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Our Yacht Charter Fleet

Bareboat Charters on San Francisco Bay – Our Fleet

Are you looking to bareboat charter on San Francisco Bay? Join our club! Membership is required to charter a vessel without a licensed captain aboard.

New members who are beginners can gain access to our fleet by completing ASA Certification Courses with Modern Sailing. Experienced sailors joining the club are not required to possess certifications but must submit a sailing resume and be able to demonstrate sailing skills by completing a Fleet Rating Checkout with one of our instructors. Learn more about how to qualify for bareboat chartering.

Would love to go for a sail but membership isn’t for you? A Skippered Charter or an Introductory Sail might be a perfect fit.

For more information, contact us. We would be happy to answer any questions that you have about membership and chartering.

Prices are subject to change without notice.

Sportboat Fleet

Sturdy, nimble, and reponsive, the tiller-steered J/24 sailboat is a joy to sail. Easy to sail and rigged with advanced sail controls to fine-tune sail trim, this model is ideal for sailors of... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $220 $255   $175 $200
Sunset $155  

Do you want to have an exciting day blasting around the Bay with speed and smiles? The J/80 Sky in our Berkeley Sportboat Fleet is for you! 

Longer, narrower, and lighter than a J/... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $255 $295   $190 $220
Sunset $180  

Premium Sportboat Fleet

Looking for a rewarding performance experience in a sailboat that also passes the family and friends sailing test? Meet Fly, a 29-foot J/88 Speedster and the first of our Premium... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $365 $425  
Sunset $230  

The J/99 is a fun and versatile sailboat that combines performance and stability with comfortable interior features. Mymble is an excellent choice to charter whether sailing with one... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $510 $595   $455 $535
Sunset $360  

Silver Fleet

Cohitta (pronounced co-hee-ta) is a Catalina 30 in our Sausalito Silver Trainers Fleet. Her name is an ode to Coho II, our beloved bluewater cruiser.

The Catalina 30 is... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $320 $375   $250 $290
Sunset $225  

Double Lotus is a Catalina 30 in our Sausalito Silver Trainers Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $320 $375   $250 $290
Sunset $225  
Catalina 30 sailboat charter near San Francisco

Dolce Vita is a Catalina 30 in our Sausalito Silver Trainers Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $320 $375   $250 $290
Sunset $225  

Mo'orea is a Catalina 30 in our Sausalito Silver Trainers Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $320 $375   $250 $290
Sunset $225  
Tule Wind,  Catalina 30 sailboat charter

Tule Wind is a Catalina 30 in our Berkeley Silver Trainers Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $320 $375   $250 $290
Sunset $225  

Betty is a Catalina 30 in our Sausalito Silver Plus Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model in one... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $335 $395   $275 $320
Sunset $235  

Golden Girl is a Catalina 30 in our Berkeley Silver Plus Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $335 $395   $275 $320
Sunset $235  

Morning Star is a Catalina 30 in our Berkeley Silver Plus Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $335 $395   $275 $320
Sunset $235  

Sophia is a Catalina 30 in our Berkeley Silver Plus Fleet. The Catalina 30 is one of the most popular cruising sailboats of this size in the world. Catalina Yachts built this model in one... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $335 $395   $275 $320
Sunset $235  

Kele is a Catalina 320 in our Sausalito Silver Plus Fleet. The Catalina 320 is designed by Gerry Douglas and is perfectly balanced. All lines run aft, and with a waterline comparable to... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $375 $440   $295 $345
Sunset $265  

Phoenix is a Catalina 320 in our Sausalito Silver Plus Fleet. The 320 features modern construction with Catalina's hallmark comfort value. With a high-performance and large volume hull... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $375 $445   $300 $350
Sunset $265  

Kokomo is a Catalina 320 in our Sausalito Silver Plus Fleet. The Catalina 320 features modern construction with Catalina's hallmark comfort value. With a high-performance and large-volume... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $395 $460   $305 $360
Sunset $280  

Stray Cat is a Catalina 320 in our Sausalito Silver Plus Fleet. The 320 features modern construction with Catalina's hallmark comfort value. With a high-performance and large-volume hull... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $395 $460   $305 $360
Sunset $280  

Fiore Italia is a Beneteau Oceanis 31 in our Sausalito Silver Plus Fleet featuring a traditional mainsail with a stackpack. She is a two-cabin model with a beautiful interior including... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $405 $475   $320 $375
Sunset $285  

Helix is a Beneteau Oceanis 30.1 in our Sausalito Silver Plus Fleet. With a stemhead, hard-chine hull, and eye-catching profile, the Oceanis 30.1 presents like a scaled-down cruising... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $405 $510   $340 $400
Sunset $305  

Gold Fleet

D'uphoria is a Dufour 36 in our Berkeley Gold Fleet. This model isn’t the most common 36-foot boat on the San Francisco Bay, but that’s what makes her special. 

