Private Sailing Lessons Bay Area | Modern Sailing

Private Sailing Lessons and Instruction in the Bay Area

 

Modern Sailing School & Club 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 be receiving expert instruction from one of our proven USCG Licensed Captains and have a yacht of your choice from 30-42 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. 

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.

We also offer lessons on privately-owned vessels. Simply add Modern Sailing School & Club 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 at (415) 331-8250.

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

  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

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

  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • Sara Jane G.

    I've taken two classes at MSS&C and was very happy with the program. This is also a great club with lots of opportunities for camaraderie and practice on the water. The boats in the fleet are fantastic and kept in tip-top shape. I highly recommend for all sailors and would-be sailors!

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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