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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  • Warren Leiden, Member

    I try to get out on the water every week: out the Gate, around Angel, up Raccoon - I love it all. After 18 years as a member of OCSC in Berkeley, I learned to sail the bigger boats at Modern by taking ASA 103 and 104. My ASA 104 instructor Dave Russell was terrific. Also, Captain Bill Moreland has been very generous in giving informal advice whenever I’ve asked him. Thanks to Bill, I no longer have any anxiety about docking!

  • 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!

  • 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!

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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
(510) 831-1800

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