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Sailing


Sailing


Click here for a list of Yacht Clubs and Marinas and Schools and Charters


By afternoon, the wind picks up on Monterey Bay, making conditions ideal for unfurling the sails. Sailboats dot the bay with color. Charter boats afford an exquisite view of Monterey's shores. Out on the bay, marine life and birds abound. The lucky sailor might even encounter a school of dolphins.

For sailors with their own vessels, the Monterey Harbormaster's Office is at Del Monte and Figueroa in Monterey.

Practice responsible sailing. Conditions can change rapidly on the bay. Check www.noaa.gov for comprehensive marine weather reports.

Carerra Sailing School and Charters has been sailing the bay since 1994. Carrera's small group sailing gives the visitor a chance to sit back and enjoy the view. Carerra books sunset sails, private charters and nature excursions. Monterey Bay Sailing and Diving also offers a variety of private and group voyages aboard their 30' yacht, as well as lessons for all levels.

Yacht Clubs and Marinas Schools and Charters

The Monterey Marina Office
351 Madison
Monterey
831-646-3950

The Monterey Municipal Yacht Club
Municipal Wharf #2
Monterey
831-372-9686

The Breakwater Cove Marina
32 Cannery Row
Monterey
831-373-7875

Monterey Bay Boatworks
32 Cannery Row
Monterey
831-375-6921

Monterey Bay Sailing & Diving
32 Cannery Row, Suite C
Monterey
831-372-7245
www.montereysailing.com

Carerra Sailing
66 Old Fisherman's Wharf
Monterey
831-375-0648
gmaly101@msn.com

Pacific Yachting & Sailing
790 Mariner Park Way
Santa Cruz
800-374-2626
831-423-7245
www.pacificsail.com






The Marine Community
Monterey Harbormaster's Office—831-646-3950
Moss Landing Harbor District—831-633-2461
Santa Cruz Port District—831-475-6161
Marine weather forecast—831-475-3033



Did You Know?
The nearly 10,000-pound Point Big Sur Lighthouse lens, beacon to sailors along the coast, is on display at the Maritime Museum. Over time, kerosene, electric light bulbs and finally 1,000-watt quartzline bulbs were used to illuminate the lens, making its light equivalent to 1.8-million candlepower, seen up to 24 miles away at sea.