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 Basic Cruising
If you are headed for lunch in Paradise Cove in Tiburon, a quiet onboard dinner at China Camp on the San Pablo Bay or an overnight in Richardson Bay in Sausalito, all these experiences depend on your ability to confidently anchor your boat. Chartering in a remote location in the BVIs, Sea of Cortez, Tahiti or Thailand, anchoring skills will be your best friend. Access locations and enjoy your surroundings in ways many other sailors cannot.
Join OCSC Instructors on boats over 35’ to understand the differences between using one anchor off the bow, a Bahamian moor, a Med Moor, anchoring bow and stern or using two anchors off the bow. Understand how to deploy the right anchor and rode in changing conditions. Learn how to set the hook so that you don’t have to worry about it.
OCSC is the only school in the Bay Area that provides 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.
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Our Coastal Navigation course is designed to acquaint you with all the tools, publications and skills required for successful coastal navigation
OCSC's Coastal Passagemaking course is intensive, challenging and incredibly rewarding. Completion will prepare you for difficult coastal passages.