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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Join us for the adventure vacation of a lifetime in the heart of Patagonia at the Futaleufú River in Chile!
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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 Keelboat
Sailing after dark requires a different set of skills than daysailing. Conditions on the water are often different. To be safe, you need to be able to identify navigational aids and vessel types by light characteristics. You even need to learn how to identify potential hazards by what you can’t see when they are present. Night Sailing introduces you to the challenges and the rewards of sailing at night and qualifies OCSC members with a Basic Cruising certification to charter OCSC boats at night.
Nov–March from 6–10pmApril–Oct from 7-11pm
We provision the boat in preparation for your night sail so you can have a hot tea or hot chocolate while out in the San Francisco Bay.
We supply charts and compass so you can practice identifying navigational aids and use them to locate your position on a chart.
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. We loan you waterproof pants and jacket along with a comfortable, Coast Guard-approved personal flotation device in every course you take with us.
Call to enroll today!800.223.2984
This course is designed specifically to prepare you to skipper a sailboat in the challenging conditions peculiar to San Francisco Bay.
In Seamanship Under Sail, you leave the outboard motor behind and learn how to get out of a tight bind under sail power.
The greatest pleasure in sailing comes from the ability to participate. Fundamental skills are all you need to move forward!