Steve Kent | Modern Sailing

Steve Kent


Steve joined the Berkeley instructor team in 2021 and is USCG licensed captain and certified ASA Instructor. He began sailing at age 8 with his family in Southern California and progressed to his first Pacific crossing by age 16. Steve raced in high school and college and has sailed more than 15,000 offshore miles between California, Mexico, and Hawaii.

Steve’s love of fishing, sailing, and adventuring have fueled many years of exploration along the California coastline, the Channel Islands, and bareboating trips among in the British Virgin Islands, West Indies, and Belize.

His on-the-water passions include helping people new to boating to become competent and comfortable enjoying the water and the sport of sailing!

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  • Steve Hood, Basic Coastal Cruising

    I would definitely recommend Modern Sailing to anyone who is interested in learning to sail the right way.

  • John Kratochvil, Oregon

    I would like to compliment Stan Lander for his coaching, counseling and teaching Heavy Weather Offshore Sailing. Stan was very accommodating to all of the student's interests and shared his many years of insight on handling the boat in heavy seas. I would certainly recommend Stan and this course to sheltered waters sailors. My confidence in handling a boat of this size was certainly enhanced by the experience.

  • 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.

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