Scott Bonder | Modern Sailing

Scott Bonder

As a very young teen, Scott was dragged to his dad’s boat in New York kicking and screaming. In spite of his initial resistance, Scott was quickly hooked. Within a few years, he found himself teaching boating safety courses and performing emergency tows on the Long Island Sound. Even after his move to the land-locked city of Atlanta, Scott travelled yearly to the Virgin Islands to island-hop with his wife, and also eventually with his kids.

Scott's passion for sailing kicked into high gear in 2016 when moved to the San Francisco Bay Area. After joining Modern Sailing in 2017, he quickly obtained a boat load of ASA certifications. In 2020, he earned his USCG captain’s license and ASA instructor qualifications through classes at MSC. Sailing students will enjoy his plucky sense of humor while learning from his depth of boating experience. Scott remains a frequent charterer with a particular fondness for catamarans. 


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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • Danny Collins

    The office staff was very accommodating in meeting my availability.

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