Dual Site Student Advisor Program | Modern Sailing

Dual Site Student Advisor Program

Ahoy, sailing students! We want your feedback - and we’ll reward you for it with a FREE 6-month Dual Site Membership!

Modern Sailing and Inspire Sailing have partnered to offer a cruising boat-focused education program (ASA 101 and ASA 103 courses) in Berkeley. We also want to hear directly from our students what it was like to learn, get qualified to charter, and bareboat charter at both the Sausalito and Berkeley locations. We’re recruiting a maximum of 12 students to participate in this program.

What are we asking of Dual Site Student Advisors?

  • Complete one ASA course at Modern Sailing in Sausalito and one ASA course in Berkeley. You get to choose where you will take ASA 101 and ASA 103. 
  • After completing both courses, provide feedback to the Modern Sailing management team.
  • Receive charter certification at each site. (Complete a Fleet Certification Check-out or Evaluation Sail at the site where the student did not complete 103).
  • Provide feedback to Modern Sailing management about the “charter certification” experience at each site.
  • Complete at least one bareboat charter at each location.
  • Provide feedback about the charter experience at each site.
  • Feedback will consist of a simple questionnaire after course and charter completion as well as a feedback conversation with our CEO and management team.

How qualifications are required to participate?

  • In order to qualify, you must be a Modern or Inspire Sailing member (either Single Site or Dual Site), and have purchased an ASA 101 and ASA 103 or a multi-course package that includes ASA 101 and 103.
  • You must be intending to complete ASA 101 and 103 and get charter certified within the next 6 months.
  • If you have already completed ASA 101 in Sausalito, you can participate in this program by completing ASA 103 in Berkeley.

How does one apply to participate?

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  • Trudy Flores

    Captain Jeff Cathers is really cool. I had such a great time on the Farallones Day Trip. It was actually my very best day of 2020. Thank you so much for coordinating the trip.

  • 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.

  • Emma & George Stubbs, Sausalito

    We just took our ASA 106 at a school in Rhode Island as we prepare for 6 months of cruising in the Caribbean. The class was great, but more than anything it made us really appreciate the quality of teaching and rigor at Modern Sailing. Even though we were the newest to sailing, the group seemed to think that we had the best fundamentals. We felt very well prepared and we see why Modern Sailing has the reputation it does.

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