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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  • Emma & George Stubbs, Sausalito

    We just took our ASA 106 at a school in Rhode Island as we prepare for 6 months of cruising in the Caribbean. The class was great, but more than anything it made us really appreciate the quality of teaching and rigor at Modern Sailing. Even though we were the newest to sailing, the group seemed to think that we had the best fundamentals. We felt very well prepared and we see why Modern Sailing has the reputation it does.

  • Andrew Goble, San Francisco

    It has been wonderful sailing with MSC over the years. Please extend my thanks to the owners, management, and staff for unrequited professionalism and high standards in a charter fleet. I have sailed with several in my years and none nearly hold a candle to the quality of business and staff at Modern Sailing.

  • 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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