SailTime – San Francisco
| (415) 869-2861 |

Hi! I am Captain Lisa of SailTime San Francisco Bay. Sailing has been my passion ever since I can remember back to when I was 7 years old on a Sunfish with my father and the family dog! I spent many years sailing catamarans before I got serious and started sailing bigger boats. Along the way I took classes, read, studied and did a lot of sailing. The excellent training I have received both with an instructor and with on water experience has made me the confident sailor that I am today. Never stop learning or sailing! I was a SailTime member for three years before I set off for my 2 year sabbatical sailing 1/2 way around the world. SailTime allowed me to gain the confidence I needed to graduate from a day sailor to a weekend sailor to a world cruiser.

I am excited to share my knowledge and experience. From calm days exploring the bay to a windy exciting day, I love it all. Fractional sailing is the best way to sail a world class sailboat for less than the price of a slip and maintenance. Our program is designed so that you feel like you are sailing on your own boat. Once you have mastered the right skills and certifications, you can single hand, sail at night and take the boat for long weekends. To learn more information about SailTime becoming a member of fleet, please feel free to call me or contact me via the form below. Fair Winds, Captain Lisa

San Francisco Bay has long been known for having some of the best sailing in the world. The winds are consistent, the waves are small, and the scenery is spectacular. Some of our favorite sailing destinations in the bay include:

  • Angel Island for lunch and hiking
  • Docking at waterfront restaurants in Sausalito
  • Shooting through Raccoon Strait with the current
  • Spending a night on the hook in Clipper Cove
  • Shopping and restaurants at Jack London Square
  • Sailing under the Golden Gate Bridge

We are located in two wonderful marinas in San Francisco Bay. Emery Cove Yacht Harbor is located on Powell Street in Emeryville, just north of the bay bridge. It provides quick access to great sailing areas like The Slot, Olympic Circle, and the central bay. Facilities include double fingered upwind slips, security gates, wifi, ample parking, well-maintained restrooms with showers and laundry facilities, and great views of the bay. Within walking distance, there are three great restaurants (Trader Vic’s, East Ocean Hong Kong, and Chevy’s) and a grocery store. Pier 39 in San Francisco is a world-class destination and the Pier 39 marina is centrally located to provide access to great central bay sailing destinations like Alcatraz, Angel Island, the Golden Gate Bridge and the San Francisco waterfront. Facilities here include double fingered slips, security gates, and first-class restroom and shower facilities. Within walking distance are several great restaurants (Bubba Gump, Hard Rock Cafe and the Crab House) and attractions.

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.

Other Services Available

  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. SailTime – San Francisco is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

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SailTime – San Francisco

Address 3300 Powell StEmeryvilleCA94608USA
Phone (415) 869-2861
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