52' 'Hula Girl' Sailing Sloop Charter in San Diego

52 ft
10 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy San Diego by boat. Charter a 52' Santa Cruz 50 Sloop for up to 10 people. Rates as low as $2000 per day.


  • $2000 per day


Legendary Sled Hula Girl available for West Coast events.
Complete racing inventory, current rating certificates, OSR Category 1 compliant equipment. Available to highly qualified teams as a bareboat, or as a fullly managed program with coaches/crew. Complete refit completed in 2013, including new carbon rig. She is the fastest SC50 afloat. 

We are proud to have one of the most famous sleds on the West Coast in our stables. Hula Girl is a Turboed Santa Cruz 50, designed and built the the Wizard himself, Bill Lee.  Formerly named Gone With The Wind, this boat has been continually updated and is now faster than ever before.  With a carbon rig and updated appendages (a "T" keel and carbon rudder designed by Bruce Nelson), there is simply no better SC50.

Most recently, Hula Girl was Paul Cayard's personal boat. After an extensive search for a well-sailing offshore boat, one of the most accomplished sailors in the world bought Hula Girl and performed an extensive re-fit prior to the 2008 Pacific Cup. Said Paul in an email from the boat during that race: "...this thing flies!  With such a long and narrow hull the boat likes to sail low and fast. At the moment we have 19 knots of wind and are surfing down waves at a comfortable 14.5 knots. It's just incredible how responsive the boat is, especially as the breeze increases."

The boat has tremendous speed potential.... she is notorious for her 2003 Coastal Cup run, where she came into Catalina Island three hours before the next Santa Cruz 50 or 52, hitting a top speed of 27.5 knots and correcting out first in front of Pegasus, TP52s, and all other Class-A boats.

We offer:

Skippered Charters

Come sailing with us! Our skippers are part of our instructional staff, so if you want to learn a bit on your trip and participate in the sailing of the boat, we’ll be happy to put you to work… but of course if you just want to kick back and relax, that’s perfectly fine.  Our venues represent some of the best sailing destinations in the world. Each location boasts fantastic scenery, great destinations, and exceptional sailing conditions.

  • San Francisco Bay
  • San Diego
  • Puerto Vallarta, Mexico


We offer sailing charters and trips on sailboats from 26 to 65 feet and can accommodate parties of all sizes.  All of our charters are private affairs.  We are not a ‘cattle boat’ company, and your group will be the only ones aboard, so we will custom tailor the experience to your goals.

Bareboat Charters

Qualified sailors can charter a boat without a skipper at each of our locations.  We have boats ranging from 26 to 52 feet (contact our office for current availability and scheduling for each location).  We expect a minimum experience level equivalent to US Sailing Basic Keelboat or Basic Cruising level (depending on the location), and a checkout is mandatory.

  • All sailors must have a good familiarity with their intended sailing venue, including prevailing conditions and dominant weather patterns.
  • All candidates must pass a written, multiple choice test administered by our staff.
  • Candidates must complete, to our satisfaction, an on-the-water demonstration of skill, including such maneuvers as heaving -to, reefing, crew-overboard recovery, and docking under sail.


Racing Charters

We are your one-stop shop for racing charters on the West Coast. In addition to the largest fleet of racing boats in California, we also have a strong network and can source a vessel for most any need.  We can provide grand-prix level boats for all events, including such regattas as Big Boat Series, Yachting Cup, MEXORC, and offshore classics including Transpac, Pacific Cup, and the host of California to Mexico races.

Boats may be provided turn-key, with coaches and/or crew to assist your efforts, or bareboat to fully qualified teams.  Contact us to discuss your goals and the possibilities.

We also provide individual berths on our fully managed ‘pay-to-play’ programs.

Teambuilding and Corporate Events

Our corporate clients turn to teambuilding for a variety of reasons. Some are looking to host a productive teambuilding session with specific goals in mind. Others prefer to have a general interactive activity to promote camaraderie. Maybe a sales team desires an incentive or reward for their successful efforts. Whatever your goals might be, we can create a beneficial and memorable experience.

Every event we conduct is custom-tailored to our clients’ needs, and will work with you to achieve your goals within your budget.  We offer events ranging from a couple hours in length, to multiple days.  Small groups and executive sessions are available, and we can host large organizations with many attendees. We can provide a full suite of services, including food and beverage services, team gear/clothing, company branding on the boats, photo/video production, etc.


  • Type: Sloop
  • Capacity: 10 People
  • Make Model: Santa Cruz 50 (SC 50)
  • Security Deposit: $2000
  • Year: 1980
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 52 ft


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Cabin
  • Wheel steering
  • Inboard Engine
  • Autopilot
  • Chart Plotter
  • Dinghy
  • Single Engine
  • Fuel type: Diesel
  • Galley Stove & Oven
  • Berth
  • Furling Headsail
  • Furling Mainsail
  • Head

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J World

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Member Since Apr 2014

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  • 2240 Shelter Island Dr
  • San Diego, California 92106,
  • United States
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