J80 Performance Sailing Sloop in San Diego

26 ft
4 Guests

About This Boat

Enjoy San Diego, California from the water! Charter the 26ft J/80 Sailboat for up to 4 people. Rates as low as $300 per day. This boat is available for Skippered and Bareboat Charters. 


● Full Day: $300


● $150

What You Can Expect:

The J/80 is the primary 'workhorse' of our Sailing School fleet, But make no mistake; this workhorse is pretty light on her feet! With a huge cockpit and high boom, this 26 foot sport boat is both comfortable and safe.

Sporting a versatile sail plan and a spinnaker which can easily be flown by a crew of two, surfing runs across the Bay at 15+ knots provide quite a thrill. You can't find a better platform for all all levels of sailing lessons, from learn to sail classes to advanced sailing instruction.

The key to fun sailing is a boat that holds the attention and interest of many types of sailors, young and old! J/80 does it all, with thrilling 15 knot rides under spinnaker or relaxed sunset cruises with mainsail only. SAILING WORLD rated J/80 as easier to handle, less intimidating, safer and better suited for sailing offshore than other modern sport boats tested.

Thanks to its 1400lb. Fixed lead keel (48% ballast ratio) J/80 has big-boat feel and requires less experienced crew. The boom is high for safety and good visibility. No one has to clamber over a cabin top because everyone sits in the 12 ft. long cockpit.

Be sailing in 3 minutes. Take off the boom cover and hoist the mainsail, and cast off. You're now sailing faster than other boats with full canvas. Ready for more speed? Uncleat the furler line and pull in the jib sheet. Presto! Now you're really flying! Time for the afterburners? Pull the sprit launch control line, hoist the asymmetric spinnaker and trim. Now you're planing!

To jibe, simply let off the old sheet and pull in the new. No one on the foredeck! You can even do it single-handed. And to think, prior to the J/80, this kind of performance was rarely achieved, even with a full crew of 4-5 athletic experts.

This boat is available in the following locations:  

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

Our Sailing School is the preeminent source for sailing skills development and yachting activities. We are professional sailors with enthusiasm for sailing and oceanic adventures. Since our founding in 1981, we have put our expertise and knowledge to work teaching tens of thousands of sailors from around the world how to sail, and how to be better sailors. From first time mariners to seasoned salts, we have programs designed to challenge and educate you. 

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.

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 team building 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: 4 People
  • Make Model: J80 J Boats
  • Year: 2000
  • Rental Minimum: 1 day
  • Length: 26 ft

Rental Requirements

Please note that a 10% port tax will be added for all San Deigo Charters, and a 16% tax for Mexico Charters!

For courses and charters the following deposits will be required to hold a class space or vessel:
• Standard sailing/racing/cruising classes – $200 per person
• Liveaboard classes – $400 per person
• Charters (skippered or bareboat) – 50%, unless otherwise indicated
• Special courses (cruises/race) – 50% , unless otherwise indicated

No class space or charter will be held until the appropriate payments have been received!

All deposits and payments are non-refundable.

If cancellation is made 30 days prior to the scheduled event (or longer for some special events, the precise time will be included in your confirmation), deposits are transferable, and credit will be given towards a rescheduled course. Cancellations within 30 days are subject to a loss of tuition/fees. 

The exact due date will be reflected on your course confirmation. If you have provided a deposit, your balance will be automatically charged on the due date, unless we are instructed otherwise.

If circumstances beyond the control of the company result in a loss of training, a credit to make up the lost time applicable to a future  company program will be awarded. All course fees paid are non-refundable.

All payments (including gift certificates, vouchers, etc.) are non-refundable.

We strongly suggest that you secure private travel insurance.

Under no circumstance will we be liable for travel or any other expenses resulting from any cancelled event.


  • Life jackets/required safety gear
  • Furling Headsail

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