California Cruising

Join us for one or both off shore passages to Santa Barbara Harbor and Back. Each leg covers more than 300 nautical miles, while exploring Catalina Island, Santa Barbara Harbor and Santa Cruz Island.

We will be island hopping from Newport Beach to Santa Barbara Harbor and plan to spend each night at anchor.  Your instructor will focus on the cruising experience, safety, navigation, anchoring, sail handling, provisioning and route planning with all crew members participating equally in the operation of the boat. This is an excellent opportunity for an off shore adventure, getting your Bareboat Certification, and experiencing the Channel Islands.  The train station in Santa Barbara is very near the marina, simplifying transportation for each leg of the trip.

Leg 1, Newport Beach to Santa Barbara Harbor
We sail the morning with our first night at Catalina, then the little jewel of Santa Barbara Island followed by a visit to Santa Cruz Island before sailing in to Santa Barbara Harboring the afternoon.

Leg 2, Santa Barbara Harbor to Newport Beach
We sail the morning, spending the first night at Santa Cruz Island, then down to Santa Barbara Island and off to Catalina before sailing in to Newport Harbor in the afternoon.

OCC’s Catalina 42 Betty is a well-equipped coastal cruiser with four cabins, and she has spent plenty of time in the Channel Islands.  This is a great opportunity for sailors with intermediate sailing skills looking for an off shore cruising experience and cruising beyond Catalina. 

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    • Bareboat Cruising

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