Membership

FAQs

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What are the benefits of membership?

There are many benefits to being a member at OCSC, not the least of which is the special camaraderie that comes from meeting and spending time with others that share your love of sailing. OCSC has approximately 1000 members, all fellow sailors you’ll get to know by sailing together, attending our frequent barbeques, Wednesday Night Sails, seminars, lectures, and many other activities.

The primary benefits of membership at OCSC include:

  • Access to over 50 well-maintained boats in the OCSC charter fleet
  • 25% discount on all courses, charters, and club activities
  • Use of the OCSC Crew List, a unique way to connect with other sailors
  • 10% discount in the OCSC Pro Shop
  • and much more …

Will membership with OCSC help me connect with other sailors?

Absolutely! The OCSC Crew List is an online email exchange that our members use daily to find both crewmembers and skippers to sail with. Everyone benefits by sharing the work, cost, and fun of sailing among a group of qualified sailors. Our members connect with each other directly to put their crew together and then split the cost of the charter appropriately, making OCSC an affordable way to go sailing on a variety of high quality boats.

What social activities and special events does OCSC offer?

There’s always something going on at OCSC -- lectures, seminars, movies, …. Examples of some of our special events include seminars on topics such as Weather for Bay Sailors, Cruising Destinations, Sail Trim, or Racing Rules, often with well-known visiting guest lecturers. We host “Sign up to Sail” events where you sign up to go sailing and we take care of organizing the crew and boats. Every month we have Moonlight Sails, a relaxing mid-week sail followed by chili & chowder. And, you can count on OCSC to organize a special charter for all major sailing events on San Francisco Bay – Opening Day on the Bay, Summer Sailstice, Fleet Week, and more.

Can membership with OCSC help me connect with other charter companies in the US and around the world?

As a member of OCSC you gain access to the OCSC Network. OCSC has special arrangements with the leading charter companies worldwide, including The Moorings and Sunsail, offering special discounts to OCSC members. The OCSC Network can also help you get access to a charter boat in other popular sailing locations along the West Coast, including Southern California and the San Juan Islands in the Pacific Northwest.

Does OCSC have any special programs for women?

Yes, OCSC members have organized a Women Sailors group for monthly daysails and other activities.

How much does it cost to become a member of OCSC?

To become a member you pay a one-time initiation fee of $695, after which you pay just $69 per month to maintain your membership status.

Will my spouse, partner, or a friend benefit from my membership?

Yes. As a member of OCSC you may sponsor one other person, such as a family member or friend, as an Associate Member. This sponsorship allows them to join at a reduced rate of $495 and pay just $49 dollars per month for dues. Associate Members enjoy the same membership benefits as their sponsor.

Will my children benefit from my membership?

Yes. Children under the age of 21 and living at home receive your same 25% discount on all classes and activities.