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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  • 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.

  • 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!

  • 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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