Sailing on San Francisco Bay is perhaps one of the most exhilarating experiences you can have on a sailboat. With consistent winds and weather, you can sail year round and never get bored of the beautiful landscape and sometimes challenging conditions.
As an American Sailing Association certified school, our courses are designed to give students internationally recognized certifications, and you learn how to sail from certified teachers to get the most safety-first and the best sailing instruction available. When you complete your courses at Passage, you leave with a sense of accomplishment and the confidence to sail anywhere in the world.
The American Sailing Association is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts. We know what it takes to properly prepare you for all facets of sailing and seamanship: patient, experienced instructors who keep it fun, a thoughtfully designed program utilizing a variety of teaching techniques, top quality boats and access to some of the world’s best sailing conditions.
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.