Barbarba High School who finished 5th overall and 3rd place school.  Dos Pueblos finished 7th overall and was the 5th best finishing school.   Thank you again to all the competitors, parents, coaches, and volunteers who made [...]

Opening Day

Local News 'Noozhawk' and several other news outlets came to cover the Santa Barbara Yacht Club Opening Day.  Below is an excerpt and you can read the full article here:   Santa Barbara Yacht Club Sails Into 147th Season with Boatloads of Fun [...]

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