Sailing in San Diego is Less than Golf

June 11, 2017 by  
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Sailing in San Diego is less than Golfing or Skiing!

Reasons Why Sailing in San Diego is Less than Golf!

sailing san diego bayIf you happen to have the wealth of a monarch (but lack self-control), you could easily spend your net worth on the sport of sailing. But a valid counterpoint is how smart, eager and creative paupers also go sailing, and they spend almost nothing for the privilege.

In fact, there is a strong case to be made that sailing is among the least expensive ways to have the most fun, ever invented.

Consider, for starters, that in 2009 (the most recent data I could find) Golfer Magazine estimated that the average golfer spends about $3,000 a year on golf. Skiers spend closer to $3,500 a year, according to data published in the Atlantic in 2012. Hunters spend, on average, about $3,200 dollars a year, according to the National Shooting Sports Foundation.

Piecing together publicly available facts from sailing industry sources; by comparison, each sailor spends half as much as golfers, skiers or hunters. This is based on a rough estimate that sailing generates about $6 billion in economic impact in the United States, including boats, gear, services, transportation, soft goods, storage, slips and moorings, taxes, destination tourism, consumables and charters. If you divide economic impact by the number of sailors making it—there are about 3.6 million of us—you can estimate the amount spent by each: $1,667 a year. “Sixteen hundred dollars,” you say? “That barely buys a new Cal 20 mainsail, including speed stripes and shipping.”

If the numbers seem implausible, you may be among the sailors who spend the most (as a group and as a percent of income). Middle and upper-middle class sailboat owners (mostly baby boomers) represent 40% of all sailors, we do 35% of all of the sailing, but we spend 54% of the dollars.

We buy most of the newly built and late model boats in the U.S. We occupy most of the marina space. We make up about 95% of club memberships, we reinvest in sails, electronics and safety equipment, and we pay insurance, interest, fees and taxes; in total contributing more than $3.2 billion dollars to annual gross domestic product through our sailing.

For this opportunity, we spend between $17 and $100 an hour, every hour that we sail, depending on taste, technique and target.

And this is why Sailing in San Diego is Less than Golf!

Learn Sailing in San Diego

June 11, 2017 by  
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Learn Sailing in San Diego

Reasons to Learn Sailing in San Diego!

sailingConsidering taking up sailing? Well, there are many reasons why you should learn how to sail. Sailing is an invigorating sport that offers many rewards, not the least of which is that it’s simply so much fun. Imagine white sails billowing against a clear sky, the brisk feel of the breeze on your face, and the gentle motions of the boat as it cleanly slices through the water. Sailing aficionados often say that sailing is more than a sport—it’s a lifestyle.

While sailing is a great way to enjoy the outdoors, it also requires you to be an active participant more than almost any other type of boating. When you learn how to sail, you’ll not only become intimately familiar with all aspects of your boat, but also how your boat relates to its environment in terms of everything from the wind to the weather. This is why learning how to sail can be so fulfilling and can foster such a sense of accomplishment.

It practically goes without saying that the active nature of sailing means that it can be terrific exercise for both you and any passengers who are inclined to help out. While sailing is an active endeavor that can involve its share of physical work, it can also be an incredibly relaxing pastime as well. Sailboats can be a terrific space for onboard entertaining, whether it’s enjoying a light lunch or simply passing the time with family and friends.

Learning how to sail doesn’t have to be complicated, especially if you invest in a simple sailing course and start out learning on a small sailboat. One of the first things we’d recommend is for anyone looking to learn how to sail is that that they check out beginner sailing schools in their area.

Learn how to sail, and let’s go sailing today!

Captains Special

April 26, 2013 by  
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This Months Captains Special

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Sail Masquerade – Experience The Best Sailing Charter in San Diego

November 15, 2012 by  
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sailing san diego bayDiscover the magic of the sea aboard one of the last great racing yachts in San Diego!

This classic racing yacht located in San Diego will transport you and your closest friends or family to true romance and adventure on the sea.

Imagine yourself sailing on beautiful San Diego Bay or around Point Loma as you begin your ocean adventure aboard this classic 37 foot, racing yacht.

Completely restored, Masquerade is a sleek and comfortable yacht She will provide you a uniquely smooth and enjoyable sail, as she is solidly crafted and built for speed, but updated with the latest in modern conveniences.

You’ll be immediately struck by Masquerades beautiful teak interior and traditional yacht lines illustrating the fine craftsmanship of world class racing yacht building.

Enjoy the experience of a lifetime sailing around the waters of San Diego

Masquerade recently completed a complete interior cosmetic refit to ensure her yacht passengers can relax in comfort and style while showing off all of her original craftsmanship and beauty just the way she was when she first sailed in 1973.

