Ahoy alumni, friends, new skippers, and returning skippers to the 2013 Sea Shell Sailing Season!
Seashell Season 2013 has begun and we're back on the water! However new skippers can join at any time.
2013 marks the 65th year of our proud tradition of teaching boys and girls, aged 8 to 15, to sail, race, and to enjoy the beach and ocean here in the beautiful Santa Barbara harbor.
Our organization is centered on teaching kids to sail through strong family participation. Our new skippers who mostly have little to no experience quickly become comfortable sailing their own boats. As the skippers become more skilled and confident, they move on to our more challenging levels.
As usual our sailing season runs from April through October with a long break in August. The first 3 Sundays of the season are dedicated to orientation and instruction. A typical Sunday at the beach starts at noon and ends by 5 pm; rig boats on the launch ramp, sail around to West Beach, and congregate at 1pm for our “mast meeting”. We conduct four races each day – 3 for the kids and one for the adults.
Our fees for 2013 are the same bargain price as last year, $235 total for a family with one skipper and one condo space. But this year it’s even better, as each skipper will get a free club t/shirt.
Sea Shells is an all-volunteer family organization, everyone must help out. We always need help with teaching, scoring, safety, racecourse setup, social activities and club organization. We’ll use your skills.
You may find these resources useful:
1. A PDF of our 2013 calendar, which may also be found through the link in the lefthand menu:
2. A PDF or our 2013 registration packet.
Let’s all hope that the weather will continue to be as good this year as it was last year, and we can all look forward to more terrific Sundays of sun-filled sailing, camaraderie, instruction, competition and sportsmanship.
Please feel free to pass on this information and to contact me if you have any easy questions.
SBSSA Commodore 2013
(805) 636-0073 Cell
Santa Barbara Seashell Association
PO Box 3075
Santa Barbara CA 93130