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Sailing Lessons & Classes

Sailing at MBAC

Learn to sail in one of our group sailing lessons.  The protected waters of Mission Bay, San Diego, offer a fun water playground to learn to sail. We offer a small boat sailing program as well as a keelboat sailing program.  Both routes will teach you the basics of sailing and you will progress to become an experienced sailor confident to sail on your own.

After completing a small boat sailing class, you can become eligible to rent that sailboat out on your own. If you choose the Keelboat Sailing program, once you complete all three levels of Keelboat Sailing you can choose to become a certified sailor by passing the US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification test. If you want to progress even farther as a sailor, you can then complete our US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification Course. Completion of this sailing course will earn you your US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification which is recognized by sailing  charter companies such as The Moorings, and at exotic destinations throughout the world!

Regardless of which sailing option you choose, our qualified instructors will teach and guide you to becoming a skilled sailor in no time.



Sailing Classes & schedules

FIRST SAIL

An introduction to keelboat sailing with a focus on understanding terminology and concepts. This two-hour course is perfect for those who want to experience sailing before committing to a full-length course.
 

Prerequisite:

  • First Sail is an entry-level class with no required prerequisites or prior experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$80.00$60.00
View the FIRST SAIL schedule
FIRST SAIL SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/8/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
5/29/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
6/12/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
6/26/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
7/10/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
7/24/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
8/7/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
8/21/2020 1 F 4:00PM-6:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

BASIC SAILING

This class is the perfect introduction to sailing. Through classroom instruction and on-the-water practice you will learn how to skipper your own single-handed Sabot sailboat.  Plenty of practice time will give you confidence and a solid foundation in sailing to prepare you for sailing larger, more advanced boats.  

Prerequisite:

  • Basic Sailing is an entry-level class with no required prerequisites or prior experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$175.00$130.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the BASIC SAILING schedule
BASIC SAILING SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/16/2020-5/17/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/1/2020-6/10/2020 4 M W 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
6/6/2020-6/7/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/16/2020-6/25/2020 4 Tu Th 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
6/20/2020-6/21/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/29/2020-7/8/2020 4 M W 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
7/11/2020-7/12/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/13/2020-7/22/2020 4 M W 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
7/25/2020-7/26/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/28/2020-8/6/2020 4 Tu Th 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
8/8/2020-8/9/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/10/2020-8/19/2020 4 M W 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
8/22/2020-8/23/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

ADVANCED SAILING

Take the next step on your sailing journey and learn to work as part of a team on a 14-foot RS Quest sailboat.

Prerequisite:

  • Prerequisite: MBAC Basic Sailing, MBAC Basic Keelboat Sailing Level 1, or equivalent experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$175.00$130.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the ADVANCED SAILING schedule
ADVANCED SAILING SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/9/2020-5/10/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/2/2020-6/11/2020 4 Tu Th 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
6/13/2020-6/14/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/15/2020-6/24/2020 4 M W 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
7/18/2020-7/19/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/14/2020-7/23/2020 4 Tu Th 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
7/27/2020-8/5/2020 4 M W 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
8/11/2020-8/20/2020 4 Tu Th 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
8/15/2020-8/16/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

LASER SAILING

Develop the skills to sail the fast and responsive Laser, an Olympic class racing sailboat. The Laser is the most popular sailboat in the world with more than 200,000 built. This class is ideal for solo sailors that would like to improve their technical sailing skills and enjoy a physical challenge.

Prerequisite:

  • Prerequisite: MBAC Advanced Sailing or equivalent experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$175.00$130.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the LASER SAILING schedule
LASER SAILING SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/2/2020-5/10/2020 4 Sa Su 1:00PM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/6/2020-6/14/2020 4 Sa Su 1:00PM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/11/2020-7/19/2020 4 Sa Su 1:00PM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/8/2020-8/16/2020 4 Sa Su 1:00PM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

HOBIE CAT SAILING

The Hobie Getaway is a fast and versatile multihull sailboat that is ideal for sailing on Mission Bay. Sailors will work together to learn rigging, launching, steering, and control of this thrilling ride. Upon meeting qualifications, sailors will be checked off to rent the Hobie Cat for an afternoon of sailing on the bay.

Prerequisite:

  • Prerequisite: MBAC Advanced Sailing or equivalent experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$175.00$130.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the HOBIE CAT SAILING schedule
HOBIE CAT SAILING SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/30/2020-5/31/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/2/2020-6/11/2020 4 Tu Th 3:30PM-6:30PM Enroll!
6/27/2020-6/28/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/1/2020-8/2/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/29/2020-8/30/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 1

Basic Keelboat Level 1 is an ideal introduction to keelboat sailing. Plenty of practice time will give you confidence and a solid foundation in sailing to prepare you for sailing larger, more advanced boats. This class is your first step towards obtaining a US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification.

