Sailing Schools
in the San Francisco Bay Area

If you want to learn to sail, you can take classes or private lessons from many different schools. Classes range from introductions for beginners to advanced racing and long-term cruising skills.


Afterguard Sailing Academy

Phone: 510 535-1954   

Afterguard Sailing Academy is a full-service boating facility based in Oakland's Central Basin. In addition to providing a range of sailing classes for all …

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Cal Sailing Club

Sailing cooperative for small-boat sailors and windsurfers. Not a traditional yacht club, but a non-profit sailing cooperative that owns a fleet of 23 sailboats from …

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Captain Kirk's San Francisco Sailing

Phone: 650 492-0681   

Sailing charter on three wonderful yachts: 50-foot Santa Cruz (up to 25 passengers), 50-foot Gulf Star (up to 25 passengers), and 36-foot Soverel (up to 6 …

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Club Nautique Alameda

Phone: 800 343 SAIL   

Sailboat school and rentals, 25 to 54 feet; also some trawlers. Locations in Sausalito, Alameda, and Richmond. Queen of the fleet is the EliBriSar, a stunning …

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Club Nautique Richmond

Phone: 866-606-SAIL   

Sailboat school and rentals, 25 to 54 feet; also some trawlers. Locations in Sausalito, Alameda, and Richmond. Queen of the fleet is the EliBriSar, a stunning …

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Club Nautique Sausalito

Phone: 800 343 SAIL   

Sailboat school and rentals, 25 to 54 feet; also some trawlers. Locations in Sausalito, Alameda, and Richmond. Queen of the fleet is the EliBriSar, a stunning …

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J World Performance Sailing

Phone: 800-910-1101   

Sailing school and club, with boats from 24 to 52 feet, including J/80, J/105, and J/120 performance sailboats. Crewed and bareboat charters.

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Lake Merritt Boating Center

Phone: (510) 238-2196   

Although not on San Francisco Bay, Lake Merritt is nearby, and offers a safe environment for small-boat sailing. The Boating Center offers sailing classes and rents …

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Modern Sailing School & Club

Phone: 800 995 1668   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 30 to 44 feet. Skippers available for charters with up to 6 passengers.

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Monterey Bay Sailing

Phone: 831.372.SAIL   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 43 feet. ASA certified sailing instruction, scheduled sailing cruises, and skippered charters also available.

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OCSC

Phone: 800 223 2984   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 40 feet. Skippers available for crewed charters. Scheduled sailing cruises also available.

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Pacific Yachting & Sailing

Phone: 800 374 2626   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 27 to 46 feet. Skippered charters also available (maximum 6 passengers).

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SailBerkeley

Phone: (510) 343-5635   

Low-cost sailing lessons, bareboat charters, and skippered charters on a Santana 22.

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Sailing Education Adventures

Phone: (415) 775-8779   Fax: (775) 264-1869

Non-profit, volunteer-supported organization offering adult sailing classes from Clipper Yacht Harbor in Sausalito, as well as summer sailing camps for youths in …

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SF State Community Youth Summer Sailing and Kayaking Program

The SF State Community Sailing and Kayaking Program is a sailing and kayaking safety and activity instruction curriculum and environmental education program on …

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Spinnaker Sailing of Redwood City

Phone: 650 363 1390   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 47 feet. Skippers available (maximum 6 passengers).

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Spinnaker Sailing of San Francisco

Phone: 415 543-7333   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 42 feet. New Catalina 34. Skippers available (maximum 6 passengers). Located at Pier 40, South Beach Harbor. Dealer for …

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Sunsail - San Francisco

Phone: 800-797-5907   

New location for worldwide Sunsail, near San Francisco at Sausalito Yacht Harbor. Fleet of new Sunsail First 40s fully equipped cruiser/racers. Bare boat charters, …

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Tradewinds Sailing School and Club

Phone: 510 232 7999   

Sailing school and sailboat rentals, 22 to 65 feet. Based at Marina Bay Yacht Harbor in Richmond. Club program available allowing unlimited use of the fleet. (Not a …

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Travis Sailing Center

Phone: 415 332 2319   

Sailboat rentals and lessons; in Horseshoe Cove.

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Trawler School

Courses in handling single-screw trawlers. Also offers classes in using radar.

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Treasure Island Sailing Center

Phone: (415) 421-2225   Fax: (415) 421-2208

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