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We enjoy participating in trade shows and industry expositions for the opportunity to meet new people, bump into old friends, and talk about our favorite subject. We also love being able to offer...


What if you want to charter a favorite boat or fleet level on a specific date or dates, but there is no availability?

Yes, you can add yourself to a waitlist!

Here's how:



Flotilla Dates: April 13-23, 2024

Discover St. Lucia and the enchanting Windward Islands of the Caribbean with Modern Sailing School & Club!

The Windward Islands offer a delightful cruising venue of lush tropical...


Modern Sailing and the ASA recognize the service and sacrifices of the men and women of our country’s armed forces. To show our gratitude and appreciation, military personnel are invited to...


Modern Sailing is excited to announce that we have entered a boat and team to compete in the 2023 Rolex Big Boat Series! 

The San Francisco Bay is a world-class racing venue and the Rolex...


Are you tracking your on-the-water days while striving for a USCG Captains License or a...


Leave your cares behind and embark on an unforgettable all-inclusive Caribbean adventure with Wild Rumpus! Modern Sailing is pleased to partner with one of our instructors, Captain Scott...


Dual rudders, also referred to as twin rudders, are becoming more and more common in modern sailboats, both cruising and performance yachts alike. Since dual rudder boats handle differently than...


This package can get you qualified to charter boats in our Berkeley Sportboat Fleet for day sails and goes even further to help you hone and refine your sportboat sailing skills.


Learn to sail at Modern Sailing School and Club

This package gets you chartering for day sailing in the Bay!

- Modern Sailing Club Membership Initiation Fee
- ASA 101, Basic Keelboat
- ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising


July 31, 2023
by Mary Elkins

In October 2021, Modern Sailing bid fair winds and following seas to former Fleet Manager Timan "Timmy" Eatherton and his wife Ari as they headed out the gate to sail south for Mexico. If you're...


We at Modern Sailing are saddened by the passing of our member, instructor, and friend Kevin Holden, and extend our heartfelt condolences to his family and loved ones.



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  • 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!

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

  • Emma & George Stubbs, Sausalito

    We just took our ASA 106 at a school in Rhode Island as we prepare for 6 months of cruising in the Caribbean. The class was great, but more than anything it made us really appreciate the quality of teaching and rigor at Modern Sailing. Even though we were the newest to sailing, the group seemed to think that we had the best fundamentals. We felt very well prepared and we see why Modern Sailing has the reputation it does.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

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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