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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

  • John Clark

    Every aspect of Modern Sailing - training, syllabus, course materials, quality of the boats, quality of the instructors, and the very friendly and helpful staff - exceeded my expectations. Modern Sailing has a first class sailing program in an environment with challenging winds and currents. I look forward to coming back to charter a boat and certainly plan to continue my sailing training.

  • Mike, Santa Rosa, California

    All of the courses and my instructors (JT and Stan) were extremely professional and full of knowledge and experience. I found I was able to learn from their experiences beyond the scope of the courses, and look forward to future opportunities to do so. I would highly recommend Modern Sailing to anyone.

  • 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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