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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Our speciality is helping people make the most prudent decisions for their personal needs and experience.
Below you'll find a few of the reasons many people set sail with OCSC and continue the ethos of sailing.
Our low student to teacher ratio ensures that you get just the right amount of hands-on experience. Basic Keelboat and Basic Cruising classes have a maximum of three students and one instructor per boat. While there will sometimes be less, there will never be more.
Knowing how to sail is one thing, but knowing how to teach sailing is another. OCSC’s captains are among the best qualified and most prepared teachers in the industry. We also have the largest number of instructor trainers and master instructor trainers on staff in the country.
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 allows you to be sailing in minutes in one the world’s premier sailing venues, in the best wind it has to offer.
Our certified courses are based on the curriculum established by US SAILING, the leading national sailing certification organization. This certification is proof of your achievement and your passport to chartering boats locally or worldwide.
You’ll be met in the front office by a team of smiling faces who are there to help answer any questions you may have about OCSC courses, membership, chartering or any of our other services.
OCSC has over 50 professionally-maintained boats in the charter fleet, ranging in size from 24’ to 82’. Our fleet offers everything from training boats to sport boats to large yachts ideal for extended overnight cruises.
Two hours on beautiful San Francisco Bay will help you to determine if you want to make sailing a bigger part of your life. You will join one of OCSC’s instructors and be...
Our Basic Keelboat certification package is a comprehensive lifetime preparation course that is a place for participants to learn how to sail. It is designed both for...
Our Basic Cruising certification package is intended for those with a US Sailing Basic Keelboat certification or equivalent skills. This course is designed specifically to...
You don't have to start at the beginning
We can help determine the best place to start, and if we find that you can skip part or all of our curriculum, we'll be happy to help you start chartering.
Reasons why people choose our school:
We have the right course for everyone.
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