2023 Skiff Festival

The 2023 Santa Barbara Skiff Festival will be host to 29er’s, I-14’s, 505's, Weta's, and ILCA Standard and Radials as well.  It will be Ullman-Frost #4 and the Area J Smythe Qualifier.  Please select the links below for information regarding the event. If you have further questions, please contact the Santa Barbara Yacht Club Race Office: [email protected] or (805) 965-8112.

For visiting boats, 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.

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.

Race Documents


Friday, May 12

1200 Competitor briefing will be sent out via pre-recorded video. Questions about the briefing or related to the regatta may be submitted via text, or email to: Brad Schaupeter – [email protected] / (310) 850-5213. Answers to questions may be shared with all registrants via email as appropriate.

Saturday, May 13

1030 In Person Competitor Briefing
1100 Sailors shall sign in virtually for each day of racing by this time at: https://forms.gle/SJkR1DPqkMGqdZMQA 
1200 First warning signal

Sunday, May 14

1100 Sailors shall sign in virtually for each day of racing by this time at: https://forms.gle/SJkR1DPqkMGqdZMQA 
1200 First warning signal
1530 No warning signal after this time




There are several hotels on Cabrillo Blvd.within walking distance of the regatta site. Early reservations are usually necessary. More affordable options are also available in Santa Barbara or Goleta within a 15 minute drive. SBYC recommends that hotel reservations be made as far in advance as possible. Visit https://santabarbaraca.com/places-to-stay/ for a list of area hotels.



Parking is restricted to certain areas. Below is a map that shows where you can park your trailers, boats, and cars. 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 UCSB sailing docks located near the launch ramps overnight free of charge.  There is limited dock space and it is first come first serve.

Other Information

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 https://santabarbaraca.com/plan-your-trip/.