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Instructional Series

The first few days of the season are spent getting acquainted with how to rig the boats, tying sailing knots, and learning the rules of the road and basic seamanship.

Skippers’ Party

The skippers’ party is a chance for the kids to have some fun and get to know each other away from the boats.

Commodore's BBQ

Get ready to feast like a boss at the Commodore’s BBQ, with good food, great vibes, and a whole lot of fun!

Summer Jamboree

The summer jamboree is a day where we forget about racing and just have fun, on the beach and on the water.

Condo Day

It’s our responsibility to keep the condos presentable and in good condition. All families are required to lend a hand cleaning and maintaining the condos.

Alumni Regatta

We invite all Sea Shells alumni, whether you were a member as a child or as a parent, to join us at the beach on July 2nd, where we will replace our parent race with two races just for you!

Mission Bay - San Diego

Once per year, we load the Sabots and Skiffs onto a trailer and head down to Mission Bay, San Diego, for a weekend of sailboat racing, food, fun, and bumper cars.

Dinghy Jamboree

To conclude the season, we have a fun day of sailing and water games, complete with “sea monsters” trying to capsize the sailing dinghies.


Sea Shell skippers will have the opportunity to sail on boats other than our usual sailing dinghies. The vessels vary from year to year, but we have had Hobie Cats, J/24, J/105, Harbor 20, etc.

Awards Banquet

This is the last event of the season with everyone dressed up and ready to enjoy happy hour, dinner, and the sharing of stories.

Sips & Ships

Our annual wine tasting & yacht tour event, Sips & Ships, will be held on October 7, 2023 at Marina 1 in the Santa Barbara Harbor, featuring tastings of local wines and tours of selected yachts.