Gold Fleet Docking Clinic | Modern Sailing

Gold Fleet Docking Clinic

Build your confidence in any Berkeley Marina docking situation aboard vessels over 35 feet. This clinic will help you master the dynamics of prop walk, prop wash, boat speed and momentum. In addition to these skills, instructors will take students through the use of spring lines to make docking and departing in any condition simple and safe with only a skipper and crew. We will utilize a variety of slips and end ties to practice docking upwind, downwind, and across the wind as well as build confidence reversing under power. These are skills you can take with you anywhere in the world!

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Members must be Gold Fleet Rated at minimum. Non-members have ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising; US Sailing Bareboat Cruising certification; or, equivalent experience documented on a sailing resume. Members who are Sausalito Site Rated are welcome to enroll, but the Gold Fleet Docking Clinic cannot serve as a substitute for a Berkeley Site Orientation Sail.

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  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • David Dolenc, Member

    I love sailing in the San Francisco Bay and greatly appreciate everything that MSC has to offer, the classes, clinics, club sails, racing and charters. I enjoy our supportive sailing community and use every opportunity to spend time on the water. After obtaining the certifications from MSC I did my first charter in Croatia in 2022 with my family. It was amazing and we’re looking forward to returning soon!

  • John Clark

    Every aspect of Modern Sailing - training, syllabus, course materials, quality of the boats, quality of the instructors, and the very friendly and helpful staff - exceeded my expectations. Modern Sailing has a first class sailing program in an environment with challenging winds and currents. I look forward to coming back to charter a boat and certainly plan to continue my sailing training.

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2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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