Kate and Warren Templeton, Modern Sailors and Now Boat Owners! | Modern Sailing

Kate and Warren Templeton, Modern Sailors and Now Boat Owners!

December 30, 2020

As club members and students of Modern Sailing since late 2018, Kate and Warren Templeton have spent the last two years building a strong foundation of skills to carry them on to their next big sailing adventure, which began in 2020 - boat ownership and destination cruising.

Kate's boating roots formed in childhood while exploring the San Juan Islands off of Seattle with her family aboard their power boat. Warren's love for boating also began in childhood while enjoying frequent excursions along Florida waterways aboard his family's 13’ Boston Whaler. While Kate and Warren had joined friends on sailing trips before, the idea of becoming a sailing and cruising couple didn’t spark until friends invited them for an unforgettable week-long sailing holiday in the British Virgin Islands. Soon after, the couple joined Modern Sailing School & Club. Since then, they have completed ASA courses 101, 103, and 104 together. Warren has also joined a Farallones Day Trip and the Discover SF Bay by Sail: Local Destinations and Beyond webinar.

While learning to sail at Modern Sailing, Kate found confidence in discovering that sailboats are more resilient than she expected. While out sailing, she enjoys the unique views of San Francisco from the Bay and surprise visits from sea life - even sharks! Warren's favorite aspect of sailing is that magical moment when the sails are trimmed just right, the boat is heeling slightly, and the only sounds are the wind and the rush of water over the hull. He has also found value in learning teamwork and communication through his sailing courses at MSC. He says, “Any good team demands great communication - sailing, working, or cohabiting. While Modern taught me a lot of technical skills, the deliberate and intentional communication to safely operate boats are transferrable to many other parts of my life - particularly in these remote working times.”

Sailing has become a lifetime passion for Kate and Warren. They recently purchased a sailboat of their own and hope to enjoy the wind in their sails for a long time to come. They plan to cruise the Delta this summer, and later, go on to explore the Channel Islands and California Riviera. Sailing the Bahamas and a return to the Caribbean are also high on their destination wishlist.

While we at Modern Sailing love to see members enjoy sailing with us year after year, to watch our students progress in their skills and confidence and sail off towards new horizons is poignantly rewarding and satisfying for us. We wish Kate and Warren all the best with their new boat and their amazing sailing adventures to come!

Kate standing on the bow of their new boat.

Warren happily driving on the helm of their new boat.


Do you have a dream of sailing near or far? Whether you dream of sailing around San Francisco Bay or around the world, we can help you acquire the skills and experience that you'll need to get out there with confidence. Your journey begins with an email or a phone call to our friendly office at (415) 331-8250. 

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  • 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.

  • Mike, Santa Rosa, California

    All of the courses and my instructors (JT and Stan) were extremely professional and full of knowledge and experience. I found I was able to learn from their experiences beyond the scope of the courses, and look forward to future opportunities to do so. I would highly recommend Modern Sailing to anyone.

  • 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.

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