Participate in the Race Program!

Learn to race and become competitive with our Race Clinics.
Practice skills in Spring, Summer and Mid-Winter Racing.

Join the Club!

Be part of a supportive, fun and friendly club.
Meet others and stay active on the water!

Courses for every level!

See our schedule of courses. Our courses and clinics offer
everything from the basics to advanced sailing skills.

Join the Club and charter sailboats on San Francisco Bay!
Sail with us on SF Bay!

Book your next Team Building Event and sail with us in one of the
world's top sailing destinations -- San Francisco Bay!

Sail to exotic locations
Join our next Destination Sail!

We offer sailing vacation and custom trips.
Join a flotilla in the Med, or take a trip down
the California Coast.

Looking to learn? Come give us a try on an Introductory Sail.  Learn more!

Welcome

The best choice for Sailing on San Francisco Bay

 

Modern Sailing School & Club has been introducing people to sailing from our headquarters in Sausalito, California since 1983. Even if you have never set foot on a boat, we can teach you everything you need to know to build a strong foundation in this rewarding and life long sport.

MSC is dedicated to making your learning experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.  All of our beginning courses are taught on 30 - 32 foot keelboats with wheel steering (no tillers), inboard diesel engines, and roller furling jibs. These features will help build confidence right away.

Our experienced and friendly instructors hold US Coast Guard Licenses, representing decades of sailing experience. They are award winning instructors, world cruisers, and Coast Guard Commanders.  Our high standards have earned us acolades in the sailing community, including the American Sailing Association's School of the Year Award.

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British Virgin Islands

Escape the rain and winter to the easy lifestyle of the Caribbean. Stunning anchorages, easy sailing, casual dining, crystal clear warm water. Kick off your shoes, dig your toes into the white... Read more

 
Spring Race Series

Ready... Set... Race! The Spring Race Series includes the Friday Night Races - Corinthian Yacht Club and the Spring Sunset Series - Sausalito Yacht Club. 

MSC has two Race Leagues! They're... Read more

 

Pack your bags - we are hosting a sailing vacation in Baja, Mexico! Snorkel with whale sharks and enjoy the warm weather.

 

We offer two different training courses to help you meet your needs and fit your experience and goals. Both training courses meet during the weekday - check out the schedule and join us this... Read more

 

It is time to check the South Pacific off your bucket list and swim with Eagle rays and snorkel in the warm clear waters over lush coral gardens!

 

Testimonials

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

  • Sara Jane G.

    I've taken two classes at MSS&C and was very happy with the program. This is also a great club with lots of opportunities for camaraderie and practice on the water. The boats in the fleet are fantastic and kept in tip-top shape. I highly recommend for all sailors and would-be sailors!

  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

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Contact Us

Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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