We welcome you aboard. Please join us as we explore San Diego Bay, the beautiful Pacific Ocean coastlines of Southern California and beyond!

Masquerade offers a variety of sailing adventures such as:
Corporate Charters
Private Charters
Public Charters
Memorials at Sea
Sunset/Champagne Cruises
Whale Watching Tours

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San Diego Couples Cruises

November 12, 2012 by  
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sailing booze cruisesWant to enjoy a private couple’s cruise in San Diego? Sailing  San Diego Bay.com now offers private couple’s sunset cruises, dinner cruises, picnic cruises, and cocktail cruises at a special lower rate.

Our daily cruises depart from San Diego. The couple’s cruise includes a friendly, experienced Captain, so you won’t have to worry about getting lost, running out of fuel, or spending your time trying to navigate around the bay. Just relax, and enjoy your cruise! You’ll see abundant wildlife,  including dolphins, seals, and sea lions playing near the boat, amazing views of downtown, and plenty of time to hang out. Our beautiful 37 foot racing yacht provides a safe, comfortable ride, and has a restroom and kitchenette on board.

Sailing  San Diego Bay Couples Cruises Couples Cruise is the perfect fit for carefree partners looking for fun and an exciting day of sailing, ideal for adventurous couples who want to explore San Diego from the water. We have introduced  couples to some of the BEST sailing cruises in San Diego.

We welcome all types of couples to our cruises, from couples interested in anniversaries, to first dates, to couples that just want to head off shore and relax in the sun. The experiences you share are ultimately about you and your partner and exploring new horizons together. Our couples cruises can bring new life to your relationship with your spouse while allowing you to be yourself.

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Sunset Sailing Charters

November 11, 2012 by  
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sunset sailing cruisesSan Diego Bay is beautiful at night and we offer both dusk and night charters on the bay. These night charters are a perfect venue for both business functions as well as personal events. A night charter will create lasting memories of peaceful water and beautiful city lights which will be remembered for years to come. The lights of the city are truly fabulous at night. Night

These peaceful charters will slowly cruise many areas of the bay, some areas which may be visited are La Playa (also know as America’s cup Harbor), Shelter Island, Harbor Island, downtown San Diego and Glorietta Bay.

Anchoring for a short period to watch the boats come and go is also possible.

Evening and night charters are often catered, so let us know if you are interested in this. If you like something special please let us know at the time of booking and we will be happy to customize the charter for you.

Evening and night charters are operated throughout the year, but starting and ending times vary depending on the season.

 

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San Diego Sailing Charters

November 11, 2012 by  
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downtownThere are many points of interest on San Diego Bay and during your charter we will do our best to cover many of them – this area is very rich in history and sightseeing information. The Light House is open for visitors and the area provides an incredible view of San Diego Bay.Star of India

Toward the end of Point Loma is Fort Rosecrans, a national cemetery, where over 91,000 soldiers are buried. You will be able to see the white crosses from the yacht. Other tour highlights are the submarine base, Star of India, nuclear aircraft carriers, North Island Air Station, downtown San Diego, Coronado bridge as well as other attractions.As we sail past Ballast Point, you will see the giant boulders once used as ballast to both Chinese fishing villages as well as a whaling station.

There are generally dozens of various types of boats on San Diego Bay (sailboats, kayaks, military boats and tugs) to name only a few. It is common to view aircraft carriers as well as submarines coming and leaving the bay. There will also be lots of wildlife (sea lions, seals, birds etc) and we will be able to get very close, so bring your camera as you are sure to get some great pictures. The picture is of the Star of India , an icon on the San Diego waterfront

This charter can be customized to accommodate your wishes and could even include a short anchoring, so you can just sit back and watch the world go by. Let us know your wishes, we will be happy to customize the charter for you.

Remember you are reserving the entire yacht, so you have complete flexibility in what you are able to do.

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San Diego Sailing Charters

November 5, 2012 by  
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hot rum race series san diegoExperience the best Sailing experience on beautiful San Diego Bay and beyond with Sailing San Diego Bay.com. Our legendary sunset sails and relaxing afternoon Bay cruises are the perfect way to see the breathtaking San Diego skyline and local coastline.

Combine the romance of the boat with the adventure of the sea – Sail with Sailing San Diego Bay.com today.

Whether you’re looking for romantic things to do in San Diego, or you’re a family seeking a unique way to see San Diego, sailing on our restored 37′ racing yacht is something you’ll never forget. Sail around the San Diego bay, where whales, dolphins and sea lions join us as we Sip California wines and let the warm Ocean breezes blow through your hair.

