US Sailing Outstand Community Sailing Program

MBAC Awarded Highest Honor at National Sailing Symposium

On February 17th, the Mission Bay Aquatic Center (MBAC) was recognized as the Outstanding Community Sailing Program at the US Sailing National Sailing Symposium in Austin, Texas.  US Sailing is the national governing body of the sport of sailing and “Member National Authority” of the International Sailing Federation.

This is the highest honor awarded annually to a community sailing program that has made notable contributions to promote public access sailing and community involvement.  From the US Sailing website, “With its growing sailing program and expansive aquatics training and safety programs, the Mission Bay Aquatic Center is the epitome of community sailing. This highly sustainable program is a model of excellence for other programs to emulate in both community service and efficiency of operation.”

MBAC was among 18 schools nominated throughout the country for promoting access to sailing and being a leader in the sailing industry.

Mission Bay Aquatic Center @mbaquaticcenter is the Outstanding Community Sailing Program in 2016. #missionbay #nsps2017 #communitysailing

— US Sailing (@ussailing) February 17, 2017

Snapbot at MBAC

Snapbot visits MBAC

Superfans of Snapchat were excited to wake up and find that the much-hyped Snapbot was making an appearance in San Diego at none other than Mission Bay Aquatic Center.  If you’re not familiar with the Snapbot, it is the only way for consumers to get their hands on Snapchat Spectacles–the company’s first foray into the tech gadget market.  The brightly colored glasses can broadcast first-person clips on the platform popular with teens and tech junkies alike. Read More

Gift of MBAC

Give someone special an MBAC gift certificate

MBAC gift certificates make a perfect creative gift for someone special this holiday season! Give a memorable experience that will last a lifetime. Our gift certificates are great for friends, family, or co-workers and there are plenty of options for those that are hard to buy for.  Read More


2017 Class Schedule Now Posted

We know you’ve been anxiously awaiting the release of our 2017 recreational class schedule, and it’s finally here.  San Diego’s excellent year-round weather gives us an opportunity for year-round watersports enjoyment.  Take advantage of the less-crowded conditions that the off-season offers by registering for one of our early spring classes.

You can now view and register for January-March 2017 classes online at

Don Chadwick and Dave Koch retire from MBACEC

MBAC bids farewell to two retiring board members

On June 9th MBAC honored two MBAC Executive Committee members, Don Chadwick and Dave Koch, as they attended their last meeting before retiring from the board after serving for 37 years and 15 years respectively.  During their combined 52 years of service their guidance and support was integral in creating the successful program that MBAC is today. Read More