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Sailboat Rentals

In order to rent our sailboats you must pass a skills evaluation on that specific sailboat by either completing the prerequisite class at MBAC or completing a 2-hour private lesson if you have previous sailing experience.  We are a self-service rental facility and when you rent a sailboat you are required to launch, rig, de-rig, and clean up your equipment.  

Regardless of sailing experience and ability, you MUST complete at least a 2-hour private lesson with one of our instructors. During your lesson you will be shown where the equipment is stored, how to rig and launch, demonstrate your sailing ability, complete a capsize and recovery, and be shown how to de-rig and store the equipment properly.  You can book a small boat sailing private lesson here. Your skills evaluation will stay valid for 5 years from your evaluation date, or the last date that you rented that specific piece of equipment.

Sailboat Rental Policies:

  1. You must be at least 18 years of age to rent equipment and willing to take financial and legal responsibility for the equipment you are renting.
  2. Minors between the ages of 14-17 may participate on their own sailboat with someone over the age of 18 supervising them and a waiver must be signed by their parent. Children under the age of 14 must participate in the rental on the same piece of equipment as the adult and the adult must still go through the checkoff process.
  3. All equipment must be returned within 2.5 hours or ½ hour before closing—whichever comes first.
  4. You must wear a personal flotation device (PFD) at ALL TIMES.
  5. Rentals are self service, meaning that customers are expected to setup, rinse, and put away their own equipment.
  6. You are not allowed to go under any bridges.
  7. No animals or alcohol allowed on equipment. Those suspected to be under the influence of drugs or alcohol will not be permitted to use equipment.
  8. Commercial activity is prohibited on rental equipment.
  9. Quests and Hobie Getaways require at least 2 passengers over the age of 14.
  10. The maximum capacity for Quests is 4 people and Hobie Getaways is 5 people. 

Sailing Membership

Sailing Membership

We are happy to announce that Mission Bay Aquatic Center is now offering Sailing Memberships!  Affordably priced at just $45/month with a $150 initiation fee the MBAC Sailing Membership is a low-cost way to continue sailing without the headache or expense of owning a boat. Perfect for those who have completed small boat sailing classes at MBAC, the Sailing Membership will also allow you to continue learning through ongoing instructional clinics that are free for members. Your initiation fee is waived if you are currently qualified to rent sailing equipment at MBAC through having completed a class, lesson, or rented a sailboat with us in the past 5 years!

For just $5 more than a single sailboat rental you could sail on Mission Bay as much as you like! As a member you will also receive some pretty amazing benefits including:

  • Unlimited Sailing Rentals*
  • Free instructional clinics to continue your sailing education
  • Initiation fee waived for students who have completed an MBAC sailing class!
  • 10% off classes
  • 20% off paddleboard and kayak rentals
  • Add paddling membership for only $10 more per month.
  • Skip the line! Take your membership card straight to the dockmaster to check out equipment!
  • Member-only used equipment sales
  • Member-only coupons and special offers
  • Membership dues support camperships and programs for persons with disabilities

Get started by booking your Sailing Membership Orientation!

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
Monthly Fee $45/month $34/month

*TERMS AND CONDITIONS

  1. Minimum 4 month membership commitment.
  2. Member must know how to sail and pass a skills evaluation on each piece of equipment before being allowed to rent that specific equipment.
  3. New members who have not yet completed a qualification on MBAC equipment must attend a 2-hour membership orientation before renting. Through the orientation you will be able to qualify to rent one type of sailboat.
  4. Initiation fee waived for first time members who are currently qualified to sail MBAC equipment.
  5. Membership fee will be auto-charged monthly January-November (no charge in December).
  6. Sailing membership includes use of Sabots, RS Quest, Hobie Getaway, Laser, and Windsurfing Equipment. A qualification is required for each type of boat.
  7. One 2.5 hour rental per day.
  8. No pets or alcohol allowed on MBAC equipment.
  9. MBAC rentals must remain in Sail Bay.
  10. Membership does not guarantee availability of equipment during peak times.
  11. Commercial activity prohibited on rental equipment
  12. Member must remain on the equipment while it is sailing.
  13. Commercial activity is prohibited on rental equipment.
  14. Class discount cannot be combined with other discounts including class packages.
  15. Please review the Rental Agreement Contract during membership registration for a full list of terms and conditions.

Sabot

Sabot

This 8-foot single sail boat is perfect for learning to sail on Mission Bay. This boat is ideal for 1 adult.

This equipment requires qualification.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
2.5 Hour Rental $40 $34

RS Quest

RS Quest

This 14-foot sailboat has two sails with bench seating that can comfortably accommodate 2-4 people.

This equipment requires qualification.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
2.5 Hour Rental $40 $34

Hobie Getaway

Hobie Getaway

This 16-foot catamaran is a sailboat designed for high-performance sailing and can accommodate 2-5 people.

This equipment requires qualification.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
2.5 Hour Rental $40 $34

Laser

Laser

This 14-foot sailboat is an Olympic-class sailboat that is highly-responsive and challenges sailors to develop their technical skills.  This boat is ideal for 1 adult.

This equipment requires qualification.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
2.5 hour rental $40 $34

Keelboat

Keelboat

Our J/24 Keelboats are available to rent with one of our instructors on board.  These 24-foot boats are our most stable sailboats with a large keel on the bottom to keep this boat upright. This boat can accommodate up to 5 people. Additional participant add $20/hour per person.

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Current Student
Hourly Rate $100/hour $75/hour

Includes certified skipper, 2-hour minimum, 5 person maximum per boat.