Learn to sail on San Francisco Bay. Tradewinds stands apart from other sailing schools. Stop by and visit our sailing school and club. Our ASA course offering prepares you for sailing the Bay or anywhere in the world. Sailing schools on San Francisco Bay.

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Sailing School

Course Level Practice Areas

As you complete each ASA level, more and more of the San Francisco Bay is available to you.

Download a map of your practice area:

  • Basic Keelboat graduates and Bronze Fleet (Hi Res Chart) - note: The 25' boats are restricted to this area regardless of the Skipper's qualifications.
  • Basic Coastal Cruising graduates: (Hi Res Chart)

After completing your Bareboat Chartering course, you can sail the entire San Francisco Bay and San Pablo Bay during daylight hours. You can not sail under or west of the Golden Gate Bridge.

After completing your Advanced Coastal Cruising course, you can sail west of the Golden Gate Bridge.



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