This hidden gem of... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $450 $525   $385 $450
Sunset $320  

Andiamo is a Catalina 36 in our Sausalito Gold Fleet featuring an in-mast furling main and roller furling jib. She has a spacious salon, roomy head, a large galley with good storage, and... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $485 $545   $385 $450
Sunset $340  

Nirvana is a J/105 in our Berkeley Gold Fleet. The J/105 by J/Boats is one of the most exciting types of boats we’ve sailed! This popular one-design model combines speed and performance... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $465 $545   $375 $440
Sunset $330  

Resolute is a J/105 in our Berkeley Gold Fleet. The J/105 by J/Boats is one of the most exciting types of boats we’ve sailed! This popular one-design model combines speed and performance... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $465 $545   $375 $440
Sunset $330  

Chao Pescao is a J/105 in our Sausalito Gold Fleet. The J/105 by J/Boats is one of the most exciting types of boats we’ve sailed! This popular one-design model combines speed and... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $465 $545   $375 $440
Sunset $330  

From the very first glance, the Jeanneau Sun Odyssey 349 captivates with her pure lines, generous interior volume, and inviting cockpit. True to the legacy of the Sun Odyssey line, this model... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $540 $635   $425 $495
Sunset $380  

With her navy blue freeboards and dual helm/dual rudder configuration, Traharta is a distinctive choice in our Gold Fleet. Dual rudders provide enhanced stability when the wind blows and... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $540 $635   $425 $495
Sunset $380  

This Beneteau Oceanis 37 Platinum Edition is elegantly and intelligently designed above and below deck. The mainsail is traditionally rigged with a stackpack and lazy jacks and the jib is roller-... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $575 $675   $450 $530
Sunset $405  

Grey Goose is a beautiful example of the Beneteau Oceanis 37 line in our Sausalito Gold Fleet. With sleek and clean styling inside and out, her performance under sail and her liveaboard... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $575 $675   $450 $530
Sunset $405  

Sirena is an elegant Beneteau Oceanis 37 in our Berkeley Gold Fleet. This a capable and comfortable cruising boat for San Francisco Bay featuring a full dodger to help protect you and... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $575 $675   $450 $530
Sunset $405  

Platinum Fleet

Coho II is our legendary offshore racer/cruiser. She has carried hundreds of MSC students and sailors under the Golden Gate Bridge and onto the Pacific Ocean.

At 44.4 feet overall... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $590 $695   $460 $540
Sunset $410  

Survivor is a Beneteau Oceanis 38 featuring an in-mast furling mainsail and a roller-furling, self-tacking jib, making her an easy boat to sail with short-handed crews.

The... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $630 $740   $495 $580
Sunset $440  

Liberty is a 2018 Beneteau Oceanis 38.1, featuring dual helms and rudders, an in-mast furling mainsail, and a roller-furling jib. She also features a dodger and bimini, allowing... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $660 $775   $515 $610
Sunset $465  
Jeanneau 409 charter boat in Sausalito

This three-cabin Jeanneau Sun Odyssey stands out with a slick and modern interior. The large cockpit has a double helm and plenty of space to host a larger group. The flat decks also offer... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $660 $795   $530 $625
Sunset $480  

Attitude Adjustment, a Beneteau Oceanis 41, boasts a large cockpit with dual helms, ideal for accommodating larger crews. The roller-furling main and jib make her an easy vessel to sail... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $690 $810   $540 $640
Sunset $485  

The Bavaria 42 bluewater cruiser has a solid reputation as a comfortable and capable family cruiser. A large cockpit provides comfortable day sailing for crews of up to 8. At the helm, excellent... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $620 $725   $525 $620
Sunset $445  

