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Sailboat Racing on San Francisco Bay

 

The San Francisco Bay is a mecca for racing. Strong and steady winds test competitors' 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 perfect introduction to racing sailboats on San Francisco Bay.  You will learn the race crew roles on board and be able to practice them in a fun and lightly competitive environment - the Recreational Race Team.

Enroll in the Recreational Race Clinic now and be ready to join the races 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.

 

 

Testimonials

  • 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!

  • 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.

  • 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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