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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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Sailing in Tahiti offers balmy easterly trade winds averaging between 15 and 20 knots throughout the year. Encircling barrier reefs provide a habitat for wonderful marine life, colorful coral, and more than 500 species of fish, making it a world-class diving location. Come to our next planning party to learn more about joining us.
The French Polynesian archipelago of the Society Islands, the Marquesas, Tua Motu, Gambier and the Austral Ridge is situated in the middle of the Pacific Ocean. Our cruising area in the Society Islands encompasses the islands of Raiatea, Bora Bora, Tahaa and Huahine, all just a four or five hour sail apart. This is relaxed cruising in a stunning natural paradise. Soak the sophisticated atmosphere along the way or get back to nature, cruising over beautiful lagoons and colorful reefs or gazing out over scenic vistas of jagged volcanic peaks.
A Tahiti sailing itinerary typically includes easy passages within the protected waters behind the beautiful coral reefs that encircle the islands, allowing for relaxed sailing in one of the most exotic cruising grounds in the world. Snorkeling and scuba diving on the reefs, swimming and sunbathing on white-sand beaches, enjoying the delights of culture, shopping, and fine restaurants, plus spending quiet evenings aboard your yacht in picturesque anchorages are all part of what makes sailing in Tahitian waters so appealing.
Relatively short passages between the islands integrate open-ocean sailing. The longest passage to windward is about 18 nautical miles. The open-water passages downwind from Huahine to Tahaa and from Tahaa to Bora-Bora are simply spectacular, South Pacific sailing at its very best.
The climate in French Polynesia is sunny and pleasant. The dry season, which is the winter, is cooler (78 - 85°F or 25 - 29°C) and windier. It runs from May to September. These are probably the best months to come sailing as you can enjoy a prevailing easterly wind of 15 or 20 knots, increasing to 25 knots, and the sea becoming choppy with swells of 3-5 ft. Also, water temperature averages at 79°F (26°C) during this time.
Around 20 to 30 cm (approx.: 1 foot). In the Leeward Islands low tide is around 6.00 am and 6.00 pm, high tide around noon and midnight.
There are three ways to get involved. You can charter your own yacht, let us help you hook up with other members and sailors, or book a cabin on an OCSC Flotilla Leader’s yacht.
Since it’s founding, OCSC has been committed to environmental protection. We have always felt that especially since our business is built on enjoying nature, we are compelled to support organizations that work as guardians for all of us. Part of our approach has been to focus our efforts and appreciation on areas that we are privileged to visit on our bareboat flotillas.
To help this end your participation in our flotilla includes an additional contribution of $50 per person. The funds we collect are donated to an environmental protection initiative in the region we visit.
Yachts range in size from 40–51 feet
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July 19, 2015
July 29, 2015
Captain Ray Wichmann
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OCSC Sailing is located in the heart of San Francisco Bay, directly across the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge in the Berkeley Marina.
Our location is unique in that it follows you to be sailing in minutes in one of the world’s premier sailing venues, in the best wind it has to offer.
Questions? Please call us at 800.223.2984