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You'll Fall in Love with Fall Sailing on San Francisco Bay

As much as we enjoy the intense winds of summer, we always we look forward to the refreshing change of pace that the Autumn Equinox brings to the Bay. As the days shorten and the valley cools, our local waters become as close to a fair-weather sailor's paradise as they can be!

Here are 3 reasons we think you'll fall in love with fall sailing on San Francisco Bay. 

1) Get Vitamin D naturally!

Lighter, warmer breezes with sunny skies mean you'll have opportunities to sail comfortably in fewer layers of clothing. Soak up some sunshine while you can! (If you're sun-sensitive, we recommend sunscreen, of course.)

2) Smoother sailing soothes nervous novices. 

Want to get your friends and family bitten by the sailing bug? While there are never guarantees where weather is concerned, generally, fall conditions can provide a most pleasant introduction to the sport.

Never sailed, you say? If you're intrigued by the idea of sailing but leery of summer's strong winds, fall is a perfect time to begin your sailing education. If you're not sure if sailing is for you, start with a 1-day Introductory Sail. Within two weeks after your Introductory Sail, we'll email you a special discount code for $50 off ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing.

Fall is also a great time to try out sportboats like the J/24 and J/105 at Inspire Sailing in Berkeley!

3) A sweet suite of seasonal sailing clinics.

These clinics were designed specifically to prepare you for enjoyable fall and winter sailing. Click on the name of the clinic to learn more.

Night Sailing Clinic - The days might be getting shorter, but your sails don't have to! This clinic will increase your confidence at the helm after dark.

Light Wind Sailing Techniques - Prepare to make the most of late fall and winter's notoriously light winds with advanced sail trim techniques. 

Heavy Weather Sailing Clinic - Learn about high wind line handling techniques, personal safety equipment, setting up storm sails and running rigging, types of drogues and sea anchors, and steering in large following seas.

Questions? Give our friendly office a call at (415) 331-8250 or email us. A customer service representative will be happy to answer any questions you may have about seasonal conditions on San Francisco Bay and the clinics that will help you make the most of them.


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  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

  • Andrew Goble, San Francisco

    It has been wonderful sailing with MSC over the years. Please extend my thanks to the owners, management, and staff for unrequited professionalism and high standards in a charter fleet. I have sailed with several in my years and none nearly hold a candle to the quality of business and staff at Modern Sailing.

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Sausalito Location
2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-8250 / (800) 995-1668

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1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
(510) 831-1800

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