Welcome to Ventura Sailing Club
Club Meetings are held on the second Tuesday of each month at 6:30 PM. Click here for more information.
- Gary Gould’s Sea Burial & Celebration of Life --> Sat @ 10:45, Sept. 20, 2014 (about 5 miles west of Channel Islands Harbor)
Gary has recently passed away after a long battle with cancer. Gary as many know was perhaps our most distinguished member and accomplished sailor. He won his class in the Singlehanded Transpac in 2010 on Pakele his Islander 36. He was a former coast guard and circumnavigator who told great stories of the remote Pacific Isles he has voyaged to only when asked. He was unassuming and humble and happy to crew aboard our old boats like Spitdog and Salty Goat. Gary chose Channel Islands Harbor to be his home port and the Ventura Sailing Club to be his sailing club and absolutely loved to participate in our odd sailing events like the Prison Break or Smuggler’s Bash. Join us also in raising a glass to Gary in his Channel Islands home after the sea burial. The Celebration of his Life will be hosted by his wife Adriene.
- Wild Turkey Classic Plastic --> Sat, November 29, 2014 (see NOR for more info)
Ventura Sailing Club is located in Ventura, California. With two public harbors and close proximity to the Northern Channel Islands, this area is often referred to as the “Gateway” to the Channel Islands. The Santa Barbara Channel is also well known for its challenging and diverse sailing conditions; the area has even been used as a training ground for America’s Cup competitors.
The Ventura Sailing Club was founded in 1975 with the objective to provide planning and leadership for a recreational program of boating activities centered in Ventura County, California. In its current incarnation, the VSC has focused on the utilization of the Channel Islands National Park and the Santa Barbara Channel as excellent grounds for staging sailboat races, as well as a premier destination for all cruising activities, for the benefit of the local boating community.