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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  • 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!

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

  • Guy Robinson, Member

    I started sailing at Modern at the end of 2021 and threw myself into it, spending as much time out on the water as I could. I came to Modern with some flat water dinghy sailing experience and it was quite a transition learning to sail bigger boats in much tougher conditions. There was a lot to learn, but the Modern instructors, Club Skippers and fellow Modern sailors made learning fun and rewarding. My Modern instructors were clearly very experienced sailors and sailing with them was inspiring! I want to thank the maintenance crew and office staff for their dedication and hard work - you are the folks who make things work! There is a lot more to learn and I look forward to sailing with Modern for years to come.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

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

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

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