Prerequisite:

  • Basic Keelboat Sailing Level 1 is an entry-level class with no required prerequisites or prior experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$315.00$240.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 1 schedule
KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 1 SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/2/2020-5/3/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
5/16/2020-5/17/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/6/2020-6/7/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/20/2020-6/21/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/11/2020-7/12/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/25/2020-7/26/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/8/2020-8/9/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/22/2020-8/23/2020 2 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 2

This course builds upon the sailing fundamentals learned in Keelboat Sailing Level 1 as you work towards obtaining a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification.

Prerequisite:

  • Prerequisite: MBAC Basic Keelboat Sailing Level 1 or equivalent experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$210.00$160.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 2 schedule
KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 2 SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/9/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
5/30/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/13/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/27/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/18/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/1/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/15/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/29/2020 1 Sa 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 3

The third and final Basic Keelboat course introduces heavy weather techniques and covers emergency situations. After completing this class students are eligible to take the written exam to obtain a US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification

Prerequisite:

  • Prerequisite: MBAC Basic Keelboat Sailing Level 2 or equivalent experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$210.00$160.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 3 schedule
KEELBOAT SAILING LEVEL 3 SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/10/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
5/31/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/14/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/28/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/19/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/2/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/16/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/30/2020 1 Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

BASIC CRUISING CERTIFICATION COURSE

The Basic Cruising graduate will have successfully demonstrated the ability to responsibly skipper and crew an auxiliary powered cruising sailboat during daylight hours within sight of land in moderate wind and sea conditions. The course fee includes US Sailing's Basic Cruising book, the companion book for this course.

Prerequisite:

  • Prerequisite: MBAC Basic Keelboat Sailing Level 3 or equivalent experience.
  • This class is open to all participants aged 14 and up.
  • A general liability waiver is required to participate. Anyone under 18 must have a waiver signed by their parent or legal guardian.
  • Participants must acknowledge that they are water safe (able to swim 50 meters and comfortably tread water).

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$565.00$430.00
Save $$ by purchasing this class as part of a package! See packages below.
View the BASIC CRUISING CERTIFICATION COURSE schedule
BASIC CRUISING CERTIFICATION COURSE SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online
5/16/2020-5/31/2020 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
6/20/2020-6/28/2020 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
7/25/2020-8/2/2020 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
8/22/2020-8/30/2020 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
9/26/2020-10/4/2020 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
10/24/2020-11/1/2020 4 Sa Su 9:00AM-4:00PM Enroll!
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.

COASTAL NAVIGATION

Learn the art of traditional navigation techniques while integrating the use of modern electronic navigation tools in this classroom-based course. Coastal Navigation graduates will be able to determine their position with a high degree of accuracy and confidently navigate a vessel to a location beyond the horizon. Other topics include aids to navigation, compass use, plotting, correcting a course for leeway and current, and navigational strategy. This course culminates in a written test that will allow you to obtain your US Sailing Coastal Navigation certification.

 

Rates

Fee SDSU/UCSD Students Fee
$265.00$200.00
View the COASTAL NAVIGATION schedule
Advance registration required. Please register online using the Enroll link or call (858) 488-1000 to register by phone.
COASTAL NAVIGATION SCHEDULE
Class Runs # of Sessions Day(s) Time Enroll Online

Class is currently not scheduled. Call (858) 488-1000 to schedule.


SAVE WHEN YOU PACKAGE!

SMALL BOAT SAILING PACKAGE

Package price includes Basic Sailing, Advanced Sailing, and choice of Hobie Cat or Laser Sailing.

$410.00 Package Fee
$300.00 SDSU/UCSD Student Fee

KEELBOAT SAILING PACKAGE

Package price includes Keelboat Sailing Level 1, 2, and 3, Basic Keelboat Sailing textbook and US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification. 

$565.00 Package Fee
$430.00 SDSU/UCSD Student Fee

KEELBOAT AND CRUISING CERTIFICATION PACKAGE

Includes Keelboat Sailing Level 1, Keelboat Sailing Level 2, Keelboat Sailing Level 3, Basic Keelboat textbook, US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification, Basic Cruising textbook, and US Sailing Basic Cruising Certification Course.

$1045.00 Package Fee
$800.00 SDSU/UCSD Student Fee