Sailing & Windsurfing

Sailing & Windsurfing


Sailing & Windsurfing – Sac State Aquatic Center

The Aquatic Center offers classes and clinics for Basic Sailing (Quest), Basic Windsurfing, Basic Keelboat (Holder 20), Keel Clinic, Laser Clinic, Pico Clinic and Sail Refresher clinic.

The Aquatic Center will be taking wait lists for all Aquatic Center classes as we work on reopening the center.  Please wait list for any program that you are currently interested in taking and we will keep you updated with information once we are able to reopen.  Customers are not charged to wait list for any classes.  Please follow our registration system to wait list for the class or clinic you are interested in attending.

people sailing

Basic Sailing Classes

Zest, Quest or Keel boats

The Aquatic Center offers three options for Basic Sailing Beginning Sailing Courses, each using a different sailboat; the RS Zest, the RS Quest or the Holder 20 Keelboat. 

man windsurfing

Basic Windsurfing

This course is designed for those with little or no experience and will familiarize the student with the basic fundamentals of windsurfing.

3 men sailing the Catalina Sport sailboat on Lake Natoma

Catalina Clinic

This clinic is designed for graduates of our Basic Sailing class who wish to use our Holder 20 Keelboats.


Laser Clinic

The Laser sailboat, arguably the most popular sailboat, is our most challenging as well as our most exhilarating sailboat. Although it can accommodate 1 adult and 1 child, it is intended to be sailed solo. It is a 13′ fiberglass hull with a large mainsail. it requires substantial movement of the sailor to maintain balance and it will capsize quite easily. Rigging/derigging is also more difficult than other boats in our fleet.

sailboat and kayakers on the water

*Prerequisite: Aquatic Center Basic Sailing, Basic Keelboat Class or private lesson.