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Fun for Sail

A.S.A. Certified sailing instruction

Capt. Dan

Capt. Dan Hogan holds a U.S. Coast Guard Captain's License: OUPV Inland


Capt. Dan grew up in Rockport, a small town on the coast of Massachusetts. The local harbor, where the family boat was kept, was just down the street. Young Dan was on the water nearly every day each Summer, fishing or just exploring the coast. In 1987, Capt. Dan began sailing on San Francisco Bay. After 22 years of sailing, Capt. Dan obtained his Coast Guard license and American Sailing Association (A.S.A.) Instructor Certifications and began teaching the following sailing classes:

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Basic Keelboat
  • Basic Coastal Cruising
  • Bareboat Charter
  • Cruising Catamaran
Capt. Dan sailing Reliance just outside San Francisco Bay.

Sailing is exciting, challenging and fun


American Sailing Association (A.S.A.) Sailing Classes

Introduction to Sailing

A one-weekend class to introduce you to the fun and challenge of sailing.

Basic Keelboat

A two-weekend class where you learn to sail a 23-26 foot keelboat in protected waters

Basic Coastal Cruising

Two more weekends where you learn to sail a larger boat in more challenging conditions

Bareboat Cruising

A 3-day weekend live-aboard class where you learn boat systems and anchoring

Cruising Catamaran

A weekend class where you learn to sail a cruising catamaran

Coastal Navigation

A 2-weekend class where you learn navigation skills

Sail and explore


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San Francisco Bay has fantastic sailing!


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