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All Sailing classes take place at Marina Park, located in Newport Beach (click for details). Class fees are listed for UCI Students and community members.

All Sailing class registration takes place online through the City of Newport Beach - and click “CLASSES” and then search for your class of interest.  For any questions, please contact Campus Recreation Services (949)824-3738. Please register prior to the first class.
    Information for all sailing classes:
  • All equipment provided, including lifejackets!
  • You'll receive an e-mail, prior to class with UCI waiver, suggested clothing, and other useful information.
  • Completed UCI waivers are required and should be brought to the first class session.
  • Current college identification card or proof of tuition/fee payment required at first class to receive student discount. Full-time student -Use SAILSPRING as Activation Code .
  • Parking for Marina Park classes is free if you use the Parkmobile app.
  • Please go to for more information about parking procedures.
Introduction to Sailing - Dinghy Fee: $65 (students - $55)  
  Saturday Date: 4/9 Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm CANCELED
  Tuesday Date: 5/10 Time:  2:00pm - 5:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Saturday Date: 5/14 Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Sunday Date: 5/15 Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Sunday Date: 5/29* Time:  10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
Description: If you've ever wanted to try sailing, this 1-day class is for you! Our easy, hands-on approach teaches the basics and has you sailing a 14' dinghy (small boat) in just three hours. You'll have 1-3 others in the boat so register with a friend! *Memorial Day Weekend.
Beginner Sailing - Dinghy Fees: $140 (students $125)  
  Friday Dates:  4/15 - 5/6 Times:  4:00pm - 7:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Saturday Dates:  4/16 - 5/7 Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Thursday Dates:  5/12 - 6/2 Times: 11:00am - 2:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Friday Dates:  5/13 - 6/3 Times:  4:00pm - 7:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Sunday Dates:  5/22 - 6/19* Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
Description: Build your knowledge and confidence while sailing all around Newport Harbor. This 4-session class will teach you the basics about sailing, with on-the-dock demos and sailing your own boat on day one. By the end of the 4 weeks, you will have learned the fundamentals of rigging, steering a boat, wind direction, and basic sailing safety. *No class on 5/29 (Memorial Day Weekend).
Intermediate Sailing - Dinghy Fees: $140 (students $125)  
  Saturday Dates:  4/9 - 4/30 Times: 1:30pm - 4:30pm REGISTER NOW
  Thursday Dates:  4/14 - 5/5 Times: 3:30pm - 6:30pm CANCELLED
  Saturday Dates:  5/14 - 6/11* Times: 1:30pm - 4:30pm REGISTER NOW
  Sunday Dates:  5/22 - 6/10* Times: 1:30pm - 4:30pm REGISTER NOW
Description: You’ve got the sailing “bug” and you want to keep up the momentum. It’s time to build upon the fundamentals. This class helps you develop your skills and boat-handling, with further instruction and more time on the water, in these boats. * No Classes: 5/28 & 5/29 (Memorial Day Weekend).
Dinghy Racing Clinic Fees: $160 (students $145)  
  Thursday Dates: 5/12 - 6/2 Times:   5:30pm - 7:30pm REGISTER NOW
Description: Now that you’re confident on the water, your competitive skills have kicked-in. This class teaches you how to pass that boat next to you, by learning the basics of racing in our RS Quests. Instruction includes coaching and practice with starts, rules, tactics, mark-roundings, advanced boat-handling, crew communication and more!
Introduction to Sailing - Keelboat Fees: $75 (students $65)  
  Sunday Date:  4/10 Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm CANCELED
  Saturday Date:  5/28* Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Friday Date:  6/10 Times:  1:00pm - 4:00pm REGISTER NOW
Description: Come see what sailing is all about in the comfort of a stable 16.5’ keelboat, with an instructor on-board with you. Our small class size ensures a low-key, easy-going setting to get acquainted with the basics. A great 1-day class for beginner students who prefer a more comfortable boat and more personalized instruction. *Memorial Day Weekend.
Beginner Sailing - Keelboat Fees: $240 (students $215)  
  Thursday Dates:  4/14 - 5/5 Times: 9:30am - 12:30pm CANCELLED
  Sunday Dates:  4/17 - 5/8 Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
  Saturday Dates:  5/21 - 6/18* Times:  10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
Description: In this series of 4 classes, you’ll be able to build knowledge and confidence in the comfort of a stable 16.5’ keelboat, with an instructor on-board with you for personalized instruction. You’ll have a max of 4 other students on-board with you, while you learn basic sailing fundamentals, points-of-sail, right of way, safety, rigging, docking and more. A great class for beginning students! . *No Class 5/28 (Memorial Day Weekend).
Keelboat 1 Fees: $165 (students $155)  
  Sunday Dates:  4/17 - 5/8 Times: 1:30pm - 4:30pm REGISTER NOW
  Tuesday Dates:  5/17 - 6/2 Times: 4:30pm - 7:30pm REGISTER NOW
Description: In this 4-session class, you’ll apply the sailing fundamentals you learned in the dinghy classes to our larger 22’ keelboats. The J/22s have different rigging, crew positions, boat-handling techniques and so much more to learn.
Keelboat 2 Fees: $165 (students $155)  
  Saturday Dates:  5/21 - 6/18 Times: 10:00am - 1:00pm REGISTER NOW
Description: This class will advance your skills in exciting J/22 sailboats with more time in various crew positions, along with more advanced boat handling, navigation, anchoring, advanced safety skills and ocean sailing, if conditions permit. *No Class 5/28 (Memorial Day Weekend).
Note to All Participants: All class sessions will meet at the sail base at Marina Park. Please register for the class through the Newport Beach Recreation wesbite prior to the first class meeting. Directions and information will all be on the UCI Campus Rec website . All sailing class students must wear close-toed shoes and sign a WAIVER/SWIM PROFICIENCY statement. Lifejackets are provided for all participants. Call (949) 824-5770 for weather and sailing class recorded updates.

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