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Member Scott Dunn's YouTube Video on Learning and Sailing with MSC

Have you ever thought about learning to sail on San Francisco Bay?

In the video below, find out one of the best ways to learn in the words of a Modern Sailing School & Club student and member!

Outdoor enthusiast, YouTuber, and MSC club member Scott Dunn recently posted a video discussing what he's gained by taking classes and chartering sailboats on San Francisco Bay with Modern Sailing School & Club.

Scott's journey with MSC began in the 1990s (known back then as Modern Sailing Academy) with completing ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing and ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising under the watchful eye of John Connolly, MSC's former owner. Soon after earning his certifications, Scott became a member and frequent charterer. In 1999, he proposed to his future wife on an MSC boat in Ayala Cove, but after the birth of their daughter in 2001, Scott hung up his life jacket for many years.

In 2017, Scott returned to his sailing roots and rejoined MSC as a Silver Fleet member. A few months later, he upgraded his charter qualification to Gold Fleet by taking the Gold Fleet Upgrade Clinic, and fortified his docking confidence by completing the ASA 118, Docking Endorsement clinic in 2018. In early 2020, Scott upgraded his qualification once again to Platinum by taking ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising. Throughout the years of his membership, Scott has remained a frequent charterer, sharing his love of sailing with friends and family often - and now also on YouTube!

In this video, in addition to sharing his positive experience with MSC, Scott also features some fun Bay sailing footage and several clips of one his most memorable on-the-water experiences - sailing under a thrilling Blue Angels aerobatics show. Enjoy!

In the meantime, Scott has plans in the works to produce videos featuring sailing tips that he's learned at MSC. We look forward to seeing and sharing them!

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Sara Jane G.

    I've taken two classes at MSS&C and was very happy with the program. This is also a great club with lots of opportunities for camaraderie and practice on the water. The boats in the fleet are fantastic and kept in tip-top shape. I highly recommend for all sailors and would-be sailors!

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