Advanced Sportboat Clinic | Modern Sailing

Advanced Sportboat Clinic

Our Berkeley Advanced Sportboat Clinic is for qualified sailors to stretch and expand their boat-handling skills to meet and manage unexpected challenges and to lay the foundation for competitive and high-performance sailing. A major element of this 2-day clinic is that we do not use the engine; we challenge students to operate and control the boat safely, elegantly, and confidently in difficult situations under sail.


  → Blindfolded sailing
  → Slalom courses
  → Sailing backwards
  → Anchoring under sail
  → Docking under sail

Master your boat handling under sail! You know the basics; let's work on finesse -- without an engine!

Clinic Duration: 2 days, 9:00am - 4:30pm

Cost for Members: 
Cost for Non Members: 
Sportboat Fleet Rating and three Sportboat charters as skipper of record.

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  • Alisa Driscoll, Dual Site Member

    Here are some snaps of Our Saturday, August 20, 2022 Modern Sailing Expedition with Captain Robert Bivin, who was outstanding. Please convey photos and thanks to him. He is an outstanding individual, leader and sailing instructor. His knowledge and experience made us all feel safe and our Farallones Day Trip educational and just amazing. 

    Alisa Driscoll
  • 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!

  • Guy Robinson, Member

    I started sailing at Modern at the end of 2021 and threw myself into it, spending as much time out on the water as I could. I came to Modern with some flat water dinghy sailing experience and it was quite a transition learning to sail bigger boats in much tougher conditions. There was a lot to learn, but the Modern instructors, Club Skippers and fellow Modern sailors made learning fun and rewarding. My Modern instructors were clearly very experienced sailors and sailing with them was inspiring! I want to thank the maintenance crew and office staff for their dedication and hard work - you are the folks who make things work! There is a lot more to learn and I look forward to sailing with Modern for years to come.

    Guy Robinson

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Sausalito Location
2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965
(415) 331-8250
(800) 995-1668

Berkeley Location
1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
(415) 331-8250
(800) 995-1668

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