Eric Partika | Modern Sailing

Eric Partika


Eric Partika moved to San Francisco in 2008 and immediately got into sailing on the Bay. He has owned two cruising sailboats in Emeryville and Sausalito, but in 2017, decided to leave boat ownership and join Modern Sailing as a student and member. Eric completed the lion’s share of his sailing training at Modern Sailing and went on to become a Club Skipper in 2021.

Eric enjoys sharing his love of sailing with friends, family, and fellow club members. As a Club Skipper, his enjoyment of helping other sailors to develop their skills by passing on his experience and lessons learned from sailing around San Francisco Bay, the Catalinas, and the Italian Riviera, naturally evolved into becoming a professional sailing instructor. In early 2023, Eric completed Modern Sailing's ASA Instructor Qualification Courses and is now qualified to teach 101, 103, 104, 114 and 118.

Eric says, "I hope to foster other people’s interest for sailing and offer up any knowledge I have gained over the years. Hope to meet you on the water some day!”

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  • Guy Robinson, Member

    I started sailing at Modern at the end of 2021 and threw myself into it, spending as much time out on the water as I could. I came to Modern with some flat water dinghy sailing experience and it was quite a transition learning to sail bigger boats in much tougher conditions. There was a lot to learn, but the Modern instructors, Club Skippers and fellow Modern sailors made learning fun and rewarding. My Modern instructors were clearly very experienced sailors and sailing with them was inspiring! I want to thank the maintenance crew and office staff for their dedication and hard work - you are the folks who make things work! There is a lot more to learn and I look forward to sailing with Modern for years to come.

    Guy Robinson
  • 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.

  • Esther C

    I took ASA 101 with them recently. They have the best customer service I've ever seen! I mistyped my address when I signed up online so didn't receive the textbook. I called and the lady immediately sent me another copy! Everyone at the club is super friendly.

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