Wishing all a healthy, stay-at-home spring, unless out in the best social distancing, family sport ever. We are OPEN for member's family charters. 

We are OPEN to aid planning  our re-opening (June on) enrollments and bookings

We can help plan to take the dream to sail to start becoming a reality in 2020. Or plan a $$ effective way to get back into what you loved, if paused.


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, to save on classes later.  Our classes are small: 4 person maximum class size, and each boat is cleaned between uses, once the school re-opens.

For your safety, Afterguard will have an easy 'no-questions-asked' reschedule policy when the school fully reopens.

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

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

Sunny weather brings all the 
small boats to the water!
Summer sailing programs 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.

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

© 2016 Afterguard Sailing Academy.