CUSTOM SAILING LESSONS ABOARD YOUR OWN BOAT
SAN FRANCISCO BAY
You'll probably get to meet Pocket Cruiser during our consultation
Over more than a decade of instructing, hundreds of students have entrusted me to develop their confidence as recreational and professional mariners in the most challenging conditions around.
From fundamental sailing skills to long-distance cruising, I specialize in calm, high-quality training tailored to your specific goals.
~ Brian Cline
USCG Master, US SAILING Cruising Instructor
LEARN YOUR WAY
Tailored to you, your boat, and your goals. No big classes, no strangers.
Lessons that fit your schedule
The ultimate in self-reliance, rarely taught in schools
Checklists, videos, how-to articles, training guides, and more
You just solved 3 months of pain in 18 seconds.
- Andy Graham
SAIL SAFELY WITH PERSONAL TRAINING
Your training starts with a free 1-hour planning session and complimentary vessel inspection with me, certified instructor and licensed captain, Brian Cline. Together we'll discuss your goals, go over your vessel, and develop a plan that works for you. You'll leave this session knowing how to move forward in a practical, actionable way, and you'll know exactly what your boat needs, if anything, to be a safe, functional vessel.
Brian is the best kind of instructor there is. He quickly observed how I learned and adapted his style for me. He is extremely patient and incredibly knowledgeable about all aspects of sailing. The thing I loved the most about taking lessons with Brian is that I felt he had complete confidence in me. He allowed me to make (safe) mistakes and work through what went wrong, which is how I like to learn. I think the reason he was able to do so was that he was comfortable handling any situation that might come up! It was such a pleasure to learn from him and the experience added to my love of sailing!!
Three-time Bay Area Multihull Champion
Brian is an effective teacher, with a style that builds confidence and mastery in his students. Unlike other teachers who tell you too exactly what to do, or don't assist when a student really needs help, Brian knows just how much to guide a student to maximize learning by doing. While teaching on the water, Brian will always intervene to ensure safety, but he also lets students make mistakes, and then patiently guides them, with gentle suggestions, to their own solutions and conclusions. Brian's students learn to be sailors who think for themselves and sail with confidence with a proper safety mindset.
Brian is the most patient and skilled teacher I have met in all of my 37 years of any subject both in person and online. He is incredibly organized with his content and has a gift in quickly assessing which teaching methods are most compatible with each individual student’s needs. I would highly recommend him for any student seeking sailing instruction. He is thorough and honest and makes learning really enjoyable and fun as well!