Jim Hancock | Modern Sailing

Jim Hancock

Instructor and Racing Coach

Holding degrees in Naval Architecture and Marine Engineering, Jim's career has spanned a number of phenomenal pursuits including cruising the world on his own vessel, managing one of the largest sailing schools in the Bay Area, participation in hundreds of races here in the Bay and offshore in every position from bow to driver, and captaining vessels of all sizes with his 100T Master's license.  These steps in his career have led him to his current passion, the Sailing Science Center, of which he is the President and Founder.  The Sailing Science Center is a non-profit working to create a hands-on interactive learning center with the mission of inspiring a passion for sailing and science for kids and adults. Check out their exciting vision at sailingscience.org. 

We are delighted to have Jim as an instructor and coach for Modern Sailing's Racing Program.

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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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.

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