San Francisco Sailing Company's Sailing School

The San Francisco Sailing Company has been providing bay area residents and visitors premier sailing experiences for nearly a decade. Now, in our 8th season we are providing what so many of our customers have been asking for, certified sailing instruction. We will teach you to sail the bay like a local. This is where we learned to sail and there is no better place in the world to start your sailing lifestyle than the San Francisco Bay.

Why the San Francisco Bay?

Go anywhere in the world and tell a sailor you learned on the San Francisco Bay and you see the respect and admiration reserved for experts only. That is what you will be when you graduate from our sailing school, an expert. The San Francisco Bay is one of the most challenging places in the world to sail due to the high wind, fog, currents and vessel traffic. This is why everyone knows, "if you can sail the San Francisco Bay, you sail anywhere in the world."

Knowledge and Confidence

Boat handling is about knowledge and confidence. There is no better way to gain confidence than to know anywhere else you go will be easier than where you learned. When you enroll in the San Francisco Sailing Company's Sailing School you are starting at the top of the sailing world, that's why we're here and that's why you are here too.

Sail from the Heart of San Francisco

Our location is the best on the Bay. Pier 39 is the northern most point of San Francisco and we get the full benefit of its consistent weather and world famous challenges. Because of the bay area's famous microclimates location does matter. Just because you can sail out of Sausalito or Berkeley doesn't mean you can sail out of Pier 39. We are not just Bay sailing but a true San Francisco Sailing School located in the heart of the City.

Sailing Club

The San Francisco Sailing Club is a group of like minded people who are passionate about sailing. As a member you will enjoy deep discounts on sailing lessons and boat rentals, complementary monthly sailing cruises, and the joy that comes from being in and around sailboats. More »

Bareboat Charter Rates

To bareboat charter your own sailboat on the San Francisco Bay, click here to view our boats and rates.