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 to sign up for free. 


Sailing Efficiency Clinic

This clinic will go beyond the mainsheet and jib sheets and take a close look on 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.

Intro to Windsurfing

This course provides an introduction to the sport of windsurfing, where you will learn the basics on our beginner-friendly equipment. This course will focus on rigging, safety position, and tacking, however, will NOT serve as a qualification to rent.

Prerequisite: Current MBAC qualification on Sabots, Quests, Hobies, or Lasers

More dates to come.

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

More dates to come.

Member-only clinics

These 3-hour sessions are only open to current sailing members and will provide an opportunity to demonstrate 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

  • Sunday, October 10, 2021, 9am-12:00pm

Quest Qualification Dates

  • Saturday, October 9, 2021, 9:00am-12:00pm

Laser Qualification Dates

  • Sunday, October 10, 2021, 1:00pm-4:00pm



Course Fee: $60.00
UCSD/SDSU Student Fee: $45.00