Sailing San Diego Bay.com – join us daily for sunset sails or day cruises, or for special events like the multi day Adventure Cruise. We can’t wait to see you on the Boat!

We strive to make your sail on MASQUERADE a pleasant and enjoyable experience. If you have ANY questions please feel free to call us. (619) 887-5443

Day Sail

Thank you for choosing to sail with Sailing San Diego Bay.com. The Following is a list of items that will make your trip more enjoyable.

1. HAT (To keep the sun off of you face)
2. LIGHT JACKET OR SWEATSHIRT (Depending on the time of year it can be chilly on the water)
3. SUN SCREEN OR SUNBLOCK ( During the summer months the sun can reflect off the water and give you a substantial burn)
4. TENNIS SHOES (Any non marking soles would be appreciated, and they will grip better for keeping a good footing while underway)
5. MOTION SICKNESS MEDICATION ( If you have problems with motion sickness try Bonnine or Dramamine. Please take an hour in advance.
6. SUN GLASSES (It is bright out on the water even when it is not sunny)
7. FOOD & BEVERAGES (Depending on the time of day you may want to bring your favorite beverage to drink or a sack lunch
8. SHORTS OR COOL CLOTHING (In the warmer months it can be warm out on the wate
9. CAMERA  (We are guaranteed to see plenty of sea life and I will be happy to take pictures of you and your family on MASQUERADE)
10. iPod or iPhone ( Our stereo is iPod / iPhone compatible for your listening enjoyment

The above list will make your sailing a more pleasant and enjoyable experience.

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Team Building Sailing Programs

November 12, 2010 by  
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team buildingWe offer a robust team building sailing program that organizations use for many purposes; as rewards; to build camaraderie among new or changing teams; to learn new skills and insights for achieving better results in their organizations. Sailing is rich with business client button parallels. It is an activity that succeeds with teamwork, communication, on-the-spot problem solving and solid leadership.

“The Pacifica Sailing Charters Team Challenge” is a 3-hour team-building sailing regatta which creates a unique opportunity for a company to enhance the team spirit of a select group of participants.

We split up groups into smaller teams of six sailors per yacht. Along with our US Coast Guard Licensed Skipper/ Team Building leader and crewman, we guide and instruct all participants in the rudiments of sailing as they practice in a fun, teambuilding sailing race.

The participants can use their new skills in the challenge of competition and working together as a cooperating team. All yachts involved use the team work needed to sail and win the race.

The sail in not over strenuous for any of the participants. Participants should be in average health conditions to compete.

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Ranger 37 Challenge – One Boat (6-8 persons)
Includes Captain, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $1,800

Schock 35 Challenge – Two Boats (8-12 persons)
Includes Captain, Crewman, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $2,400

Schock 35 Challenge – Three Boats (Up to 18 persons)
Includes Captain, Crewman, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $2,800

Americas Cup Challenge – Dennis Connor’s 82’ Americas Cup Race Yacht (Up To 24 persons)
Includes Captain, Crew, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Team T-Shirts and Photographer
Cost: $3,600

 

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The results of Team Challenge can build confidence, leadership, trust, and teamwork. (Our Team Challenges can accommodate up to 24 people depending on what package you choose – For detailed information, please read below.

Our fleet is based in San Diego. Our Captains are seasoned racing captains and are competitive and professional.
The cost includes the Yacht, a USCG Captain / Team Building leader and one crewman.

We developed with the “Team Challenge” sailing program which parallels concepts in similar corporate development programs such as the “Ropes Course.”

We take large groups of people that work for the same company and bring them together in a different environment: A Sailboat. We proceed to have them participate in a group sailing race that is fun but can get competitive and challenging, similar to their outside work environment.

One of the goals we are trying to accomplish is to sail the yacht as a team, working with your colleagues on building a network together.

DIVERSITY AND INDEPENDENCE

team buildingTeam Building Sailing EventIn most companies today there are many diverse, ethnic individuals or different levels of management. Our “Team Challenge” brings everyone together on our sailboats as an equal in their team.

The United States is beginning to follow other countries’ success by following their group problem solving and teamwork skills. For a long time in the U.S. everyone seemed to be striving for their own personal success, working independently. However, when you combine that group strategy, the success results will be obvious. This is another point we hope our Team Challenge companies walk away with in our program.

TEAMWORK EQUALS SUCCESS AND BETTER RESULTS

Sailing requires a cooperative team, like a successful business, with crew members working together to develop a productive, efficient, and an interactive result. Whether offered as a reward to successful veterans or an incentive for increased productivity among aspiring staff, or as a catalyst for “breaking the ice” for newly formed teams, our “Team Challenge” offers an enjoyable, effective, and safe means towards your goals.

