Sailing Courses & Clinics | Modern Sailing

Sailing Courses & Clinics

What inspires you - day sailing, racing, vacation chartering, or extended voyaging? Whether your dream is to sail around San Francisco Bay or sail around the world, our Berkeley and Sausalito ASA certification courses and advanced clinics will help you prepare to get underway. 

Certification Courses

Modern Sailing is an American Sailing Association school. Whether you are exploring the sport of sailing for the first time, revisiting a forgotten passion, or looking to take your skills to the next level, Modern Sailing can help you reach your goals. View all ASA courses.

Sportboat and Cruising Boat Learning Options

Modern Sailing has two locations - Sausalito and Berkeley. In addition to the cruising boat education path, our Berkeley location also offers an exciting sportboat program - ASA courses and advanced clinics taught aboard our sturdy and agile J/Boats. If the idea zipping around the Bay on high-performance racing sportboats appeals to you, check the schedule of Berkeley Sailing Courses and Berkeley Sailing Clinics to learn more.

Clinics & Advanced Training

Learn new skills, refresh existing skills, and refine specialized skills. View all Clinics.

Racing Program

With locations in Berkeley and Sausalito, Modern Sailing is able to offer the widest range of opportunities to learn and experience the excitement of yacht club racing on San Francisco Bay. In Sausalito, you'll learn racing skills and race in local races aboard one of our Catalina 320s. In Berkeley, learn and race aboard an exciting J/105. Learn more about the Modern Sailing Racing Program.

Professional Training

Through rigorous United States Coast Guard training, you can realize your dreams of becoming a charter captain or sailing instructor. More information about getting your Captain's License. 

Our staff has extensive training and experience as American Sailing Association Instructor Qualifiers.  We offer clinics throughout the year to help sailors get their Instructor Certifications.  More information about becoming an ASA Sailing Instructor.

Private Lessons

Do you have specific goals, we can design a custom plan to help meet your needs. Call us at (415) 331-8250 or send an email for more information and a specialized quote.

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  • Warren Leiden, Member

    I try to get out on the water every week: out the Gate, around Angel, up Raccoon - I love it all. After 18 years as a member of OCSC in Berkeley, I learned to sail the bigger boats at Modern by taking ASA 103 and 104. My ASA 104 instructor Dave Russell was terrific. Also, Captain Bill Moreland has been very generous in giving informal advice whenever I’ve asked him. Thanks to Bill, I no longer have any anxiety about docking!

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • 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.

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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