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Sailing Clinics and Short Lessons

Register for a sailing clinic to make the most of every day on the water. At Modern Sailing School & Club, we are committed to your sailing education and building your confidence while on the water. From docking and sail trim to mooring and electronics, we’ll help you become a better sailor and hone your skills.

Sailing Skills Clinics for New and Returning Sailors

Sailing on San Francisco Bay is a challenging and exhilarating experience. Our extensive fleet of yachts ranging from 30 - 42 ft. offers a range of vessels for every skill level. If you are new to sailing, haven’t been at the helm in a while, or want to brush up on chartering and best practices, an Introductory Sail or Refresher Course is for you.

If you are comfortable with our Silver Fleet, have the required on-the-water experience, and are prepared to upgrade your San Francisco sailing experience, it’s time to take an upgrade clinic. The Gold Fleet Upgrade Clinic readies you to handle boats ranging from 33-37 ft. safely.

In-Depth Sailing Skills Clinics

Practice makes perfect - and that’s never been more accurate than polishing a sailing skill. In collaboration with our skilled and knowledgeable Captains, we have developed several sailing skills clinics to help both intermediate and advanced sailors alike.

Don’t let light winter wind get the better of you. Pick up the mooring ball on the first try, and learn how to utilize the navigation system on any boat, day or night. Clinics include:

American Sailing Association Certified Docking Clinic

Modern Sailing is proud to offer the ASA 118, Docking Endorsement clinic. This one-day clinic will help you better understand how to dock a 30' - 32' boat in a variety of conditions. Take a closer look at propwalk and the effects of the current and wind on your boat while docking in a slip or alongside any dock.

Not sure where to start?  We would be happy to help you. Email or give us a call at (415) 331-8250.

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Testimonials

  • Rolf Zingg

    Since many, many years, I had the dream to sail underneath the Golden Gate bridge. On October 14th last year, my dream became true. Thanks to our dear friend Aaron Fritz who made it possible and organized this cruise for us. With this adventure I was able to achieve one more milestone on my sailing career.

    Finally on the water, it was great! Full moon made the flows even stronger and it was like sailing in a washing machine.

    I did my sailing education in the English Channel, where the situation with the wind and flows is comparable to the San Francisco Bay. So I felt pretty much "at home" being on the helm in the Bay.

    I hope our skipper Stan Lander enjoyed this day cruise too. We, definitely did! It was an unforgettable experience for all of us.

    A very big thank you to all of you who made it possible, that my dream became reality! Also thank you for the MSC flag I got at the end of the day. It found it's place in my study, where I can see it daily.

  • Ray Arceneaux

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

  • 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.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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