Special Offer: Adult Beginning Sailing Lessons

SYC member price of $675




Sausalito Yacht Club and Modern Sailing are teaming up to provide members of our club the opportunity to learn how to sail, enjoy the club’s waterfront and be a part of the San Francisco boating community. The main focus of the program will be to provide sailing lessons for beginners while giving them the encouragement to continue their boating careers with other classes offered by Modern Sailing.

The Beginning Sailing classes will be offered on the weekends and possibly during the week if there is interest.  Classes will be taught by a Modern Sailing qualified US Coast Guard Keelboat Instructor on Modern Sailing Boats.  When students complete their beginning sailing course they will receive a ASA 101 Sailing Certificate. Modern Sailing will be offering discounts to SYC members who wish to continue their education in classes such as Basic Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Cruising.


Beginning Sailing – $675 (discounted from $795)

Basic Keelboat Course

4 days of instruction- Saturday & Sunday or 2 Consecutive Weekends


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Modern Sailing will contact you to confirm availability.


After completing the basic training classes you can continue your training with more advanced lessons. Modern Sailing also offers advanced classes for SYC members:

Refresher Sailing Courses

Clinics on Racing

Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA 103)

Bareboat Cruising (ASA 104)

Do you know how to sail and don’t own a boat?

The Sail Training Department can arrange for you to take a Check Out Course on the club owned Bahia 25 ‘Dragon.’ Requirements to take out the boat will include: filling out an application, submitting a sailing experience resume, and taking a 1-2 hour sail with the SYC Sail Training Director or Port Captain. After completing these tasks the Sail Training Manager will determine if you are capable of sailing the vessel on your own without supervision.  Please keep in mind that not all applicants will be approved. Once approved you can check out Dragon at no cost for half or full day rentals.

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Cost to take the Check Out Course = $25

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