Racing Program

 

The San Francisco Bay is a mecca for racing.  With the strong and steady winds, competitors are tested in skill and strategy. Join an elite group of sailors and add dimension to your sailing by participating in the Modern Sailing Race Program.

You don't have to be an expert sailor to race.  The Beginning Race Clinic is a great introduction to racing on SF Bay.  You will learn the roles onboard and be able to practice them in a fun and lightly competitive environment - the Recreation Team.

For a more competitive experience, join the Performance Team.

Both teams run during the Spring, Summer and Winter Season. Enroll in the Beginning Race Clinic now and be ready to join a team for the upcoming season.

Do you have questions? We would be happy to help you - email us, or give us a call (415) 331 - 8250.

 

THE BEGINNING RACE CLINIC

The Beginning Race Clinic practices during a regatta on San Francisco Bay. This photo is of the stern of the boat with three team members concentrating on their jobs.

This multi-day race clinic provides racers with introductory training in the fundamentals of racing: tides and currents, sail trim, basic tactics, starts, rounding marks, and basic spinnaker training. Graduates have the opportunity to race with local Yacht Clubs. During the races, participants rotate through different roles (skipper, main sail trimmer, jib trimmer, tactician) in order to gain skills and confidence in each role.

 

There are four modules to the clinic:

  • Fundamentals Classroom Session
  • Sail Trim
  • Starts and Marks
  • Spinnaker Training

 

The clinic is held multiple times throughout the year: Spring, Summer and Fall.

Find out when the next clinic is scheduled.

 

PERFORMANCE RACE CLINIC

Counting down until the start, crossing the line, racing to the first mark, rounding the mark -- finishing first? Take your racing skills to the next level and enroll in the Performance Race Clinic. Learn skills to help you and your team become competitive racers. This 4 part clinic offers advanced race training and prepares you for racing on Allegro, a Beneteau First 36.7.

The Performance Race Team poses for a photo on the bow of Allegro before leaving the docks to go racing on San Francisco Bay.

To support the tactics of racing, Allegro is equipped with instruments displaying speed, apparent and true windspeed, and apparent and true wind directions. Equipped with both an asymmetric spinnaker and symmetrical spinnaker, the racing options are diverse.

Sign up for the entire clinic - all 4 training days. Or, chose from a variety of classroom and on-the-water workshops to fit your "tune-up" needs:

  • Advanced Spinnaker Training
  • Advanced Racing Rules
  • Boat-on-Boat Tactics
  • Boat Instruments / Mobile Devices

Prerequisite: successfully pass the Learn to Recreational Race Clinic. First time students must attend all days. Returning students can drop-in to any of the sessions for a tune-up. Find out when the next clinic is scheduled.

Do you have questions? We would be happy to help you - email us or give us a call, (415) 331 - 8250.

Testimonials

  • Molie M

    After complete two courses and having a variety of instructors, I can safely say, this is place to go if you want to learn to sail. The fleet is equally diverse and exciting. The office staff does a great job of getting you plugged into the sailing community. Fantastic group of folks!

  • 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!

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

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

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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