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Learn To Sail On San Francisco Bay – Book Your Course Today

Med FIRST35014 0961 6AC9Sailing on San Francisco Bay is perhaps one of the most exhilarating boating experiences you can have. With consistent winds and weather, you can sail year round and never get bored of the beautiful landscape and sometimes challenging conditions.

We have a unique and comprehensive learn to sail program that combines the on-the-water training with our American Sailing Association (ASA) certified instructors and on-line classroom lessons through NauticEd, an internationally recognized sailing education & certification program that offers eLearning courses for beginners to advanced sailors.

All our programs are internationally recognized sailing education & certification program. The American Sailing Association is the world’s foremost organization dedicated to training, teaching and certifying schools, sailing instructors and sailing enthusiasts.


ASA Certification 101ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing
INTRODUCTION TO SAILING: Learn to skipper a 20′ – 27′ sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. All classes are taught on Beneteau ASA First 22’s, boats designed through a collaboration of Beneteau and the ASA. Two weekends with written test on the final day.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal CruisingASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

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.

ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30′-45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA Certification 114 ASA 114, Cruising Catamaran
Learn to act as skipper and crew of an auxiliary-powered sailing cruising catamaran of approximately 30 to 45 feet in length during a multi-day cruise upon inland or coastal waters in moderate to heavy winds and sea conditions.