If you are looking to learn how to sail in the Bay Area, you can take classes and private lessons from a variety of top quality schools. There are many different types of classes whether you are a beginner or if you are an expert on the waves, these schools offer assistance and help wherever assistance is needed. The follow are some of the best schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.
Captain Kirk’s San Francisco Sailing
Private sailing lessons are available in this club and Captain Kirk’s San Francisco Sailing has three incredible yachts. The boats include a 50-foot Santa Cruz, a 50-foot Gulf Star, and a 36-foot Soverel. Likewise, they offer two custom racer-cruisers perfect for learning on. Pick-up and drop-off locations are: Pier 40 San Francisco, Pier 39 San Francisco, and in Sausalito.
Lake Merritt Boating Center
Located in Oakland, CA, Lake Merritt offers a safe and fun environment for learning how to sail in small style boats. The Lake Merritt Boating Center offers lessons for sailing and rents out sailing dinghies, small keelboats, catamarans, canoes, and kayaks.
Modern Sailing School and Club
The Modern Sailing School and Club rents out 30 to 44 foot sailboats and offers lessons through their school that helps amateur boaters become proficient behind the wheel of any boat. Each boat holds up to 6 passengers.
Spinnaker Sailing of San Francisco
This boating school offers lessons and sailboat rentals with boats ranging from 22 to 42 feet. The Spinnaker Sailing School of San Francisco is located at Pier 40, South Beach Harbor.
Tradewinds Sailing School and Club
This sailing school rents out 22 to 65 foot sailboats and is based in the Marina Bay Yacht Harbor which is based in Richmond, CA.
Located in Alameda, CA, the Trawler School of Boating offers unique courses in handling single-screw trawlers and lets guests learn how to use radar on the boat they are sailing.