Sailing

Learn to sail!The Mission Bay Aquatic Center’s sailing program is one of the most comprehensive sailing instructional programs in the world. Our 30 years of program development along with our professional and friendly staff combine to offer the best youth sailing instruction available. The sailing staff are experienced, year-round instructors for Mission Bay Aquatic Center and are US SAILING certified.

Morning Camp Options

BASIC SAILING

This course is designed for youth who have little or no sailing experience and need to start at the beginning, as well as for those who have moderate sailing experience and can use a refresher. The course offers 15 hours of instruction in basic sailing theory and boat handling. Time is spent in classroom sessions followed by on-the-water practice sessions in an 8 foot singlehanded sailboat, the Sabot.

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ADVANCED SAILING

This course is intended as a follow-up to our basic course or for the camper with a good background in sailing (consent of instructor required). The 15 hours of instruction familiarize the student with the Holder 14, a larger and more high performance sloop-rigged sailboat.

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SAiling a Hobie CAt at camp!

HOBIE CAT SAILING

Unlike conventional single-hulled sailboats, this multihulled vessel is built for one thing... speed. This course will familiarize the camper with the Hobie 16 performance catamaran. Instruction includes rigging, sail trimming, boat handling, racing and righting the boats after a capsize. Students must have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of sailing or have completed the basic and advanced sailing courses (consent of instructor required).

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Afternoon Camp Options

AFTERNOON BASIC SAILING

Same as our morning basic sailing camp but offered as an afternoon specialty camp. A good opportunity to learn to sail in more wind.

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  • Full-Day Camp Upgrade: Full-Day Camps can be upgraded to include Afternoon Basic Sailing instead of the included Afternoon Multisport Camp for an additional $50.
  • Half-Day Camp: $265 per week
Camper sailing a laser

Afternoon Laser SAILING

This is a performance-oriented course with emphasis on making boats go fast! Campers will put to the test all they have learned to get them to this point. A variety of boats may be used including Olympic-class Lasers. Advanced boat handling skills, racing fundamentals, and regattas are a part of this exciting and competitive sailing course. Students must have a solid foundation in the fundamentals of sailing and have completed the basic, advanced and Hobie Cat sailing courses.

RATES:
  • Full-Day Camp Upgrade: Full-Day Camps can be upgraded to include Afternoon Basic Sailing instead of the included Afternoon Multisport Camp for an additional $50.
  • Half-Day Camp: $265 per week

US SAILING LogoUS SAILING Small Boat Certification

Campers can work towards receiving their US SAILING Small Boat Certification while at camp! Just be sure to ask the instructor for an Official Logbook of Sailing and you will be on your way to obtaining a certification. The Small Boat Certification is the first step in the US SAILING Certification system that can be upgraded as their sailing credentials grow!