Mark Pickett | Modern Sailing

Mark Pickett

Fleet Manager

Mark fell in love with sailing by buying a sailboat on a whim, followed by the book ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing book “Sailing Made Easy.” His first time out sailing was a disaster - and he was hooked! Given Mark's all-or-nothing approach, he decided to make sailing his way of life and found work in the industry. He later discovered the world of offshore racing and now loves the open ocean and bluewater sailing. He's been happily playing with boats ever since!


  • 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 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.

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

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

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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