THE EVENT

team buildingWe proceed to split a large group up into small groups of six. Conceivably we can accommodate 18-24 people with three yachts and skippers. Our Skippers are USCG Licensed and have qualities of unsurpassed communication skills, patience, and the ability to diplomatically instruct the sailing group to sail the yacht as a true working team.
Each skipper will take their group onboard the sailing yacht and cover safety gear and basic boat parts and simple functions before departure to the bay. Once out sailing he will rotate each person in a sailing role and let the crew actually race the boats.

At a designated time, our chase boat will blow a horn to signal a 5 minute warning before the start of the Team building race. All boats cross the starting line with enthusiasm and vigor. We understand that some people have never been on a boat in their lives, and that’s fine. The event is designed with the total newbie in mind.

What’s great about this program is that six people have to work together to make the boat move. Each person is a contributing factor to the equation of doing their best to make the boat win. Participants can learn more about their other working mates. Who takes over in a stressful situation? Are those that have the sailing knowledge willing to teach the others so that the entire boat can sail more effectively, or do they need to show off their skills and try to single hand the entire boat themselves?

EVERYONE WINS WITH TEAMWORK

As you will see from the testimonials below, the Pacifica Sailing Charters Team Challenge Events are a powerful catalyst for positive change and accelerated learning. Feel free to call us to discuss your specific needs. Our consultants and planners will be able to focus our resources on your goals. Includes food and beverages, Team Shirts, Breakfast, Catered Lunch, Video and Photographs.

HERE ARE A FEW COMMENTS FROM PAST TEAM CHALLENGERS….

“I was looking for a unique team building experience for our team and Mick delivered.
 
I went onto the boat not knowing a single thing about sailing. By the end of it I was managing
the head sail and tacking…it was a great learning experience. Mick did a great job of giving us
directions and organizing the event. He also provided a nice lunch and was able to customize it
based on dietary concerns. Everyone on staff was easygoing and great to talk to. I hope that we
can do another event with these guys sometime in the future.”
 
Osman U.
Ashburn, VA

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“Three things are needed to deliver an over the top Team-Building event:
 
1. A dynamic presenter who knows team building.
2. An activity that can only be accomplished with team work.
3. Life changing lessons.

Mick Moore of Pacifica Sailing Charters has redefined the way these three principles impact performance.
I signed up my team for an “excursion” on Mick’s sailboat. He exceeded my expectations.
 
The excitement level was huge as we were sailing out into the Pacific Ocean.
Mick’s way of holding every job on the boat at a high level encouraged participation and warranted team work.
In life not everything goes according to plan and on the sailboat we got to experience having to work together
and NOT blame each other when things didn’t go as planned. Those lessons are priceless.

I recommend Mick Moore and Pacifica Sailing Charters of San Diego without the slightest bit of reservation.

Dan Boe
The Selling Shop”

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The Pacifica Sailing Charter Team Challenge is a unique, adventurous, sailing program for groups of people that work together. It is an excellent verification of the power that lies in cooperation, communication, confidence, and leadership for the effective and efficient execution of a sailing challenge.

With the Pacifica Sailing Charter Team Challenge training program, small teams of six sailors per boat can experience aspects of self-confidence, leadership, trust, and teamwork. Sailors will expose the potential to excel in a truly cooperative effort and share in a unique comradery that they may not normally undergo in their usual work environment.

Feel free to contact us to discuss more of the details to arrange the “Team Building Challenge” sailing activity for your company.

Live To Sail
Mick Moore
Pacifica Sailing Charters
USCG Master 50 GT Lic# 3511036
(619) 887-5443
info@pacificaSailingCharters.com

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Sunset Sailing Cruises

September 13, 2010 by  
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sunset sailing cruisesEnjoy a beautiful sunset cruise with sailing san diego bay.com. Climb aboard and capture the romance of the sun setting into the Bay with a cool breezes and breathtaking views. Enjoy the beauty of the San Diego skyline with your friends or that special someone as the sun dips into the sea  while on this private sunset sail.

Our captain will take you around the Bay where you will see many of San Diego’s finest attractions. Sit back and enjoy  a cool glass of champagne or your favorite wine and sail into the sunset. We guarantee your sailing trip will be a fun and memorable. Take this opportunity to look for dolphins and other sea wild life, pour a glass of champagne and  take in the sights, or snuggle up at the spacious settee down below in the cabin. The cabin also has bathroom and berth. Plenty of space for a relaxing sail.

The three hour private cruise sails San Diego Bay gives you a great view of the Downtown skyline, Navy ships, and wild life. If a romantic evening is your plan, add wine glasses and an ice bucket for that extra special touch.

Prices start at $120 per person, includes food and beverage

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