For over three-quarters of a century, Santa Barbara has celebrated the Semana Nautica Festival surrounding the 4th of July holiday. The festival originated in 1933 when the local populace challenged the crew of five U.S. Navy battleships, moored outside the harbor, to a series of contests along the beach. Dubbed Fleet Week, the resulting enthusiasm inspired the City Council to charter the event on … [Read More...]
About Semana Nautica
The Santa Barbara Semana Nautica Association is a non-profit organization that seeks to promote athletic and recreational activity in Santa Barbara by holding a series of mostly athletic events every summer. We expect thousands of participants this year from Santa Barbara and other … [Read More...]
2014 Festival Schedule
The 2014 schedule makes up the 77th edition of Santa Barbara's ultimate summer sports festival. This year's festival is scheduled to begin on Wednesday, July 2nd and runs through Sunday, July 13th.
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Starting at Goleta Beach and finishing at Hendry's Beach in Santa Barbara, the 2014 Semana Nautica 6-Mile Ocean Swim featured 44 contestants.
Ed Smith was the fastest, completing the swim … [Read More...]