Catamaran

Built for performance, style, and easy handling, Kanaloa is blue water equipped and ready for bareboat charterers and MSC-hosted adventures. Her sleek design is optimal for socializing,... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $765 $895   $645 $760
Sunset $540  

Ho'okele is a Seawind 1160 catamaran. This model of catamaran is renowned for its phenomenal sailing attributes: speed, maneuverability, and comfort. Twin engines, dual helms, a roller-... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $765 $895   $605 $710
Sunset $540  

Folie à Deux is an impressive Lagoon 40 catamaran featuring panoramic views from the salon and large windows in the cabins, adding comfort and luxury to your San Francisco Bay charter... read more

  Summer Rates (Daylight Savings Time)   Winter Rates (Standard Time)
  Weekday Weekend   Weekday Weekend
Full Day $895 $1045   $715 $845
Sunset $630  

Policies and Definitions

 

CHARTER BOOKING DEFINITIONS

MIDWEEK - Monday through Friday

WEEKEND - Saturday and Sunday

FULL DAY  - 9:00 AM - 8:00 AM the next morning. 

SUNSET - 4:00 PM - 8:00 PM, Monday through Friday only. Sunset reservations are not bookable online. Please call our office at (415) 331-8250 or email us to make a reservation.

HOLIDAY RATES - Sunset charters are not available and Full Day/Weekend rates will apply on the following holidays:

  • January 15 - Martin Luther King Jr. Day
  • February 19 - Presidents Day
  • May 27 - Memorial Day
  • June 19 - Juneteenth
  • July 4 - Independence Day
  • September 2 - Labor Day
  • October 14 - Colombus Day

SUMMER RATES - Summer rates are in effect during Daylight Saving Time season.

WINTER RATES - Winter rates are in effect during Standard Time season.

LIVEABOARD - 4:00 PM - 8:00 AM. Friday through Sunday, charterers and ASA students may reserve a boat for sleeping aboard on a same-day basis only. Advance reservations for Monday through Thursday nights are available for our ASA students only.

Staying Aboard Overnight - Full Day and Liveaboard Reservations permit sleeping aboard overnight. Be advised that Modern Sailing does not provide bedding, pillows, towels, and toiletries. Please bring your own pillow and sleeping bag or other bedding, towel(s), and toiletries as needed. To give our Fleet Staff time to prepare the boat for the day's sailing, please remove all belongings and be off the boat no later than 8:00 AM.

Multi-Day Discount - Multi-Day Charters are discounted 10% for two consecutive days and 15% off for three or more consecutive days.

Complimentary Advance Booking - Members may book up to 3 advance bareboat charter reservations, for which there is no payment due until the day of the charter. Advance bookings in excess of 3 (at any given time) will be prepaid in full. Consecutive multi-day charter reservations count as 1 booking.

CANCELLATION POLICY - Please give notice of cancellation 72 hours more before your reservation to avoid a cancellation fee. If you cancel less than 72 hours before your charter, there is a cancellation fee of 50% of the charter rate. During Standard Time (non-Daylight Saving season, typically early November through mid-March), the cancellation policy requires only 24 hours of notice.

 

CHARTER POLICIES

RESPONSIBILITY FOR VESSEL DAMAGE DURING YOUR CHARTER

As a responsible Skipper, I will check this vessel to determine that it is in seaworthy condition before departure. I agree to return the vessel in the same condition that it was received and secure the vessel according to the "Check-In Form - Skipper Responsibilities" checklist. I will be responsible for excess cleaning costs, loss, and/or repairs. The amount is determined by the fleet level. Please check the white binder on each vessel for the total. I also agree to hold harmless Modern Sailing School & Club from any liability that may result from my use of this vessel, and I agree to inform my crew about this release. All vessels are not insured to navigate beyond Mile Rock and Point Bonita.

SINGLE-HANDED SAILING

Departing from the dock alone is not permitted. Crews must consist of 2 or more people.    
     
HIGH WIND

  • Over 20 knots (sustained) - You must have at least a 2nd reef in the mainsail.
  • Over 30 knots (sustained) - You must douse the mainsail, furl the jib, and motor back to base as quickly as possible.

ANCHORING, MOORING, and TOWING

  • If your anchor becomes snagged and you are unable to retrieve it, you must tie a fender to the anchor rode and release the balance of the rode overboard to be retrieved by a diver the next day. If you try to force your anchor free with excessive motor power and damage results, you will be responsible for any and all damage caused to the vessel.
  • Do not raft together with other boats.
  • Towing of other boats is disallowed.

