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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.

East Bay Sailing Lessons

Do you live on the east side of San Francisco Bay? For your convenience, Modern Sailing is now offering ASA 101, Basic Keelboat and ASA 103, Bareboat Cruising at Inspire Sailing, our partner club in Berkeley! As a fantastic bonus, members who take at least one course in Berkeley will receive a complimentary upgrade to Dual Site Membership for 6 months! Learn More

How far do you want to sail?

Do you want to sail around San Francisco Bay, charter internationally, cross an ocean, or sail around the world? Our friendly office team can help you build a sailing education plan to prepare you with the skills and confidence you'll need to get underway . Call or email us with your questions. Click the links below to view course details and schedule. 

View our Schedule of Classes

View our Course Enrollment and Cancellation Policies 
 

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Testimonials

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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