Private Sailing Lessons Bay Area | Modern Sailing

Private Sailing Lessons and Instruction in the Bay Area

 

Modern Sailing gives students the choice of learning to sail either in a group course or on a private basis.

On a private basis, we'll be happy to build a custom program to meet your personal sailing objectives. You can choose a time frame that fits your schedule. Whether your goal is to get certified, build your sailing resume for chartering, or simply learn new skills to make sailing more enjoyable, Modern Sailing can help you reach these goals. You'll receive expert instruction from one of our proven USCG Licensed Captains and aboard the yacht size of your choice, from 30 to 42 feet.

Are you looking for three to four hours of one-on-one instruction? A Private Lesson is for you! These 3 to 4 hour sessions are ideal for one to two students who are looking to focus on specific techniques such as docking, close-quarters maneuvering, points of sail, tacking, jibing and heaving-to. Private lessons are a great option for sailors returning to the sport to brush the rust off before a bareboat skills checkout. 

Private and Custom Certification Courses and Expeditions

Looking to earn ASA Certifications, but our Schedule of courses doesn't quite mesh with yours? Consider a Custom ASA Course. Custom Courses can be scheduled to accommodate your needs and are a fun way to learn a new skill with your closest crew – family members or friends. We offer a range of private instruction from ASA 101 through ASA 106, including all of our in-house Sailing Clinics and even our Locals Expeditions to the Farallones, Half Moon Bay, and Drakes Bay.

Private Lessons on Your Own Boat

We also offer lessons on privately-owned vessels. Simply add Modern Sailing as additionally insured on your marine insurance policy. Your instructor will inspect your vessel prior to departure and may postpone the lesson if the vessel is found to be in an unsafe condition. For pricing, visit our Skippered Charters Pricing page.

We would be happy to work with you to design a custom program suited to your needs - email us, or give us a call in Sausalito at (415) 331-8250 or Berkeley at (510) 831-1800.

Ready to book your Private Lesson? You can get us started on scheduling your instructor by submitting this easy form: Request Form - Checkouts, Challenges, Private Lessons

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Testimonials

  • Warren Leiden, Member

    I try to get out on the water every week: out the Gate, around Angel, up Raccoon - I love it all. After 18 years as a member of OCSC in Berkeley, I learned to sail the bigger boats at Modern by taking ASA 103 and 104. My ASA 104 instructor Dave Russell was terrific. Also, Captain Bill Moreland has been very generous in giving informal advice whenever I’ve asked him. Thanks to Bill, I no longer have any anxiety about docking!

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

  • 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.

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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
(415) 331-8250
(800) 995-1668

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