Modern Sailing School & Club - San Francisco Bay Sailing Lessons, Charters and Rentals, Adventure Sailing
Participate in the Race Program!

Learn to race and become competitive with our Race Clinics.
Practice skills in Spring, Summer and Mid-Winter Racing.

Join the Club!

Be part of a supportive, fun and friendly club.
Meet others and stay active on the water!

Courses for every level!

See our schedule of courses. Our courses and clinics offer
everything from the basics to advanced sailing skills.

Join the Club and charter sailboats on San Francisco Bay!
Sail with us on SF Bay!

Book your next Team Building Event and sail with us in one of the
world's top sailing destinations -- San Francisco Bay!

Sail to exotic locations
Join our next Destination Sail!

We offer sailing vacation and custom trips.
Join a flotilla in the Med, or take a trip down
the California Coast.

Looking to learn? Come give us a try on an Introductory Sail.  Learn more!


The best choice for Sailing on San Francisco Bay


Modern Sailing School & Club has been introducing people to sailing from our headquarters in Sausalito, California since 1983. Even if you have never set foot on a boat, we can teach you everything you need to know to build a strong foundation in this rewarding and life long sport.

MSC is dedicated to making your learning experience as safe and enjoyable as possible.  All of our beginning courses are taught on 30 - 32 foot keelboats with wheel steering (no tillers), inboard diesel engines, and roller furling jibs. These features will help build confidence right away.

Our experienced and friendly instructors hold US Coast Guard Licenses and represent decades of sailing experience. They are award winning instructors, world cruisers, and Coast Guard Commanders.  Our high standards have earned us accolades in the sailing community, including the American Sailing Association's School of the Year Award.


Saint Lucia and the Grenadines offer a wonderful sailing venue combining lush islands draped with stunning bays and white sand beaches that spill into warm turquoise waters. Let the tropical... Read more


Angel Island State Park is the largest natural island in the San Francisco Bay and is an attractive destination for bay boaters. Ayala Cove, accessible within Racoon Straight on the north side of... Read more


Enrollment for the Spring and Summer racing season is open! Racers - preview the schedule, pick your dates, and... Read more



Did you know that you can manage your Modern Sailing account online? Your online account makes it easy to view course schedules and enroll, reserve boats, and much more! Look for the... Read more


Banish the winter blues with more time on the water! Modern Sailing gives members five reasons to love winter sailing.

15% Winter Savings on Bareboat Charters - All... Read more



  • Mike, Santa Rosa, California

    All of the courses and my instructors (JT and Stan) were extremely professional and full of knowledge and experience. I found I was able to learn from their experiences beyond the scope of the courses, and look forward to future opportunities to do so. I would highly recommend Modern Sailing to anyone.

  • 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!

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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