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This October, Modern Sailing congratulates nine sailors who have graduated from our fall ASA Instructor...


Club Sails are a great way for members to make new friends, learn, and practice while sailing the beautiful San Francisco Bay. There are no certifications or experience required to join a Club...


MSC instructors Laura Parent, Katie Cornetta, and Kira Maixner participated as crew in this year's Rolex Big Boat Series. See photos of their teams and boats and read about their BBS race...


In August, Inspire Sailing ran their first-ever Introduction to Sport Boats Clinic and two MSC club members, Anne Trott and Sterling Watson came along for a complimentary test drive. Anne and...


October 6, 2021
by Mary Elkins

Prior to joining MSC, Timmy harbored an intense fascination with sailboats and sailing, which he indulged by insatiably consuming videos and books on the subject - but he’d never sailed before....


Regardless of your crew’s experience level, you’ll increase your odds of a safe and enjoyable sail and enable your crew members to cope with unforeseen challenges by providing a thorough...


Having grown up with power boats in Massachusetts, Koren spent a lot of her life around boats and on the water – but had never been on a sailboat until only a few years ago. After receiving a...


September 9, 2021

Better late than never! Don has always loved being in, on, and under water. He first became interested in sailing decades ago, but kept putting it off. With the support and encouragement of his...

Boat Electricity Basics

Want to keep your mobile devices charged or use a small appliance away from shore? If your bareboat charter plans include being away from the dock for more than a few hours, beforehand, it's a...


July 19, 2021

Modern Sailing recently graduated club members from our Club Skipper Clinic. Please welcome two of our newest Club Skippers...


Last spring, three of MSC's Wind & Women instructors met up with Sømand, a women's sailing clothing company recently founded by two Bay Area women sailors.

Instructors Laura Parent,...


Robert Bao has always enjoyed being out on the water, beginning with kayaks and canoes and progressing to small sailboats. Recently, Robert became qualified to charter boats in Modern Sailing's...



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  • 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.

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • 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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