Upgrade to Sportboat Fleet Clinic | Modern Sailing

Upgrade to Sportboat Fleet Clinic

Did you learn to sail on a wheel-steered boat, but have always wanted to sail the smaller, sportier tiller-steered boats? Then this clinic is for you!

Our Upgrade to Sportboat Fleet Clinic is geared for sailors who have had the majority of their sailing experience on larger cruising boats (30'+) with inboard engines, and want to gain the skills needed to charter our exciting sportboats.

The focus of the course will be on-the-water practice including steering with the tiller (while also working the mainsheet) and docking and departing using an outboard motor.

Students will be evaluated on the final day of the clinic for eligibility to skipper bareboat charters from our fleet of J/24s and J/80s. This evaluation will include executing the crew overboard recovery maneuver, reefing the mainsail, and following proper marina procedures. 

Cost for Members: 
Cost for Non Members: 
Silver Fleet Rated or equivalent experience.

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  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

  • 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.

  • Trudy Flores

    Captain Jeff Cathers is really cool. I had such a great time on the Farallones Day Trip. It was actually my very best day of 2020. Thank you so much for coordinating the trip.

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

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