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Six Reasons To Savor Winter Sailing

Banish the winter blues with more time on the water! Modern Sailing gives members six reasons to love winter sailing.

15% Winter Savings on Bareboat Charters

Log lots of on-the-water days for less! Bareboat charter rates are discounted November 4, 2019 through March 11, 2020. Check out Our Charter Fleet page for details.

Charter 5 Times - Winter Bonus!

When you charter 5 times between January 1 and March 31, we will credit your account 10% of the total you paid for your 5 charters!

Prime Time Charters Extended Through Sunset

November 4 through March 10, Prime Time charters (9:30am - 3:30pm) are extended to sunset. You'll pay less for more time on the water. 

24-Hour Cancellation Policy

As 24-hour weather forecasts are more reliably dialed in than 72-hour forecasts, we enable you to make well-informed decisions about whether or not to sail, without late cancellation concerns. When you provide 24 or more hours advance notice, you can cancel your charter reservation with no penalty. (Spring/summer cancellation policy requires 72 hours notice.). 

Test Your Mettle (And Stay Safe)

We'll halt our on the water programs if winds are predicted to be or are 30 knots or more (sustained). Otherwise, when it rains it's business as usual for our hardy instructors, captains, staff, club members, and students.

We recommend that every aspiring sailor, when ready and confident, test their mettle by trying out sailing in a mild to moderate storm event on San Francisco Bay. With the right foul weather gear, it's very possible to stay warm and dry. Many sailors find sailing in the rain refreshing or invigorating. 

We discourage charterers from going out in weather conditions in which they may feel unprepared for. Likewise, if conditions deteriorate beyond your comfort level while you're out there, head on in. Practice safety first by knowing your limits. Our Heavy Weather SailingElectronic Piloting and Radar, and Mastering Sail Trim Clinics can boost your skills and confidence to prepare you for sailing in less-than-fair conditions.

Are you and your foul weather gear ready for the challenge? Gusty and shifty storm winds will strengthen your skillset and help you prepare for sailing in a wider range of conditions. The experience will also add new dimension to your sailing resume and fireside stories. And you'll find that after a soggy sail, hot cider never tasted better.

Easy-Going Fair Weather Sailing

You might be surprised at how beautiful winter weather on the Bay can be in between storm systems. Watch the forecast and jump on those sunny days when you can! You'll enjoy light winds and gentle sailing when the winter weather is sunny or partly cloudy. As in the spring and summertime, bring layers of clothing to don as needed.

Learn to make the most of light winds with our Light Wind Sailing Techniques Clinic.

Resolved To Begin Sailing or Sail More in 2020?

We're making it easier for you to get on the water with our New Year Resolve To Sail Specials!

Questions? Call our friendly office at (415) 331-8250 or Email Us.


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  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

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