Dockside Briefings - Pre-Charter Orientations for J/Boats and Coho II | Modern Sailing

Dockside Briefings - Pre-Charter Orientations for J/Boats and Coho II

At Modern Sailing, we understand that choosing the perfect boat for your charter can sometimes be challenging, especially if you're accustomed to a particular vessel and you haven't tried others with configurations that may be unfamiliar to you.

That's why we're here to help you expand your sailing horizons and explore new options with confidence. 

We're excited to introduce our new complimentary offering: the "Dockside Briefing!" You can receive a Dockside Briefing for the following boats:

What is a Dockside Briefing?

This personalized session takes place right at the dock where one of our knowledgeable fleet staff will meet you. They'll provide a comprehensive introduction and walk-through of your chosen boat, highlighting its unique features and important aspects you should know for your journey.

Whether it's understanding the layout, operating specific equipment, or mastering any quirks, our goal is to ensure you feel comfortable and prepared to sail smoothly.

Plan for 15 minutes to receive your Dockside Briefing. Please call us in advance if you can to schedule the right time before your planned departure.

How To Book a Dockside Briefing

When making your charter reservation online, add a note that you'd like to request a Dockside Briefing, as shown in the screenshot below. Please let us know the time you plan to arrive at the boat.


If you're making your reservation over the phone or by email, be sure to inform your Customer Service Representative that you'd like a Dockside Briefing.

When you arrive at the boat on the day of your charter, please give us a call on VHF channel 71 to let us know you're ready to receive your briefing.

It's that easy! So, why not take advantage of this valuable resource and broaden your sailing experience with ease?

Do you have questions about Dockside Briefings? Please contact us. We're happy to help!

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  • Warren Leiden, Member

    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!

  • 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.

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

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