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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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Croatia’s fantastic climate, cuisine, endless activities, friendly people and superb sailing ensure the return of many vacation makers year after year. Discover beautiful bays ideal for swimming, lovely little rustic fishing villages, as well as its bustling nightlife. Come to our next planning party to learn more about joining us.
The Adriatic coast of Croatia is known as 'The Coast of A Thousand Islands' and its idyllic sailing conditions and easy line-of-sight navigation mean that it has long been a favorite flotilla vacation destination. This historic coastline has it all: majestic walled cities with Medieval cobbled streets, ancient ruins, romantic cities, vineyard-covered hillsides and national parks offering pine forests with deserted coves and crystal clear turquoise waters – one stunning sight after another.
Setting sail from picturesque Agana is allows easy cruising south to the Islands of Vis, Hvar, Brac and Korcula with their quaint coastal villages and traditional way of life. Brac has charming fishing villages and superb range of dining places, and in Hvar you can climb to the top of the island for dinner at a hillside restaurant with an extraordinary panoramic view of the Adriatic. Have your camera at the ready as you glide past countless panoramic views and enjoy delicious Croatian cuisine.
The climate and conditions are ideal for gentle coastal cruising. Summer temperatures range from 73 – 86 F (23 – 30 C), winds are generally light and variable in the mornings with afternoon breezes and calm nights.
Winds range from 5 – 20 knots. Navigation is line-of-sight. Lazy lines are in use at many town quays and the tidal range is minimal.
If you haven’t been on a flotilla before, here’s how it works. OCSC reserves several boats for the location and holds a series of planning parties to explain the details and answer questions from anyone who is interested. Some members choose to reserve a whole boat with their friends and family; some hook up with other singles or couples to form their own boat; a third option is to charter a cabin on a boat skippered by an OCSC Instructor. These planning meetings are the best way to decide which option works best for you. We suggest that you use them to meet potential shipmates, other skippers, and the OCSC personnel who will be leading the flotilla.
Flotilla charters are ideal for first-time skippers since OCSC helps in cruise planning, introduces individuals to others interested in sharing a yacht, and sends an experienced ‘group leader’ along. The security in this type of ‘buddy-boating’ is one reason for flotilla-style chartering, but the ease of participation, sailing with lots of friends made at the planning parties and multi-boat get-togethers in the evenings make any charter that much more enjoyable.
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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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