Modern Sailing School & Club - San Francisco Bay Sailing Lessons, Charters and Rentals, Adventure Sailing
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 and represent decades of sailing experience. They are award winning instructors, world cruisers, and Coast Guard Commanders.  Our high standards have earned us accolades in the sailing community, including the American Sailing Association's School of the Year Award.

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While ASA courses prepare you for basic navigation, becoming proficient in the electronic navigation tools found on your boat allows you to plan your trip and chart your course with ease. 

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Introducing Wind & Women

Modern Sailing School & Club is excited to announce Wind & Women - our women’s sailing program launching in Spring 2019! While we believe that anyone... Read more

 

Join another adventure with Modern Sailing as we set course to enchanting Tahiti! Sail and swim among towering emerald volcanoes jutting up from turquoise lagoons, surrounded by the splendid reefs... Read more

 

Modern Sailing School & Club and the American Sailing Association (ASA) recognize the sacrifices made by the men and women who have served or are serving in our country’s armed forces. As a... Read more

 
Sailboat racing on San Francisco Bay

Open enrollment for the 2018-19 Winter Race Season is now available online. Race Packs are also available for purchase online. Pick your dates, purchase your Race... Read more

 

Testimonials

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

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

  • 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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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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