Beginning sailors, let us show you the best way to start sailing with us on the SF Bay.
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With us, you’ll have a good friend and trusted partner in the yachting industry.
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An OCSC membership is a terrific investment in your sailing career and social life.
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Set sail and enjoy an relaxing night out on the Bay, skippered by a professional OCSC skipper.
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Continue the seafarers’ tradition of thousands of years with an Aegean adventure under sail.
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Build your team with an exciting scenic, and challenging sail to San Francisco’s Angel Island.
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This course requires Bareboat Cruising
Sailing with confidence is what happens after a skipper obtains a robust set of sailing and seamanship skills. In larger cruising boats, the tricks are different than for smaller boats like J/24's – and the tricks elude many a sailor. Our Advanced Bareboat Cruising course offers you the opportunity to continue to grow and focus on areas that most skippers long to improve. This is a sailing course, but with a cruising emphasis. With coaching from a professional, you will expand your own comfort zone in ways that are sure to yield lasting results. Whether you’re cruising on San Francisco Bay, preparing for your next tropical Bareboat Charter or preparing for long distance cruising, this course will develop in you some hard skills and understanding that enhance cruising competence and inspire confidence. When Mother Nature serves up a curve ball, you'll feel ready to hit it out of the park.
Saturday and Sunday. 9am–5pm each day.
Included with the class are a US Sailing Basic Keelboat textbook, Our Basic Keelboat Manual, and binder to keep all your materials together. These materials will be great prep for your course but will also serve as great reference tools for years to come.
Your crew course also includes two Seminars: Navigation I and Seamanship I. Each study hall is given alternately on Tuesday evenings and Saturday mornings. Each study hall is three hours, and covers aspects of sailing vital safe boating. Subjects covered include topics such as reading a nautical chart, right-of-way rules, and more.
OCSC is the only school in the Bay Area providing you with waterproof gear to make sure you stay dry and comfortable while learning without having to add a few hundred dollars in gear to the expense of learning to sail. In any course you take here, we loan you waterproof pants and jacket along with a comfortable, Coast Guard approved personal flotation device.
Call to enroll today!800.223.2984