RESTRICTED SAILING AREAS

  • Obey all navigation rules and local regulations.
  • Platinum Fleet and Catamarans: Pier 1.5 in San Francisco is restricted.
  • All Boats 26' and Longer: Piers 39 & 41, Aquatic Park in SF, and Sam’s Café in Tiburon are restricted. J/24s are allowed into Sam's Cafe in Tiburon.
  • All Boats: Anchoring in China Cove (northside of Angel Island) is restricted due to underwater hazards.
  • Charterers may not sail outside of San Francisco Bay beyond the line of demarcation between Mile Rock and Point Bonita.

Anyone sailing or motoring near shore or low water areas, through designated anchoring areas, or into/out of marina who causes damage to the charter vessel, or any other vessel or property is fully responsible for all claims of damage.

NIGHT SAILING

To become qualified to sail or motor after sunset, you must either:

  • Complete ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising at Modern Sailing School & Club; or
  • Complete our Night Sailing Clinic.

Without one of these qualifications, sailing or motoring after sunset is not permitted.

ALCOHOL and OTHER DRUGS

Anyone (skipper or guest) deemed intoxicated at the time of an accident will be fully responsible for all bodily injury or property damage as a result of that accident. You are not covered by insurance if intoxicated.

LATE FEE

Please be mindful there may be members scheduled to charter after you. Return to dock with enough time to properly check in the boat and disembark by your scheduled end time. If you are late disembarking from your boat, a late fee of $75 will be applied for each half-hour beyond your scheduled end time.

ONBOARD POLICIES

  • Only sailors certified at the appropriate fleet level can maneuver in and out of dock slips/marina.
    • Sailors must be Sportboat Fleet Rated to be on the helm of a 24' to 26' vessel during dock/marina departure and entry maneuvers.
    • Sailors must be Silver Fleet Rated to be on the helm of a 30 to 32' vessel during dock/marina departure and entry maneuvers.
    • Sailors must be Gold Fleet Rated to be on the helm of a 33' to 37' vessel during dock/marina departure and entry maneuvers.
    • Sailors must be Platinum Fleet Rated to be on the helm of a 38' to 44'  vessel during dock/marina departure and entry maneuvers.
    • Sailors must be Catamaran Fleet Rated to be on the helm of a multihull vessel during dock/marina departure and entry maneuvers.
  • Regardless of who is on the helm, the skipper on record is financially liable for any damages incurred during vessel use.
  • Legal limit for all boats is 12 people. This legal limit is set by the Coast Guard. All our boats have an individual Bareboat Capacity Recommendation that is based on how many people can sail comfortably.
  • Pets are not permitted on boats.
  • Fishing gear of any kind, including crab pots, are prohibited.
  • Modern Sailing sailboats are a smoke-free zone everywhere onboard.
  • Check your guest’s footwear and please ensure all passengers’ footwear have non-marking soles.
  • Red wine is barred on boats as it stains decks and interiors.

IF THE BOAT BECOMES DISABLED

If the boat becomes disabled or you are unsure what to do in any situation, call the office first at (415) 331-8250 (Sausalito) or (510) 831-1800 (Berkeley). After business hours, or if there is no answer, call Vessel Assist at (800) 4-SEATOW or on VHF radio channel 16. You will find the boat's SeaTow membership information in the boat's white binder (usually in or near the navigation table).

IMPORTANT - WAIVER OF INSURANCE

The company policies and procedures regarding the use of the vessels charted through Modern Sailing School & Club are for the protection of the members, owners, and MSC. These policies and procedures must be adhered to strictly. The Skipper hereby acknowledges and agrees that he or she is familiar with and covenants to comply with said policies and procedures. As further consideration for the charter of the vessel pursuant to this Charter Agreement, the undersigned agrees that in the event that he or she willfully fails to comply with the policies and procedures regarding the use of the chartered vessel, he or she shall be solely responsible for any and all damages that result from said failure and further does hereby expressly waive and forfeit coverage under any insurance policy providing coverage to MSC individually or jointly with the Skipper. 

In addition to the Waiver above, the Skipper agrees that in the event of a loss or damage resulting from Skipper’s negligence, Skipper will reimburse MSC for the amount of any deductible due under MSC’s insurance coverage.

