Afterguard Sailing Academy

Welcome to Afterguard - The fun, affordable and intelligent choice for professional boating instruction from the beginning 'learn to sail' courses to advanced offshore options! Rated best Boating School in Oakland in 2013.

Afterguard provides an array of excellent courses -- for first time sailors to those who have learned on their own or elsewhere. Afterguard courses fill in any missed steps before guiding towards your goals of fantastic sailing experiences. ASA (American Sailing Association) Certification courses are the base-line of Afterguards education line-up, complimented by 'Only At Afterguard' courses that round out knowledge and build confidence. Students once graduated are ready to meet boating challenges, from family outings, to plying the spirited San Francisco Bay or offshore adventures. Afterguard has had the priviledge to help with prep for world wide vacation chartering to serious Ocean Dreams. Afterguard's policy of "No Yelling", means those who learn from our instructors will become prepared, confident and competent to make dreams of sailing a reality without a harsh edge! Afterguard keeps Learning to Sail fun.

Afterguard Charters offers boat rentals of 14-62' including; small sail, keelboat and power boats. We offer skippered charters leaving from San Francisco's Treasure Island or with breathaking views of the San Francisco city skyline. On San Francisco Bay waters the conditions are textbook, (and owner Captain Mary SwiftSwan helped write ASA's first 2 textbooks.)

Afterguard is a unique sailing school - The Academy works with ages 6-86 whereas the Foundation focuses on inner city youth programs and affordable community access to boating via an associated meetup group.

Call, (510)535-1954, send an email or stop in to see us; hrs Tues noon to 5 or Wed-Sun 9-5pm . Love to meet you. Come on by - the weather has been amazing this fall - Cpt M