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Half Moon Bay Trip

Modern Sailing members sail Coho II, a Spencer 44, out the Golden Gate and down to Half Moon Bay on a Modern Sailing Expeditions Trip.

Weekend Trip, 2.5 days and 2 nights

Have you been dreaming of a coastal cruising adventure close to home that you can fit into a single weekend? Join MSC for a sail down the coast to Half Moon Bay!

This two-night expedition starts at MSC base at 4:00 PM on Friday evening to provision, plan the course, do a safety briefing, and meet the crew. Sleep aboard the night before to prepare for an early departure on Saturday morning. 

Once out the gate, you’ll spend the day sailing downwind, watching for whales, and surfing ocean swells. Upon arrival at Half Moon Bay, the crew can venture ashore to dine at one of the many seaside restaurants like Sam's Chowder House that boast fresh catches and local delights. Other evening activities include a walk down the beach or enjoying a night cap at local favorites, Ketch Joann Restaurant and Harbor Bar or the Half Moon Bay Brewing Company. After breakfast on Sunday, we will make our way back up the coast, aiming to arrive at MSC base in time to clean up and disembark before sunset.


Per Cabin (catamaran): Members $895, Non-members $1,095
Per Berth (monohull): Members $625, Non-members $795

Coho II, a Spencer 44, is anchored in Half Moon Bay on a Modern Sailing Expedition Trip.

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  • Guy Robinson, Member

    I started sailing at Modern at the end of 2021 and threw myself into it, spending as much time out on the water as I could. I came to Modern with some flat water dinghy sailing experience and it was quite a transition learning to sail bigger boats in much tougher conditions. There was a lot to learn, but the Modern instructors, Club Skippers and fellow Modern sailors made learning fun and rewarding. My Modern instructors were clearly very experienced sailors and sailing with them was inspiring! I want to thank the maintenance crew and office staff for their dedication and hard work - you are the folks who make things work! There is a lot more to learn and I look forward to sailing with Modern for years to come.

  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • 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.

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