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WIND & WOMEN - Women's Sailing Courses and Race Team!

Introducing Wind & Women

Are you a female sailor, interested in learning to sail or race sailboats with an all-women crew? Join Wind & Women - MSC's women's sailing program! While we believe that anyone can learn from any of our excellent instructors, we are eager to create a supportive and encouraging program in which women support women in achieving their sailing goals.

Women Take the Helm

The legacy of women in sailing dates back to the 1700s with infamous pirates Anna Bonney and Hannah Reed aboard the pirate sloop Revenge. Throughout history, women have been making their mark in the sailing community, setting circumnavigation records, leading all-female race teams and making it clear that the sea is a big enough challenge for both men and women. From Krystyna Chojnowska-Liskiewicz, the first woman to circumnavigate the world, to Laura Dekker - the youngest, and Jeanne Socrates - the oldest, female sailors have been adding their finesse to sailing for centuries. (To read more about cool women sailors, see A History of Women in Sailing and 13 Top Female Sailors.)

Learn to Sail on San Francisco Bay

Wind & Women is focused on building this legacy and growing the community of female sailors who make the Bay Area their home. Taught by Captains Kira Maixner, Laura ParentKatie Cornetta, Andrea Geisinger, and Sophie Everatt, courses accommodate all skill levels and provide an inclusive and open atmosphere for learning how to sail confidently. Even the unique biomechanics of the female body means taking a different approach to moving around the boat and powering up the sails. Take the helm, hone your skills, and skipper like a pro - join Wind & Women and sign up for one of our American Sailing Association courses!

Finding Wind & Women courses on our schedule is easy - simply go to the Schedule page and click the "All Classes" drop-down list, as shown in the screenshot below.

Wind & Women Race Team

The Wind & Women program includes an all-women race team! To join the Wind & Women Race Team, first complete the co-ed Recreational Race Clinic, then sign up for Wind & Women races.

There are three ways to sign up for Wind & Women courses and races - call (415) 331-8250, email us, or check the Schedule and enroll online. Pricing for Wind & Women courses and races is the same as for co-ed courses and races.

*Note: If enrollment numbers for a Wind & Women race boat is too low to meet the required minimum number of racers, the boat may be converted to co-ed.

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Testimonials

  • 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.

  • Casey Bishop, Corporate Regatta

    WE LOVED IT! The whole team was so honored and thankful. Thanks so much for all of your team's hard work and excellence in organizing our party. Of the 22 of us, only 4 had ever been sailing and not in the Bay. The guys had an incredible experience, the skippers were all really great, allowing each of us to be at the wheel. They were kind and empowering. Plus the weather and wind were perfect! It was definitely one of the top 3 experiences that we have shared as leaders in the past 5 + years. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

  • Mike, Santa Rosa, California

    All of the courses and my instructors (JT and Stan) were extremely professional and full of knowledge and experience. I found I was able to learn from their experiences beyond the scope of the courses, and look forward to future opportunities to do so. I would highly recommend Modern Sailing to anyone.

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