Beginning sailors, let us show you the best way to start sailing with us on the SF Bay.
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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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Our threshold to the Pacific, the Golden Gate opens to the world of coastal sailing – challenging, beautiful, and only explored by a handful of sailors. A coastal passage is never easy, but it is always rewarding. For those who have dreamed of sailing the Northern California coast, OCSC’s Ocean Adventure is your gateway to open waters and the experience of a lifetime.
For 5 days and 4 nights, the Pacific Ocean will be your home-away-from-home as you sail aboard the Schooner Seaward. After getting your sea legson San Francisco Bay and spending your first night on board, the journey begins by heading out of the Golden Gate and up to Drake’s Bay for the second night. Then you’ll run downwind and enjoy the next two days exploring Monterey Bay. On your fourth day, prepare to sail through the night back to Berkeley and your home port. Each day, nutritious meals will be freshly prepared by Seaward’s cook, and the pristine natural environment that is only accessible by boat will be your dining room.
It’s the perfect way to experience the coast – in the hands of a highly skilled crew, on a large and beautiful boat, with the comfort and privacy of your own bunk with courtesy curtain. But this isn’t just a pleasure cruise! You will have every opportunity to be involved – learning the ropes and honing your skills. Learn about passage planning, coastal weather, communications, keeping watch, seamanship and anchoring, while getting a feel for the changing and challenging conditions at sea. Enjoy the camaraderie of your crewmates as you work together and form bonds that will last forever.
The Ocean Adventure will allow you explore coastal territory without the major responsibility of sailing there on your own. And if you are planning a coastal passage (or dreaming of making one), the Ocean Adventure will allow you to find out first hand what it takes.
Our coastal trips always sell out, so be sure to make your reservation soon. These trips are limited to only 12 participants. And at this price, the Ocean Adventure is one of the most affordable and rewarding trips you cantake. This world-class adventure is at your doorstep. We hope you will join us and experience the ocean for yourself.
82' Classic Schooner Seaward
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Learn why people choose OCSC
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