San Francisco Bay

Sailing School

Learn to Sail With SailTime!

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SailTime University

We are an ASA-Certified training facility that has been recognized as an Outstanding School!

SailTime San Francisco members and non-members will appreciate the quality sailing education provided in conjunction with the internationally recognized American Sailing Association (ASA).

Whether you are a novice or a seasoned sailor, our experienced instructors will tailor your training and sailboat orientation to your specific skill level. We strive to provide top-notch instruction, in a highly personalized environment, according to your schedule. Our goal is to make you knowledgeable, prepared, and confident to command your SailTime yacht.

Accelerate Skills Development

Experiential Education

By limiting sailing classes size, our sailing school students have the unique opportunity to more time at the helm. We train you on the yacht on which you are a member, to ensure that you become comfortable with the intimate workings of your particular vessel. Regardless of the size boat you sail, or the level of ASA training you require, we will provide you with “tips and tricks” that go above and beyond the ASA course material.

Captain Chris (recently awarded ASA’s Outstanding Instructor of 2010) and Captain Lisa (SailTime San Francisco’s Owner/Operator) are United States Coast Guard Licensed Captains. They are similar to the pros at the local golf club. Their role is to be available to you and your family for private or semi-private coaching lessons.

As in any sport, we all need to brush up on our skills or improve on them. Our captains are available for coaching on board your fractional sailing yacht. Therefore, much the same as you would a golf instructor; you have your own personal sailing instructor!

All of our instructor-captains are USCG-licensed and ASA-certified.
SailTime supports the national recreational boating education standards as recognized by the United States Coast Guard.

ASA 101 Course

Students learn to sail a boat of about 20 feet in length in moderate winds and sea conditions in familiar waters without supervision.

ASA 103 Course

Students will learn to skills to perform as skipper or crew of a 30-50 foot boat by sailing in coastal waters.

ASA 104 Course

This course is structured along the lines of an actual charter: students will learn to pilot a sloop-rigged keelboat 30 to 50 feet in length.

ASA 105 Course

During this 4-day class, students will learn the theory and hands-on skills needed to safely navigate in near coastal or inland waters.

ASA 106 Course

Students will learn how to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailboat 30 to 50 feet in length in near coastal and inland waters.

Learn to Sail

Boating Education

SailTime supports the national recreational boating education standards as recognized by the United States Coast Guard.