Bill Moreland | Modern Sailing

Bill Moreland

Chief Operations Officer / General Manager

Bill started sailing in San Francisco Bay over 40 years ago while working in the supply chain business. He wanted to have something to take his mind off work, so he took sailing lessons in Santa Cruz and was immediately hooked.

Over the years, Bill was active in the sailing community from racing on the Bay to being a Founding Member and first Commodore of a local yacht club. He moved from San Francisco to the British Virgin Islands, back to San Francisco, to Washington state to Massachusetts, and, finally back to the Bay area - enjoying sailing in each location.

In 2006, Bill came to Modern Sailing to earn his U.S. Coast Guard OUPV License, followed with a 100 Ton Master’s License. In 2008, he decided to turn his passion for sailing into a new career – first as a Captain on sailboats doing tours on the Bay and finally becoming an ASA Certified Sailing Instructor. Bill oversees day-to-day operations at Modern Sailing and also enjoys helping students reach their sailing goals by teaching ASA courses, ASA Instructor Qualification Clinics, and US Coast Guard Captains License Courses. 

Credentials:

  • ASA Certified: Instructor Evaluator (211) Basic Keelboat (201), Basic Coastal Cruising (203), Bareboat Cruising (204), Coastal Navigation (205, Advance Coastal Cruising (206), Cruising Catamaran (214) and Docking Endorsement (218)
  • Coast Guard Merchant Marine Credential Master 100 Ton License

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Testimonials

  • Casey Bishop, Corporate Regatta

    WE LOVED IT! The whole team was so honored and thankful. Thanks so much for all of your team's hard work and excellence in organizing our party. Of the 22 of us, only 4 had ever been sailing and not in the Bay. The guys had an incredible experience, the skippers were all really great, allowing each of us to be at the wheel. They were kind and empowering. Plus the weather and wind were perfect! It was definitely one of the top 3 experiences that we have shared as leaders in the past 5 + years. We couldn't have asked for a better day!

  • 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.

  • 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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