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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

  • 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.

  • Alisa Driscoll, Dual Site Member

    Here are some snaps of Our Saturday, August 20, 2022 Modern Sailing Expedition with Captain Robert Bivin, who was outstanding. Please convey photos and thanks to him. He is an outstanding individual, leader and sailing instructor. His knowledge and experience made us all feel safe and our Farallones Day Trip educational and just amazing. 

     
  • Trudy Flores

    Captain Jeff Cathers is really cool. I had such a great time on the Farallones Day Trip. It was actually my very best day of 2020. Thank you so much for coordinating the trip.

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Modern Sailing School & Club

2310 Marinship Way, Sausalito, CA 94965

415-331-8250 / 800-995-1668

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