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Development Sails

One Day, 9am - 3:30pm

Sportboat, Silver, Platinum, Catamaran, and Spinnaker Development Sails

Has it been awhile since you last sailed? Or have you recently taken ASA 103, ASA 104, or ASA 114, and need more time on the water to solidify your skills? If any of the scenarios below apply to you, a Development Sail is for you!

  • You have successfully completed the course and would like more practice to increase your confidence prior to chartering.
  • You are planning to undergo a Fleet Rating Checkout (a.k.a. Evaluation Sail) and want to ensure that you are prepared to succeed.
  • Your instructor has recommended more practice in one or more skill areas in order for you to successfully complete your ASA certification or Fleet Rating Checkout.
  • Some time has passed since you've sailed or earned your certification and you would like a refresher of the essential skills.

Clinics include the practice of docking, steering, and sail trim on various points of sail, reefing, crew overboard recovery procedures, heaving-to, and standing turn maneuvers.

These are full-day sessions that run from 9:00am - 4:00pm with a break for lunch. Depending on boat size, you will have 2 to 4 classmates and an instructor on board to help you improve your skills and confidence in departing, docking, maneuvering in close quarters, crew overboard recovery, reefing underway, and more. In addition to our “general practice” Development Sails, we can also help organize Development Sails for you and your crew with targeted topics in mind — crew overboard recovery, reefing underway, and docking/marina procedures, which are all common skill areas that sailors seek extra training for.

There are four fleet sizes and a spinnaker option for you to choose from. Not sure where you fit in?  We would be happy to help you - email us or give us a call at (415) 331-8250.

Taught on a J/24 or J/80 in Berkekely
$245 for members
$295 for non-members
Prerequisites: ASA 101, Sportboat Basic Keelboat Sailing; or US Sailing Basic Cruising

Taught on the 30' - 32' vessels in Berkeley and Sausalito
$250 for members
$295 for non-members
Prerequisites: ASA 101, Basic Keelboat SailingASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising; or US Sailing Bareboat Cruising

Taught on the 38'+ vessels in Sausalito
$305 for members
$375 for non-members
Prerequisites: ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Taught on our luxury catamarans in Sausalito
$345 for members
$430 for non-members
Prerequisites: ASA 114, Catamaran Cruising

Taught in Berkeley on a J/Boat and Sausalito on a Catalina 30 or 320.
$245 for members
$295 for non-members
Prerequisites: Asymmetrical Spinnaker Clinic

There are three ways to sign up for one of these clinics - by phone (415) 331-8250, email, or by clicking the link below.

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  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

  • 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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415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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