Instructional Clinics | Mission Bay Aquatic Center, San Diego, CA
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Instructional Clinics are a great way to increase your sailing skills and knowledge in a short one-session format. These clinics are a complimentary benefit to Sailing Members, but unless marked as "member-only" are also available to non-members. If you are a sailing member, please email us at to sign up for free. 


Member-only qualification clinics

These 3-hour sessions are only open to current sailing members and will provide an opportunity to demonstrate the necessary skills to become qualified to rent out additional boats they are not yet qualified for. These clinics are free for current sailing members. Please email us at if you are a current member and would like to enroll. 

Hobie Getaway Qualification Dates

  • Saturday, June 29, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 24, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm

Quest Qualification Dates

  • Saturday, June 1, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 28, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm

Laser Qualification Dates

  • Saturday, June 9, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 20, 2024, 1:00pm-4:00pm
  • Saturday, Sept 7, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm

Spinnaker Clinic

Spinnakers are colorful sails often used on both racing and cruising sailboats to gain extra speed when sailing downwind. Often perceived as complicated and intimidating, during this clinic you will see just how easy and fun flying a spinnaker can be. Topics include rigging, hoisting, trimming, jibing, and dropping an asymmetrical spinnaker on our RS Quests.

Prerequisite: Current MBAC qualification on RS Quests or Hobie Getaways

Spinnaker Clinic Dates

  • Saturday, June 8, 2024, 9:00am-12:00pm

Racing Clinic

Sailboat racing is a fun and exciting way to get involved with the sailing community.  Join our sailing instructors and other members in this low pressure introduction to racing sailboats.  We'll cover the basics before getting out on the water and running some quick races.  You will learn about starts, strategies, and maximizing boat performance.  

Prerequisite: Current MBAC qualification on RS Quests or Hobie Getaways

Racing Clinic Dates

  • Sunday, August 4, 2024, 1:00pm-4:00pm


Course Fee: $70.00
UCSD/SDSU Student Fee: $50.00