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 lifelong sport.

MSC is dedicated to making your learning experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.  All of our beginner-level 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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Purchase your Modern Sailing Club Membership Initiation online and gain instant access to all the benefits of membership!

 

At Modern Sailing School & Club, we are adapting to a new reality, and it shows in the changes to the way our community interacts and the way we do business. To responsibly share the healthy... Read more

 

Every spring at Modern Sailing School & Club, we close our doors for half a day to gather for our Operations Staff Annual Kick-Off Meeting, which is always followed by a fun teambuilding event... Read more

 

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Testimonials

  • Mike, Santa Rosa, California

    All of the courses and my instructors (JT and Stan) were extremely professional and full of knowledge and experience. I found I was able to learn from their experiences beyond the scope of the courses, and look forward to future opportunities to do so. I would highly recommend Modern Sailing to anyone.

  • 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.

  • 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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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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