A cruise to the Channel Islands aboard Betty is a great way to explore this incredible area for the first time. Known for their rugged and pristine beauty and their windy coastlines, the islands make for challenging and spectacular cruising. Weather permitting the cruise will include visits to Anacapa, Santa Cruz and either Santa Rosa or San Miguel Islands. Except for the first evening most nights are spent at anchor, with ample time for exploring ashore. Everyone rotates duties on board including sail handling, steering, anchoring, watch standing and cleanup.
The cruise is designed for sailors who’ve acquired intermediate skills on smaller boats, and is perfect for sailors seeking an introduction to overnight cruising. Everyone is assigned a bunk and the course fee includes all permits and meals.
Students who have earned a US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification may complete their US Sailing BAREBOAT Cruising Certification on this cruise. If you choose this option please register for the US Sailing BAREBOAT Cruising Course scheduled for the same dates, or contact the office. A certification fee applies.