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You Can Sign Up for Membership Online!

Purchase your Modern Sailing Club Membership Initiation online and gain instant access to all the benefits of membership!

  • Individual Memberships:  Monthly membership dues for an individual are $50 per month and begin on the 1st of the month after you sign up. 
  • Partner Memberships: Two sailors can share a membership for $65/month. To convert your Individual Membership to a Partner Membership, please contact our office. (Contact information is provided below.) There are no additional initiation fees to convert to a Partner Membership.
  • No Signature Signup: There are no contracts to sign - membership is month-to-month.
  • Instant Access: After purchasing, you'll immediately be able to sign up for any ASA Course, Sailing Clinic, or Local Expedition at the discounted member rate, sign up to join Club Sails, and begin getting qualified to bareboat charter.
  • Dual Site Membership Option: Enjoy all the benefits of membership with both Modern Sailing and Inspire Sailing in Berkeley with a Dual Site Membership. Monthly dues are $75 for an Individual Membership or $90 for a Partners Membership. Learn more about Dual Site Membership.
  • Be sure to check out the Member Resources section of our website for helpful information about your Modern Sailing membership and sailing San Francisco Bay!


  • For Students and Non-Charterers: Purchase Membership Initiation Online - $500 (Purchase this package if you do not require a Fleet Certification Checkout because you have completed a qualifying certification course at Modern Sailing within the last 3 years, or if you do not wish to bareboat charter.)
  • For Experienced Skippers and Charterers: Purchase Membership Initiation + Fleet Certification Checkout Bundle (Clinic) - $700 - link to purchase coming soon! (This package is for experienced sailors who would like to get charter certified by joining one of our prescheduled Checkout Clinics.) 
  • For Experienced Skippers and Charterers: Purchase Membership Initiation + Fleet Certification Checkout Bundle (Private) - $850 (Purchase this package if you are an experienced sailor who does not need to take a qualifying ASA Course and would like to qualify for chartering by performing a Private Fleet Certification Checkout with one of our instructors.)
  • Modern Sailing club members upgrading to a Dual Site Membership - there is no fee to upgrade your membership. Please call our office at (415) 331-8250 or email us to get set up. 
  • Partner Membership - Please contact our office at the phone number or email address above to add a partner who will share the benefits of membership with you.

Bareboat Qualification for Experienced Sailors
Are you an experienced sailor who would like to bareboat charter? After you follow the link above to purchase your Membership Initiation and Fleet Certification Checkout Bundle, be sure to also request to schedule your Fleet Certification Checkout by filling out this online form: Request Form: Checkouts, Challenges, Private Lessons.

ASA Courses for Bareboat Charter Qualification
Students may qualify for bareboat chartering by successfully completing the following courses at Modern Sailing School & Club (within the last 3 years prior to membership initiation):

Novice Sailors Can Save $$$ with these Membership + Course Packages!

Are you planning on taking two or more ASA Courses, beginning with ASA 101? Check out our money-saving ASA Course / Membership Packages, which are also available for purchase online.

Questions? Please contact our friendly Customer Service Team at (415) 331-8250 or send an email to


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  • Andrew Goble, San Francisco

    It has been wonderful sailing with MSC over the years. Please extend my thanks to the owners, management, and staff for unrequited professionalism and high standards in a charter fleet. I have sailed with several in my years and none nearly hold a candle to the quality of business and staff at Modern Sailing.

  • 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.

  • 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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