COVID-19 RELEASE

I am aware of the possibility of infection due to the COVID-19 virus and that such risk may be increased by my participation in this activity. I agree that I will abide by all government and MODERN SAILING mandated requirements in my use of the vessel and assume full and total responsibility and shall hold MODERN SAILING harmless should any of the participants in the charter, including myself, become infected with the virus.

By submitting my charter form, I agree I have read the foregoing and accept the foregoing waiver as set forth.
 

SKIPPER RESPONSIBILITIES CHECKLIST

SKIPPER RESPONSIBILITIES & CHARTER POLICIES AGREEMENT
Please review the responsibilities of the Skipper and inform your crew according to the list below.  

As a bareboat charterer and Skipper, I understand that I am in control and command of this vessel, regardless of who I've hired to help with local knowledge, navigation and crewing. It is also my responsibility to review and operate all vessels in accordance with current safe boating laws.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ITEMS BEFORE YOU LEAVE THE DOCK

  • Check the boat like a rental car. Report pre-existing damage before leaving the dock. Make sure to move the fenders and include descriptions in your form.
  • Ensure crew has proper footwear (white, non-marking soles).
  • Instruct crew on Crew Overboard Recovery procedures.
  • Instruct crew on location of all safety equipment, including fire extinguishers, life jackets, flotation devices, horn, and radio. (Channel 16 is for Emergencies and Coast Guard Help)
  • Instruct crew on head operation. No paper of any kind in toilets (please dispose of paper products in trash bins).
  • Determine if your crew can swim. Encourage the use of life jackets. Children are required to wear life jackets. We have children’s life jackets available in the office.
  • Appoint someone to be second in command in case something happens to the skipper.
  • Secure all hatches and windows before leaving the dock.
  • The dodger cannot be removed or folded forward. Please remove the canvas covering the windows so as not to obstruct your view. Safely stow below deck during sailing and replace before you leave the boat.
  • If you have any questions about boat systems or operations, please check with the MSC team.

YOU ARE RESPONSIBLE FOR THESE ITEMS WHEN YOU RETURN

It is very important to return the vessel in the same condition and with all the inventory, just as you received the boat. Please secure the vessel using the checklist below to make sure that no charges are accrued. Cleaning charges are $75 per hour plus supplies (minimum charge is $75).

  • BATTERIES: UPON RETURN: Turn battery Switch to "1" or “OFF” (if they were off when you entered the boat). Ensure the AC Panel "Charger" is turned "ON" and bilge pump is on "Auto". Ensure that your shore power cord is properly plugged in and the breaker on the dock box is turned on. Ensure the cord is not hanging in the water.
  • Stow all gear in proper locations.
  • Stove: Turn off LPG switch (solenoid) on the panel and close valves on the propane tank.
  • Thoroughly clean galley, wipe down counters and floors, clean any dishes that were used and set out to dry.
  • Thoroughly flush head to pump dry. Wipe seat.
  • Clean cabin and wipe floorboards with wet paper towels.
  • Remove trash bags from bins if they contain waste. Dispose of all waste in the dumpsters and recycling bins located behind the Modern Sailing office.
  • Secure all halyards away from the mast, fold and cover all sails, and coil all lines.
  • Secure jib sheets in winch self-tailer jaws.
  • If your boat has a dodger, put the dodger covers back in place.
  • Secure all hatches and lock the boat.
  • Wash the boat with dock hose: hull, topsides, cockpit, and stainless steel (jib furler, pulpits, stanchions, lifelines, turnbuckles, mast base, etc.) to remove corrosive salt crystals. Use the deck brush in the cockpit to remove any crumbs or spills.
  • Completely clean anchor and chain, if used.
  • Ensure fenders are securely tied and resting above the water line between the boat and the dock.
  • Check dock lines to ensure that they are snug and properly tied to dock cleats.

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  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

  • 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.

    Rolf Zingg
  • John Kipping

    The meeting room was quite adequate and the location most convenient, but the course outline and instruction were outstanding. Modern Sailing is fortunate to have such a well organized instructor in Mr. Stan Lander who teaches very well from a rich professional background. Mr. Lander was generous with his time and patiently in helping students who needed more attention or time in understanding various aspects of the curriculum.

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

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