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
Inspire Sailing Berkeley