Dual Site Membership - Sausalito and Berkeley Sailing Clubs Partner Up | Modern Sailing

Dual Site Membership - Sausalito and Berkeley Sailing Clubs Partner Up

Sausalito's Modern Sailing and Berkeley's Inspire Sailing have partnered up to offer San Francisco Bay Area sailors expanded and diverse opportunities for learning, fun, and friendship at both sailing clubs. Get inspired! Sailing a wider variety of boats among different sceneries, winds, and tidal patterns will invigorate your sailing. Dual Site members also receive special member pricing when they sign up for courses, clinics, seminars, and Club Sails at either location.

We've anticipated some of the questions you may have about this exciting membership program. If you don't find all the answers you need below, please call our friendly office at (415) 331-8250 or send us an email. We're happy to answer any questions you may have or help you get set up.

Dual Site Membership FAQ


What are the benefits of a Dual Site membership?

You'll have fun experiencing a wide variety of boats and conditions with access to Modern Sailing’s Sausalito Fleet and Inspire Sailing’s Berkeley fleet (depending on your qualifications*).

Dual site members also enjoy the same benefits of membership at Inspire Sailing as they do at Modern Sailing. Connect to a supportive and encouraging community of sailors and enjoy special member rates on courses, clinics, seminars, and Club Sails at both clubs.

*A “local knowledge” and/or specific “boat orientation” Fleet Certification Check-out will be required at Inspire Sailing due to different characteristics between the locations and fleets.


What are the costs?

If you're already an initiated Modern Sailing club member, there is no initiation fee to upgrade to a Dual Site Membership. To upgrade, contact our office at (415) 331-8250 or email us.

Existing Modern club members who are already certified to charter at MSC:

  • Upgrade to the Dual Site Membership ($0).
  • Do a Check-out at Inspire Sailing ($150 for Sport Boats or $225 for Cruising Boats); and/or,
  • Not ready for a check-out on Sport Boats? Complete the Introduction to Sport Boats Clinic at Inspire Sailing ($495).

Existing Modern members who are students and not yet certified to charter:

  • Upgrade to the Dual Site Membership ($0).
  • Finish your course path at Modern that gets you certified for the Sausalito fleet (cost varies).
  • Do a check-out at Inspire Sailing to be eligible to sail out of Berkeley as well ($150 for Sport Boats or $225 for Cruising Boats); and/or
  • Not ready for a check-out on Sport Boats? Complete the Introduction to Sport Boats Clinic at Inspire Sailing ($495).

Incoming new members who do not wish to charter at either location but would like to enjoy member benefits at both (i.e. Club Sails):

  • Purchase the Dual Site Membership Initiation ($500).

Incoming new members who are previously trained sailors and are ready to get checked-out to charter at both locations:

  • Our promotional bundle for incoming new members who would like to get Fleet Certified out at both sites includes a discounted Dual Site Membership Initiation and a Check-out at both locations - save up to $125! ($750).

Monthly membership dues begin on the first of month following your initiation. Dues are $75 for an individual membership and $90 for partners. There’s no contract to sign – keep your membership as long as you like.

The table below provides an overview of membership initiation costs and monthly dues. 

  INDIVIDUAL MEMBERSHIP PARTNER MEMBERSHIP
MSC New Member Initiation (1 Site) $375
Dual Site New Member Initiation $500
MSC Fleet Checkout $150 $150 / person
Inspire Fleet Checkout $150/$225 150/$225 / person
MSC Monthly Dues $45 / mo $60 / mo
Dual Site Monthly Dues $75 / mo $90 / mo


Reminder - incoming individual members who would like to do check-outs at both locations pay only $750 to join.

For bareboat charter pricing, see Modern Sailing Boats and Rates and Inspire Sailing Boats and Rates.

Visit Modern Sailing School and Inspire Sailing School pages for Course and Clinic pricing.

You may modify your membership once per year for free. There is a $50 administrative fee for additional modifications within a 12-month period. 


What are the fleet levels and how do I get qualified to sail different-sized boats?

Let's have a look at Fleet Levels and how they relate to boat sizes.

