Bill Moreland | Modern Sailing

Bill Moreland

Chief Operations Officer

Bill started sailing in San Francisco Bay over 30 years ago, while working in the supply chain business world.  He wanted to have something to take his mind off work, so he took sailing lessons in Santa Cruz.  He was hooked.

Over the years, Bill was active in the sailing community from racing on the Bay to being a Founding Member and first Commodore of a local yacht club.  He moved from San Francisco to the British Virgin Islands; back to San Francisco; to Washington state to Massachusetts; and, finally back to the Bay area - enjoying sailing in each location.

In 2006, Bill turned to Modern Sailing to earn his U.S. Coast Guard OUPV License, followed with a 100 Ton Master’s License. In 2008, he decided to turn his passion for sailing into a new career – first as a Captain on sailboats doing tours on the Bay and finally becoming an ASA Certified Sailing Instructor. Bill oversees day-to-day operations at Modern Sailing and also enjoys helping students reach their sailing goals by teaching ASA courses, ASA Instructor Qualification clinics, and US Coast Guard captain license courses. 

Credentials:

  • ASA Certified: Instructor Evaluator (211) Basic Keelboat (201), Basic Coastal Cruising (203), Bareboat Cruising (204), Coastal Navigation (205, Advance Coastal Cruising (206), Cruising Catamaran (214) and Docking Endorsement (218)
  • Coast Guard Merchant Marine Credential Master 100 Ton License

 

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Testimonials

  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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