Hold your next FUNdraiser at MBAC!

You can now FUNdraise for your organization or school at MBAC. We are offering a unique way to raise money for any occasion while throwing a fun beach party for your organization.

New Coastal Navigation Certification Course at MBAC

Have you ever dreamed of taking a boat to a new destination beyond the horizon? Mission Bay Aquatic Center is excited to announce the addition of Coastal Navigation to the list of US Sailing courses and certifications offered at our facility.

Now Hiring: MBAC Full-Time Instructional Supervisor

Do you have what it takes to join our hard-working team passionate about providing watersports opportunities to everyone? We are currently hiring for a full-time Instructional Supervisor position responsible for supervising our Surfing, Paddling, and Rowing departments.

Gov. Brown signs boating safety law

A recently approved law in California looks like it will address safety concerns of California power boaters. On September 18, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a boater safety bill requiring all operators of powerboats in California to be in possession of a Vessel Operator Card and pass a safety course.

10/24/14

Mission Bay Aquatic Center wins Best Outdoor Rental Shop



Readers of San Diego City Beat recently voted Mission Bay Aquatic Center Best Outdoor Rental Shop.  With quick and easy access to stand up paddleboards and kayaks, our rental program was an easy vote.  For a list of all rental prices and policies, visit the MBAC Rentals page


The award celebration, A Night at the Besties, was hosted at the Ruben H. Fleet Science Center and allowed winners and guests to sample food from many of the award-winning eateries. The fun event brought together some of the top businesses in San Diego for one fun night full of live music and circus performers. A portion of the event proceeds benefited the San Diego Center for Children. 

MBAC Assistant Director, Kevin Waldick stated that, "We are excited to have won this award. There is a lot of notable competition in this category, so to come out on top is a huge honor." To view a complete list of 2014 Best of San Diego Winners, visit 2014 Best of San Diego Winners.

10/1/14

New Coastal Navigation Certification Course at MBAC



Have you ever dreamed of taking a boat to a new destination beyond the horizon? MBAC is excited to announce the addition of Coastal Navigation to the list of US Sailing courses and certifications offered at our facility.

You will learn the art of traditional navigation techniques while integrating the use of modern electronic navigation tools in this classroom-based course. Coastal Navigation graduates will be able to determine their position with a high degree of accuracy and confidently navigate a vessel to a location beyond the horizon. This means you will be able to figure out where you are and how to safely get to where you want to go. There is no prerequisite for this course, making it a great class to take no matter what your sailing knowledge or ability. If you are interested in navigation, this is the class for you!

Other topics include aids to navigation, compass use, plotting, correcting a course for leeway and current, and navigational strategy. The course culminates in a written test that allows you to obtain your US Sailing Coastal Navigation certification.

The first Coastal Navigation course will begin Wednesday, October 15, from 5:30-7:30pm and will run on six consecutive Wednesdays until November 19th. The course fee is $245 ($195 for current SDSU and UCSD students) and class space is limited. Sign up for this course by calling 858-488-1000 or sign up online and gain the skills and confidence you need to sail off into the sunset! If you have any questions about this or any of our sailing courses, please don’t hesitate to contact Paul Lang, Instructional Supervisor for the sailing department, at plang@mail.sdsu.edu or 858-488-2040 x208.


Gov. Brown signs boating safety law



A recently approved law in California will address safety concerns of California power boaters.  On September 18, Gov. Jerry Brown signed a boater safety bill requiring all operators of powerboats in California to be in possession of a Vessel Operator Card and pass a safety course.

California has now joined the other 45 states that require a boat operator to take a boating safety course before operating a vessel.  Each year, approximately 200-500 boating accident injuries occur and the authors of this bill are hoping this will diminish that number of accidents.The new requirements do not begin to take effect until January 1, 2018.  While in its initial phase, only boat operators 20 years and younger will be required to hold a vessel operator card, and by 2025 all operators of power boats will be required to obtain a card.

In the meantime, the California Division of Boating and Waterways will work to create a Vessel Operator Card which will be issued to those that provide proof of passing a boating safety exam.

As more information on this new requirement is released, we will be sure to update you.

Now Hiring: MBAC Full-Time Instructional Supervisor



Do you have what it takes to join our hard-working team passionate about providing watersports opportunities to everyone? We are currently hiring for a full-time Instructional Supervisor position responsible for supervising our Surfing, Paddling, and Rowing departments.

Duties include hiring and training of instructors, developing schedules and curriculum, monitoring enrollment and student safety, completing administration and payroll reports, monitoring equipment maintenance and repair, developing instructional printed materials, and assisting in promotional and marketing efforts.

A minimum of 5 years demonstrated experience in aquatic instruction, supervision and program management is required.  You must have excellent technical skills (or excellent understanding of) in surfing, stand up paddling, kayaking, and rowing.  You must have a four year degree from a college or university and valid Red Cross Lifeguarding certification.  An American Canoe Association SUP Instructor certification is recommended and experience with sailing and powerboats is preferred.

This full time position is hourly, with a starting salary range of $19.26-$23.11 per hour.  Associated Students of SDSU offers an incredible benefits package including medical, dental, vision, 403(b), life insurance, flexible spending account, tuition reimbursement, vacation, and holidays.  If you or someone you know is interested in applying, please visit http://affiliated.sdsu.edu/AS/as.htm for a detailed job description and application.

Hold your next FUNdraiser at MBAC!




You can now FUNdraise for your organization or school at MBAC. We are offering a unique way to raise money for any occasion while throwing a fun beach party for your organization.

How it works

You design the beach party that you want us to host. We can include stand up paddling, kayaking, sailing rides, volleyball, music, and BBQ equipment. Let’s say that based the beach party that you design, the cost is $15 per person. Then you set the price for tickets based on how much you want to raise, and how much your supporters are willing to donate. If $25 sounds like what your guests are willing to pay, then you will make $10 profit off every ticket you sell, AND we will donate 10% back to your organization! You set the revenue you make off of each ticket allowing you to control the amount you raise. For a sample event plan please see our flyer below. Don't hold another boring pizza or taco night...  Have FUN while raising funds at MBAC!

For more information, feel free to contact our Events Supervisor at 858-488-2040 x204 or by email at events@mbaquaticcenter.com.



9/3/14

Don't worry if you missed the 1st session of college credit class, it's not too late



This week hundreds of students attended the 1st session of their watersports credit classes which were held on campus at SDSU.  If you missed it there is no need to worry because it's not too late to get in on the fun!

The first class session serves primarily as an orientation to provide information such as where the classes meet, how they are graded, and to answer any questions students may have.  After the first week the classes start meeting at Mission Bay Aquatic Center and begin instruction.  Many students, such as USD students, people who are crashing units, or people who simply hear about the class late, choose to join during the 2nd and 3rd weeks of class.  So if this is your situation, you are not alone and many other students will be starting class with you.

You can still add one of the Fall 2014 college credit classes by choosing your class at www.mbaquaticcenter.com/college_credit_classes.htm and showing up for the next scheduled session.

SDSU students will need an add code to add the unit and can get one at MBAC when you show up for class, or can pick one up at the MBAC tent on Campanile Walk September 2-5.  You can also give us a call at (858) 488-1000 or drop us an email at mbac@sdsu.edu and we will give you an add code.  The last day to add classes for SDSU students is September 8.

USD students please see the information for USD students blog article for more information on how you can get credit for watersports.