  SAUSALITO - MODERN SAILING BERKELEY - INSPIRE SAILING
Sport - Sport Boats < 30'
  - Sport Boats > 30'
Cruising Silver (30 – 32’) Silver Cruising (30 – 32’)
  Gold (33 – 37’) Gold Cruising (33 – 37’)
  Platinum (38 - 44') Platinum Cruising (38 - 44')
  Catamaran Catamaran Cruising


Refer to the table below to see how to get qualified for the fleet levels. Check out at Inspire Sailing for the vessel size range that you are certified for at Modern (or vice-versa).

SAUSALITO - MODERN SAILING BERKELEY - INSPIRE SAILING
- Sport Boats < 30'
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising (MSC) or
US Sailing Basic Coastal Cruising (Inspire Sailing); and
Sport Boat Clinic (Inspire Sailing)
- Sport Boats > 30'

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising (MSC); or
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising (Inspire Sailing); and
Sport Boat Clinic (Inspire Sailing)

Silver (30 – 32’) Silver Cruising (30 – 32’)

ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising (MSC); or
US Sailing Basic Cruising (Inspire Sailing); and
Experience on vessels > 30'
Sailing resume and check-out required

Gold (33 – 37’) Gold Cruising (33 – 37’)

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising (MSC); or
Gold Fleet Upgrade Clinic (MSC); or
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising (Inspire Sailing); and
Experience on 33 - 37' vessels
Sailing resume and check-out required

Platinum (38 - 44') Platinum Cruising (38' - 44")

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising (MSC),; or
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising (Inspire Sailing); and
Experience on 38 - 44' vessels
Sailing resume and check-out required

Catamaran  Catamaran Cruising

ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran, or
US Sailing Cruising Catamaran, and
Experience sailing catamarans
Sailing resume and check-out required


What if I completed US Sailing Basic Coastal Cruising on a J24 tiller-steered boat?

You are “Sport Boat < 30'" certified at Inspire Sailing if you were taught on a J24, tiller-steered, outboard engine boat, To get certified to charter at Modern Sailing, complete an "Upgrade to Silver Clinic" which may be offered at either site. (Dates TBD.)


What if I have completed ASA 103 at Modern and have never sailed a tiller-steered boat. Can I get certified on the Sport boats?

Yes. You will need to complete a “Sport Boat Orientation” Clinic at Inspire Sailing. This applies to all ASA 103 and ASA 104 certified sailors and all Modern sailors who have never sailed on a tiller-steered boat.


When are a sailing resume and Fleet Certification Checkout required?

In order to get certified to bareboat charter at a new site (eg. MSC-certified sailors certifying at Inspire Sailing) a sailing resume and check-out are required.


When are a sailing resume and Checkout not required?

  • When the sailor doesn’t wish to bareboat charter, but would like access to Club Sails, social events, and member pricing on school offerings.


How do I become a Dual Site Member?

If you’re not yet a Modern Sailing club member, you can purchase a Dual Site Individual Membership online and gain instant access to the benefits of Modern Sailing club membership, while we work on setting up your Inspire Sailing access. If you'd prefer, you may call our friendly office team at (415) 331-8250 or send us an email.

If you'd like to change to a Dual Site Partner Membership to share your membership with another sailor, please contact our office to get set up.

For current Modern Sailing club members wanting to upgrade to a Dual Site Membership, there is no fee to upgrade! Please contact our office to get set up.

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  • Casey Bishop, Corporate Regatta

    WE LOVED IT! The whole team was so honored and thankful. Thanks so much for all of your team's hard work and excellence in organizing our party. Of the 22 of us, only 4 had ever been sailing and not in the Bay. The guys had an incredible experience, the skippers were all really great, allowing each of us to be at the wheel. They were kind and empowering. Plus the weather and wind were perfect! It was definitely one of the top 3 experiences that we have shared as leaders in the past 5 + years. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

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    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

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    After complete two courses and having a variety of instructors, I can safely say, this is place to go if you want to learn to sail. The fleet is equally diverse and exciting. The office staff does a great job of getting you plugged into the sailing community. Fantastic group of folks!

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