Beginning sailors, let us show you the best way to start sailing with us on the SF Bay.
View Our Basic Keelboat Course.
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 Cruising
Seamanship Under Sail is a pure sailing course – no motoring allowed. Learn to perform traditional sailboat skills such as docking, anchoring, and mooring under sail. Improve your confidence and skill by practicing technical and "out of the box" maneuvers such as sailing blindfolded, steering by sails alone, getting in and out of irons, and sailing backwards at speed.
You will develop a sense of the limits between the boat and yourself as you practice precision. You will work on close-quarters sailing and decision-making while problem solving. You will learn to be creative with your boat handling using advanced skills to recover from a variety of tight situations with complete confidence.
Saturday and Sunday. 9am–4pm each day.
Seamanship Under Sail is a thoroughly hands-on course. All of your time will be spent on the boat.
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
Sailing with confidence is what happens after a skipper obtains a robust set of sailing and seamanship skills.
The greatest pleasure in sailing comes from the ability to participate. Fundamental skills are all you need to move forward!
OCSC's Coastal Passagemaking course is intensive, challenging and incredibly rewarding. Completion will prepare you for difficult coastal passages.