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 also available to non-members. If you are a sailing member, please email us at to sign up for free. 


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

Check back for future dates that this clinic is offered.

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 10, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 15, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 12, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm

Quest Qualification Dates

  • Saturday, June 24, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 29, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 26, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm

Laser Qualification Dates

  • Saturday, June 17, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 22, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 19, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm

Member-only Social Sail

Join us for a Social Sail to meet other MBAC members and get out on the bay on RS Quests and Hobie Getaways. Get a refresher on rigging, ask an instructor questions, or simply enjoy sailing on Mission Bay with other members. The Social Sail is only open to current members already qualified to rent the Quest or Getaway. Please email us at if you are a current member and would like to sign up. 

  • Saturday, June 3, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, July 8, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm
  • Saturday, August 5, 2023  9:00am-12:00pm

Sailing Efficiency Clinic

This clinic will go beyond the mainsheet and jib sheets and take a close look at how to use all of the sail controls to get the most out of your boat across a wide range of conditions. Sailing efficiently not only means that you will sail faster, but you will also be more comfortable while maintaining full control of your boat. Using the Hobie Getaway and RS Quest we will cover the use of the traveler, boom vang, outhaul, and cunningham while also covering tell-tale use and weight placement.

Prerequisite: Current MBAC qualification on RS Quests or Hobie Getaways

More dates to come.



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