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December 30, 2020

2020 was a monumental year for MSC club members Ken and Linda Hargreaves with their first Pacific crossing, the purchase of their catamaran, and an exciting maiden sail along the Atlantic Coast....


The infamous San Francisco Bay fog can catch anyone off-guard, making this article a must-read for every Modern Sailor. Prepare to navigate back to base in poor visibility by following this...


With gift ideas for every budget, this helpful list of sailing accessories and suggested sailing lessons makes it easy to please your favorite sailor or sailor-to-be.



Article by Captain Mark Jordan on December 14, 2020


Are you considering a sailing weekend or "staycation" on San Francisco Bay this winter? Winter days on the Bay can provide some very pleasant and mild conditions for sailing. Nights can get a bit...


The fall racing season is under way! Our teams faced several challenges in the first two races this season, but every race is an opportunity to learn and hone skills, tactics, and teamwork. With...


If your boat has lost propulsion or steerage and troubleshooting at anchor has failed to resolve the issue, your next step is to call SeaTow for a tow. Here is what you need to know to stay safe...


Love the idea of boat ownership, but not the maintenance? Place your yacht in the MSC charter fleet and enjoy more of the benefits of ownership while we manage the finer details of her care and...


MSC and the ASA recognize the service and sacrifices of the men and women of our country’s armed forces. To say thank you and show our appreciation, military personnel are invited to discover the...


Do you know what to do should your boat's engine become disabled and there isn't enough wind to sail?


As even new and diligently maintained boats can experience a problem, every prudent sailor must know and practice basic safety principles - and it begins with preparation before you even leave the...


Are you considering sailing lessons and weighing the pros and cons of private lessons versus public courses or clinics? Here are five of the reasons why one or more private lessons may be ideal to...



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  • John Boynton

    The class was terrific. I know you must get many compliments about your sailing instructors...But I must tell you that Robert is outstanding. Having taught SCUBA, I really appreciate the way he is so sensitive to all on board, dealing with each so well, knowing quickly their strengths and weaknesses making each feel special and cared for.

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

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