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Sailboat Racing on San Francisco Bay

 

The San Francisco Bay is a mecca for racing.  With the strong and steady winds, competitors are tested in skill and strategy. Join an elite group of sailors and add dimension to your sailing by participating in the Modern Sailing Race Program.

You don't have to be an expert sailor to race.  The Recreational Race Clinic is a great introduction to racing on SF Bay.  You will learn the roles on board and be able to practice them in a fun and lightly competitive environment - the Recreation Race Team.

For a more competitive experience, join the Performance Team.

Both teams run during the Spring, Summer and Winter Season. Enroll in the Recreational Race Clinic now and be ready to join a team for the upcoming season.

Do you have questions? We would be happy to help you - email us, or give us a call (415) 331 - 8250.

 

RECREATIONAL RACE CLINIC

The Beginning Race Clinic practices during a regatta on San Francisco Bay. This photo is of the stern of the boat with three team members concentrating on their jobs.

This multi-day race clinic provides racers with introductory training in the fundamentals of racing: tides and currents, sail trim, basic tactics, starts, rounding marks, and basic spinnaker training. Graduates have the opportunity to race with local yacht clubs. During the races, participants rotate through different roles (skipper, main sail trimmer, jib trimmer, tactician) in order to gain skills and confidence in each role.

 

There are four modules to the clinic:

  • Fundamentals Classroom Session
  • Sail Trim
  • Starts and Marks
  • Spinnaker Training

 

The clinic is held multiple times throughout the year: Spring, Summer and Fall.

Find out when the next clinic is scheduled.

 

PERFORMANCE RACE CLINIC

Counting down until the start, crossing the line, racing to the first mark, rounding the mark -- finishing first? Take your racing skills to the next level and enroll in the Performance Race Clinic. Learn skills to help you and your team become competitive racers. This 4 part clinic offers advanced race training.

The Performance Race Team poses for a photo on the bow of Allegro before leaving the docks to go racing on San Francisco Bay.

Sign up for the entire clinic - all 4 training days. Or, chose from a variety of classroom and on-the-water workshops to fit your "tune-up" needs:

  • Advanced Spinnaker Training
  • Advanced Racing Rules
  • Boat-on-Boat Tactics
  • Boat Instruments / Mobile Devices

Prerequisite: successfully pass the Learn to Recreational Race Clinic. First time students must attend all days. Returning students can drop-in to any of the sessions for a tune-up. If you are interested in a Performance Race Clinic, please contact the office.

Do you have questions? We would be happy to help you - email us or give us a call, (415) 331 - 8250.

Testimonials

  • Ray Arceneaux

    The vessel was clean and in fine condition - very nice boat for training, well-equipped.

  • 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.

  • 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.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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