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

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 safely and confidently. 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

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