ASA 101 and 103 Courses Now Available in Berkeley! | Modern Sailing

ASA 101 and 103 Courses Now Available in Berkeley!

East San Francisco Bay Area American Sailing Association Courses

Are you a newcomer to sailing who lives on the eastern side of San Francisco Bay? We have great news for you! Modern Sailing and our partner site Inspire Sailing have partnered to offer ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing and ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising courses in Berkeley.

As in Sausalito, these courses are taught on Catalina 30 vessels with wheel helms and inboard diesel engines. Inspire Sailing will continue to offer US Sailing Basic Keelboat and Basic Cruising courses, which are taught on their fleet of J24s. These programs offer Berkeley students the choice of pursuing  a sport-focused or cruising-focused learning path - or both!

Learning and practicing across diverse environments makes you a better sailor - and keeps your sailing fresh and fun!

Complimentary Dual Site Membership Upgrade

If you are a club member at Modern Sailing or Inspire Sailing and take one or more ASA courses in Berkeley, you will automatically receive a complimentary upgrade to Dual Site Membership for six months. That's right - for 6 months, you'll receive all the great benefits of membership at both locations for the price of a single site membership!

Upon completing ASA 103, you will be qualified to bareboat charter Silver Fleet boats at the location where you took the course.

  • NOTE: Docking and sailing conditions at the Sausalito and Berkeley locations are very different. You will need to be prepared for and certified for both environments. To bareboat charter at the location where you did not take ASA 103, you will be required to complete a Fleet Certification Check-out (Sausalito) or an Evaluation Sail (Berkeley).

During the pilot phase of this program, online booking is not available, but you can preview the schedule of course dates online. For questions or to sign up, please call or email either office. Contact information is provided below. 

Modern Sailing Sausalito
(415) 331-8250

Inspire Sailing Berkeley
(510) 831-1800

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  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

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