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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In January, more than 20 Modern Sailing captains and crew gathered on Antigua to embark on a 10-day sailing adventure in paradise. Two skippered catamarans and three bareboat monohulls took to the... Read more

 

Seasickness is an uncomfortable subject, but one that can affect even the most ardent and experienced sailors and sea-goers. To make the most of your time on the water, learn what causes... Read more

 

Love to share your love of sailing with your friends and loved ones? Learn about two ways Modern Sailing members can share the rewards of sailing and club membership with others.

 

What are lazy jacks and stack packs? 

Lazy jacks are networks of lines that are rigged along each side of the mainsail from multiple points on the boom or a stack pack to a point on the... Read more

 

All the way from Fremantle, Australia, former Modern Sailing student and Global Destinations client Dr. Holly Williams sent us an update on her progress with Team UNICEF in the Clipper Round The... Read more

 

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Testimonials

  • 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.

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

  • 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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