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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As much as we enjoy the intense winds of summer, we always we look forward to the refreshing change of pace that the Autumn Equinox brings to the Bay. As the days shorten and the valley cools, our... Read more

 

Modern Sailing wants to hear directly from students what it was like to learn, get qualified to charter, and charter at BOTH the Sausalito and Berkeley locations. We’ll reward Dual Site Student... Read more

 

East San Francisco Bay Area American Sailing Association Courses

Are you a newcomer to sailing who lives on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay? We have great news for you! Modern... Read more

 

During a recent Team Sail at Inspire Sailing Berkeley, Bill had his first taste of sailing the J/105 and was immediately smitten with the model. He was elated with her eager swiftness in light... Read more

 

Pay less to play more! Modern Sailing and Inspire Sailing are excited to offer a membership program to make it easier for you to enjoy sailing more frequently! Pay no... Read more

 

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Testimonials

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

  • John Clark

    Every aspect of Modern Sailing - training, syllabus, course materials, quality of the boats, quality of the instructors, and the very friendly and helpful staff - exceeded my expectations. Modern Sailing has a first class sailing program in an environment with challenging winds and currents. I look forward to coming back to charter a boat and certainly plan to continue my sailing training.

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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