J/24 Racing Skipper Clinic | Modern Sailing

J/24 Racing Skipper Clinic

Want to learn to skipper a race boat? The Berkeley J/24 Racing Skipper Clinic is a great way to get introduced to racing or to refresh your skills!

The day will begin with a short classroom and dockside discussion on Sail Trim, Boat-handling, and the Basic Racing Rules. We will then get out on the water and practice racing drills to get comfortable with maneuvers and starts.

After these drills we will run a minimum of 3 short races. A Race Coach will act as race committee and will coach from on the water in a support boat. After the on the water session, we will do a race debrief back at Inspire with Après-sail beverages and snacks.

There is an option to “Buy the Boat” and pick your own crew or enroll in one of 3 spots on the boat.  Each crew member will rotate as skipper of the boat throughout the day.   

The J/24 Racing Skipper Clinic will be sailed by jib and mainsail only with a skipper and 2 crew to allow students to lay a great foundation in racing. Race days will run once a month November to February.

Cost for Members: 
Single Seat $175 or "Buy the Boat" $400
Sportboat Fleet Rating with a minimum of 3 on-the-water days as skipper of record on a sportboat charter; or, sailing resume demonstrating equivalent experience.

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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.

  • 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!

  • Andrew Goble, San Francisco

    It has been wonderful sailing with MSC over the years. Please extend my thanks to the owners, management, and staff for unrequited professionalism and high standards in a charter fleet. I have sailed with several in my years and none nearly hold a candle to the quality of business and staff at Modern Sailing.

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

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1 Spinnaker Way, Berkeley, CA 94710
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