Santa Barbara to King Harbor

Thank you so much to the 2024 sponsors!  Santa Barbara Chandlery Yacht Sales, Sea Coast Yacht Sales, Harbor Marine Works, Shoreline Boat Works, and Ullman Sails.
Welcome to the Santa Barbara to King Harbor Race page. This distance race spanning nearly 80 nautical miles has been a tradition for Santa Barbara and King Harbor for over 50 years and typically fields between 80 and 100 entries per year.

Online Registration for the 2024 Race

Please select the links below for information regarding the event, including the online merchandise store, registration, notice of race, and more. Come to one of the premier distance races and part of the Wilson Series and enjoy the legendary hospitality of Santa Barbara and King Harbor. If you have further questions the event documents below cannot help, please contact the Santa Barbara Yacht Club Race Office: [email protected] / (805) 965-8112 or the regatta chairs.

KHYC – Rosemary Vullo - [email protected]
SBYC – Rob Miller - [email protected]
Principal Race Officer: Brad Schaupeter – [email protected] / (805) 965-8112

Race Documents

  • Register / Entrants
  • Notice of Race
  • Sailing Instructions 
  • Attachment A - Schedule of Starts
  • Attachment B - Cruising Class Log 
  • Attachment H - SB Harbor Map
  • Class Assignments (to be posted 7/25/24)
  • Entries by Sail Number
  • Entries by Boat Name
  • Competitor Briefing (to be posted 7/24/24)


Tuesday, July 25 - SBYC          

1000-1600                 SBYC Race Office Open (805) 965-8112

Wednesday, July 26 - SBYC

1000-2200                 Santa Barbara Yacht Club Open
1000-1600                 SBYC Race Office Open (805) 965-8112
1130-1400                  Lunch Menu served
1650                           First Start for SBYC Wet Wednesdays
1800                           SBYC Wet Wednesday BBQ & Party
*The SBYC Bar is always open once food is being served until the club is closed.  

Thursday, July 27 - SBYC

1000-2300                Santa Barbara Yacht Club Open
1300-1800                 Registration Desk Open
1130-1430                  Lunch Menu served
1700                           SBYC Party with live music
1800                           SBYC BBQ begins

Friday, July 28 – SBYC / KHYC

0730-2200                Santa Barbara Yacht Club Open
0730-1000                 Breakfast (no host)
0800-1000                Registration Desk Open
1155                            First Warning Signal
     - King Harbor Yacht Club Open all day –
Upon Arrival        Complementary snacks
Until 2am               KHYC Bar Open

Saturday, July 29 - KHYC

0700                         King Harbor Yacht Club Open
0800-1400                KHYC breakfast & Lunch Served
1400                          Merchandise Sales
1500                          Awards Party – appetizers and music
1600                          Awards presentation
1800                          Shrimp Feed 


Facility Information & Logistics

*All facilities are also shown on ‘Attachment H – Santa Barbara Harbor Map

Boat Delivery AND Arrival

Santa Barbara slip reservation may be done through the online entry process available online at Dockage will be available for pre-registered boats at the fee of $2.10 per foot per night for boats under 65 feet in length and $3.60 per foot for boats 65 feet and longer. The boat arrival date and accurately calculated fees must be included with each entry. Unpaid entries will not receive dock space.
Santa Barbara - Upon arrival by sea to the Santa Barbara Harbor, each boat is asked to call the Santa Barbara Harbor Department on VHF Channel 12. The Harbor Department will ask boats to proceed to the Accommodation Dock at the west end of the harbor directly in front of the Harbor Department to receive a dye tab in their tank. Competitors may then radio the Santa Barbara docking committee on VHF Channel 78 to receive their slip assignment. In some circumstances due to the size of a boat, the harbor department may ask the vessel to go directly to their assigned slip over the radio. As a policy, the Harbor Department and docking committee do not release slip assignments in advance.
King Harbor - Upon finishing in Redondo Beach, yachts requiring guest moorage will be met by KHYC docking committee boats to be escorted to a mooring location. The docking committee will monitor Channel 78. Boats should be equipped and prepared to anchor if necessary.

Marina Gate Entry 

The Marina One entrance is located just a short jaunt down from SBYC as shown in ‘Attachment H – Santa Barbara Harbor Map’. Marina gate cards can be purchased for $10 each from the harbor department (located next to SBYC). If you have a marina gate card from prior visits, bring it with you as it can be reactivated at the harbor department office free of charge. The Marina One gate will be unlocked from noon on Thursday until noon on Friday.


Yacht Club Facilities

Many yacht club facilities will be open to all competitors at stated on the ‘Attachment S - Santa Barbara Schedule of Events’. Please be aware that a large portion of the SBYC is currently under renovation and being remodeled. Therefore, dining is currently only taking place outdoors. The yacht club accepts credit card charges for visitors.


Restrooms / Showers

The Marina restrooms are accessible with a marina gate card.  The yacht club restrooms are available during regular operating hours or with a SBYC parking lot gate card after hours.  Public restrooms are also available adjacent to the harbor public parking lot.  Most restroom facilities have showers. 

Ice & Supplies

There is a Harbor Market located adjacent to SBYC with ice and other supplies available for purchase. There will be ice available for competitor boats on the day of the race in the parking lot of SBYC.

Vehicle Parking for boat owners, Crew, and Spectators

SBYC parking lot is reserved for member only parking.  Boats arriving in Santa Barbara by trailer and hoisting into the water may be permitted in the SBYC parking lot for a short period of time to prepare the boat to launch.  Call the front desk at (805) 965-8112 for entry into the lot in this special circumstance.
For crew, spectators, and other guests, there is a public parking lot on the north side of the harbor as shown in ‘Attachment H – Santa Barbara Harbor Map’.  All day parking costs $12 per vehicle (fractional costs for less time stayed).  Trailer parking costs $10 per day.  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).

LAUNCHING – hoist out

For boats under the weight capacity of one ton, you may hoist in or out of the water via the SBYC hoist.  The SBYC hoist is located on the pier closest to the yacht club (gray in color).  The hoist key is available at the front desk of SBYC. 
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.  However, it is a very long pier to back down and you are likely to encounter considerable commercial traffic and tourism. 
For boats above the hoists’ capacities, Harbor Marine Works is the only local boatyard capable of launching.  You can find more information at  The next closets launch site is Ventura Harbor Boatyard –
You may also ramp launch your boat at the public launch ramp.  All launching options are shown in ‘Attachment H – SB Harbor Map’.

Trailer Storage

There may be limited trailer storage in the SBYC parking lot depending on the date of request.  Please email the SBYC Race Director, Brad Schaupeter at [email protected] to arrange for a parking spot and entrance into the lot. Trailers that need to stay for more than 24 hours may need to stay in the SB Harbor public parking lot.

On Shore Regatta headquarters

On Shore Regatta Headquarters will be located at SBYC downstairs on the lower deck or lawn. Signage will point to this location or you may ask the receptionist.

Rigging / sail repairs / Bottom Cleaning

Harbor Marine Works is located adjacent to the SBYC parking lot.  Scrub a Dub Dive Service is available for bottom service ([email protected]). 


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: for a list of area hotels.  Camping is prohibited in the Santa Barbara Harbor parking area. Please visit: for a complete list of nearby campsites.


Things to do in Santa Barbara

There are numerous day trips, activities, wine tasting, and shopping locally that can be found simply by visiting