Sailing Activities and Events on San Francisco Bay

We organize sailing events designed for fun and making it easier for you to get on the water and meet others in the OCSC Sailing community. You don't need to be a member to enjoy these activities -- they're open to everyone. Only the "member-only" events are limited to OCSC members. To find out more, click on one of the activities listed below. You can also view our online calendar to see upcoming Events & Activities.

OCSC Sailing Events

OCSC Sailing Events - Wednesday Night

OCSC Sailing Events - Wednesday Night

OCSC Sailing Events Timed Circuit Racing

Offshore Sailing Adventure

Venture offshore for the weekend to the Farallone Islands and anchorage in Drake's Bay to experience "blue water" sailing aboard our Hans Christian 43. It's a fun and educational way to see what it's like beyond the Gate, plus it's a great way to prepare for Coastal Passage Making (CPM) or your own offshore trip.

Skippered Charters

Rent a boat for full or half day and hire a professional OCSC skipper to give you a tour of San Francisco Bay.

Sail Trim Seminar and Timed Circuit Racing

Members can charter a boat, assemble a crew, and race the clock through a challenging set of maneuvers. We'll have a race course set up with a committee boat to start you, take your times and offer suggestions for improvement.

Angel Island Picnic Sails

Join us for a picnic and day of sailing to beautiful Angel Island. Take this opportunity to come and make some new friends from OCSC.

Monthly Events

OCSC Monthly Events Free BBQs

OCSC Monthly Events Flotilla Planning Party

Social Summer BBQ Parties

This event runs during our summer months. Enjoy a day sail and see all your friends (and make new ones).

Moonlight Sails

Our single most popular winter event offers fun for everyone. Two hours of sailing under a moonlit sky followed by an apres sail party.

Flotillas and Adventure Planning Parties

The easiest and most economical way to enjoy bareboat chartering is by sailing with an OCSC Flotilla. Join us for a planning meeting.

Women Sailors of OCSC

OCSC women sailors are a group of women who enjoy sailing, adventure and other activities here at OCSC. The aim of women only sailing is to create a learning environment that fosters confidence and growth. We offer monthly Moonlight and Wednesday night sails as well as educational and fun sails throughout the year. Many of our sails require previous sailing experience and a few are open to all women. We invite all interested women to join us anytime.

Whether you are new to sailing, taking lessons, or are an experienced skipper, you'll be welcome at the Women Sailors meetings and sails.


Annual Events

OCSC Annual Events - Spring Fling

OCSC Annual Events - Fleet Week

OCSC Annual Events - Holiday Party

Spring Fling Party

This is our Annual Spring Season Kick-Off Party where we toast the winds and seas of the San Francisco Bay! Everyone is welcome.

Berkeley Kite Festival

Each year, the Berkeley Marina transforms into the most amazing display of kites, kite acrobatics, and kite masters you'll ever see. Come down and check it out.

Summer Sailstice

A global holiday just for sailing? Yes, it really is! This event has picked up speed since its creation in 2000 -- so much that it now attracts thousands of sailors worldwide. But the best party is at OCSC.

Fleet Week

Air shows, a parade of ships, and more. Watching the Blue Angels from the deck of a sailboat is the only way to go. Be sure to wave at the pilots as they fly inverted, right over your mast.

4th of July

Good news, we’ve got the best location in the Bay Area for the 4th of July! Charter one of our yachts or find friends on the Crewlist.

OCSC Holiday Party

Trim the tree along with those sails! Celebrate the holiday season with us, and let us thank you for another wonderful year.



Member-Only Events

OCSC Member-Only Events - Member Crew Party

OCSC Member-Only Events - Le Tour de Bay


Sign Up & Sail Days

You never thought it could be this easy. When a "Sign Up and Sail" day is announced, all you do is email your name in and we pair you up with a crew or skipper who we think you'll be compatible with.