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Practicing What He Preaches

Latitude 38, February 2010
by LaDonna Bubak

John Connolly started sailing on Long Island Sound on an 18-ft Pennant at the age of eight, and was singlehanding the boat by the time he was 10...

Man Overboard!

Marin Independent Journal, Dec. 2008
by Michelle Slade

"Think for a minute on how difficult it would be, under duress, to haul a 180-pound body from the water up onto a boat on your own. It's a deeply worrisome thought that never leaves the mind of a sailing instructor..."

World Sailing Adventures

Bluewater Sailing, May 2006

"Modern Sailing Academy's advanced cruising class to Monterey and back is a demanding way for experienced coastal sailors to gain valuable..."

Adventure Sailing

Marquesas to the Tuamotus: A 900-mile Bareboating Adventure

Latitude 38, June 2008
by Robert Moon

"San Francisco Bay sailor Robert Moon steamed across the South Pacific in naval warships during his 20-year stint as a military officer, but he's always dreamed of sailing there. He finally got his chance this year when he joined John Connolly and a group of sailing students from..."

School's In For Winter

SAIL Magazine, January 2006
by Mark Corke and Dave Baldwin

"Lured by visions of Tahiti's legendary lagoons and a 100 - mile passage through the South Pacific, I signed up for Modern Sailing Academy's 10-day trip...which offered an optional ASA Offshore Passagemaking certification course..."

Get Certified in Exotic Locales

Blue Water Sailing, December 2005

"With the school's adventure sailing program, Modern Sailing Academy is offering a great way to gain the skills and confidence to qualify for..."

Changes - Cyclone Alan

Latitude 38, July 1998
by Don McGreevy

"I've spent years reading various accounts - many in Latitude - of being caught in hurricanes or cyclones. I assumed that I'd never experience a hurricane first hand...my assumption recently proved to be very wrong."

Crew Overboard Symposium

Taking An Unplanned Dip

Blue Water Sailing, October 2005
by Greg Jones

"The COB Recovery Symposium was sponsored by Modern Sailing Academy and West Marine with major support provided by the Bonnell Cove Foundation of the Cruising Club of America..."

Man Overboard

Yachting, November 2005
by Chris Caswell

"We heard the splash and then the blood-chilling cry, 'Man overboard!' Leaping out of the cabin, all we could see was a fast-diminishing dark head in the broad white wake, tossed about by the swells and clearly..."

Crew Overboard: Four Recovery Methods

Sailing World, Nov/Dec 2005
by Tony Bessinger

"While racing sailors usually spend more time practicing man-overboard drills than casual sailors or cruisers, it doesn't make them immune to being lost overboard. Two sailors I knew drowned off raceboats in the past three years..."

Best Recovery Gear

Sailing World, Nov/Dec 2005
by Tony Bessinger

"The primary purpose of the Crew Overboard Recovery Symposium...was to assess conventional rescue methods. But another equally important component of the symposium was testing rescue and recovery..."

Overboard and Back

Sail Magazine, December 2005
by Kimball Livingston & John Connolly

"Over a period of 12 years, a group of organizations and individuals, including Modern Sailing Academy, has organized four national event on San Francisco Bay to study man-over-board (MOB) safety and recovery techniques..."

Testimonials

  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • John Kipping

    The meeting room was quite adequate and the location most convenient, but the course outline and instruction were outstanding. Modern Sailing is fortunate to have such a well organized instructor in Mr. Stan Lander who teaches very well from a rich professional background. Mr. Lander was generous with his time and patiently in helping students who needed more attention or time in understanding various aspects of the curriculum.

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