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ASA Sailing Certification Courses

ASA Course on San Francisco Bay

Learn to Sail

Join the ranks of a world-wide community when you learn to sail! Whatever your goals are, to learn a new sport, to travel, explore uncharted territory, cruise, race or to simply enjoy the water, we’ll help you master the necessary skills. Modern Sailing School & Club teaches to the American Sailing Association’s (ASA) keelboat standards and is a three-time winner of ASA’s Outstanding School of the Year award. Many of our students have gone on to skipper our Club Sails, charter internationally, buy their own boats, circumnavigate the globe, earn their Captain’s license, and even became instructors themselves. Our ASA courses are taught by USCG Captains who are certified ASA Instructors.

American Sailing Association Affiliate

The American Sailing Association was founded in 1983 and standardized sailing education in the United States. With the mission to “help people sail safely and confidently,” ASA offers eight levels of certification with 11 courses and 4 endorsements that are globally recognized by sailing schools and charter companies worldwide. Of those courses, Modern Sailing School offers: 

Learning to Sail on San Francisco Bay

The San Francisco Bay is a world-renowned sailing destination. With 25 knots of wind on a regular basis, strong currents, and heavy shipping traffic, the Bay provides the perfect environment for learning to sail. As the saying goes “if you can sail in San Francisco, you can sail anywhere in the world.” Take the helm, hoist the sails, and join the Bay Area's sailing community today.

How far do you wish to go? Call or email our office with your questions. Click the links below to view course details and schedule. 

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View our Course Enrollment and Cancellation Policies 
 

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Testimonials

  • John Kipping

    The meeting room was quite adequate and the location most convenient, but the course outline and instruction were outstanding. Modern Sailing is fortunate to have such a well organized instructor in Mr. Stan Lander who teaches very well from a rich professional background. Mr. Lander was generous with his time and patiently in helping students who needed more attention or time in understanding various aspects of the curriculum.

  • 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.

  • 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!

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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