Georgef, check the Santa Barbara Sailing Center. Great facility, good instructors. In a week or so you'll be a confident bareboater
. It is both a school and a club. They also have charter boats where you can live while you learn. "Social" club sailing programs are great there, too.
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Note that I have no business association with them, too
. Just like the school and the club.