I try to get out on the water every week: out the Gate, around Angel, up Raccoon - I love it all. After 18 years as a member of OCSC in Berkeley, I learned to sail the bigger boats at Modern by taking ASA 103 and 104. My ASA 104 instructor Dave Russell was terrific. Also, Captain Bill Moreland has been very generous in giving informal advice whenever I’ve asked him. Thanks to Bill, I no longer have any anxiety about docking!
July 27, 2022
Matt Coelho has been an active member of Modern Sailing since 2021 and is also the owner of a sailboat located in Greece. His seasonal cruising adventures began last year and he is becoming more familiar with the beautiful seas and islands surrounding Greece.
Sailing can be relaxing, refreshing, invigorating, and sometimes challenging. As an activity that involves human nature and working with the temperamental forces of wind and waves, an incident or accident that results in loss or damage can happen to any skipper.
If you’re new to sailing, you may have noticed some sailors carrying hefty duffles or dry bags on their way down to the docks. Ever wonder what experienced sailors and skippers keep in those gear bags? Let's have a look at some of the most common items.
Heather Stewart is one of Modern Sailing's outstanding Club Skippers and a leader among our sailing community. She admits it was a long struggle with her self-confidence to go from white-knuckle dinghy steering to catamaran cruising and encouraging others to take the helm.
What are the qualities of a great skipper? We asked this question with a survey in our March 31 weekly newsletter on on social media, and here are the results! We’ve listed them in order of least important to most important based on the ratio of your responses.
April 20, 2022
Modern Sailing is delighted to announce that our March Club Skipper Clinic has certified four club members to lead our social Club Sails! Learn about our newest Club Skippers in their own words and if you see them down on the docks, please join us in welcoming them aboard our Club Skipper team.
You may have heard that SF Bay is a great place to experience sailing. This is true! You may have also heard that it can get chilly out there. Also true! But by following three simple rules for sailing attire, just about anyone can sail comfortably all day, everywhere in the Bay.