Main Base:

1285 Embarcadero
Oakland, CA 94606

Phone: (510) 535-1954


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

© 2016 Afterguard Sailing Academy.


There are good ships and wood ships, ships that sail the sea,

but the best ships are friendships, may they always be!

After these messages....we'll be right back!

Small class sizes, fresh air, & easy

no-questions-asked reschedule once classes start up again.

See you all soon! May 7th target re-opening day!

Become Sailing Confident


with Afterguard

Call now to enroll in Courses or book Charters:  510-535-1954

ASA Certification Faclity

5 Day Offshore Schedule is out:

ASA 106 off-shore sailing 5 day course options:

May 2020  ------------------------- Wed 21-Sun 25 Catamaran

June 2020 ---------------------------Wed 17-Sun 21 Monohull

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

Afterguard Represents at the 
IYC Crab Feed

Was Feb 29th 2020

Sunny weather brings all the 
small boats to the water!
Summer sailing programs available for children youth and adults. 

Job opportunity

Want to work at a sailing school? We are looking for a part-time (2-3 days a week), long term bookkeeper. Needs excellent skills with general accounting, Quickbooks Pro for Mac and cost accounting.

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About Afterguard Sailing:

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.