Wishing everyone a healthy, stay-at-home spring. 

We are OPEN for family member & 'Covid pod' charters. 

We are OPEN as of June 1, for enrollments and bookings with C19 specific classroom modifications and cleanliness/disinfection measures.

We can help plan to make the dream to sail a reality in 2020, or plan a cost effective way to get back into what you loved: sailing in the sunshine.


Yesterday is history, tomorrow is a mystery and today is a gift, that is why it is called the present. - Eleanor Roosevelt 

Our charter options are open for members now. Sailing is the perfect social distancing sport/lifestyle with fresh air and outdoor exercise that you can share with family or those close to you. You can also purchase sailing lesson packages now, save on classes, and take them later. 

 Our classes are small: 4 person maximum class size, & each boat is cleaned between uses.

For everyone's safety, Afterguard will have an easy 'no-questions-asked' reschedule policy for ANY illness.

Afterguard & Sars-Covid 19:

Become Sailing Confident


with Afterguard

Can enroll on-line for single classes or to book Course packages or book Charters call 510-535-1954

ASA Certification Faclity

Rest  in Peace

We are sad to inform our students and friends of Afterguard that Rudy Cordova passed away of cardiac arrest and is no longer with us.  It was over in minutes and the hospital could not revive him.

Rudy helped us with our boats for almost a year. He was kind, a hard worker, and always in a pleasant mood.

The news came as a complete surprise to us; Rudy had just been in the office at Afterguard only hours before,  laughing with Alex and Mary. He was so sweet and kind as he always was, that last day.  It seems so unreal he is gone on, and we at Afterguard will miss him and his smiling face and upbeat personality very much.

He leaves behind Lulu, who is struggling with costs of cremation and other costs associated with his passing.  Please help us  gather funds for Rudy's family during this already challenging time.  His family could use any help that we could spare at this time.

Please Help Rudy's Family:

5 Day Offshore Schedule is out:

ASA 106 off-shore sailing 5 day course options:

July 2020 ----------------------------Wed 22-Sun 26 Catamaran

Aug 2020 ----------------------------Wed 19-Sun 23 Monohull

Sept 2020 ---------------------------Wed 09-Sun 13 Catamaran

Oct 2020 ----------------------------Wed 14-Sun 18 Monohull 


There are Sea Legs 'classes' for each type of boat the week prior to take-off dates. This is not required if you have offshore exposure, but can be helpful either way.

News & Fun Events

Summer Sailstice June 20th, 2020 
20th anniversay of this event

Sign up to rent or join a boat to sail w/post BBQ

Can't wait to get the kids out of the house?
Summer sailing programs are now available for children, youth, and adults. 

Happening now!

We are currently developing on-line course catalog and video learning options while we are waiting for the green light to re-open. We expect they will be useful tools year-round.

Afterguard Employee designs & Paints Oakland Mural

In a effort to beautify boarded up businesses in Downtown Oakland

Ready to learn Sailing or learn more about Sailing?

Afterguard provides a fun, affordable, and intelligent choice for professional sailing instruction.

Course options range from Basics to Advanced Ocean courses!

With sailing knowledge, you will avoid costly mistakes and hair-raising moments (aka 'sea stories').

  • Share your sailing goals and dreams--We can help you make them a reality.

        If you are starting from the beginning, try our 'Zero to Ocean"  package.

  •  Are you an experienced sailor with no certifications? Take an ASA Challenge with Afterguard!  A challenge identifies where we can focus on your sailing education.  Get your certification for world wide chartering!

  • Never sailed? We have 90 minute min-intro lessons--A great way to see if sailing is a new passion for you.

  • Do you want to teach sailing? Captain Mary is one of the top ASA Instructor Evaluators. Check the ASA Instructor certification schedule for Oakland.

  • Afterguard has a non-profit and charitable mission.  Our adult courses help to fund high school courses that change the lives of Oakland inner city youth with whom we work with year round. Our adult courses also help to fund low income youth summer sailing camps.

  • CANCELLATION POLICIES - No refunds in general, but we can reschedule.

    • Details on our policies are on the Boat Rental and Academy pages.

Helpful Links

Main Base:

1285 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

Phone: (510) 535-1954

Email: info@afterguard.net

Satellite Base:

1 Clipper Cove Way
Harbormaster Gate
San Francisco, CA 94130

Afterguard Sailing Academy

Hours of Operation


We are closed Mondays

excepting long holiday weekends

12:00 PM – 5:00 PM

Wednesday - Sunday
9:00 AM – 5:00 PM


We are closed

Thanksgiving & Christmas day

For any website issues please contact info@afterguard.net

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