I took a sailing course at OCSC and really had a great time. I learned to much about sailing. The teachers obviously love the sport and are very patient with their students. When you go out on the bay you have one teacher and only one to two other students in the boat with you. It is really hands on and a great place to take a class. It was well worth it. I really enjoyed all my classes and hands on experience. Thank you!
The absolute, best and most effective, top of the line sailing School anywhere. Considering the playgrounds available, SF Bay is no place to goof arround when it comes to sailing and safety, this is THE best and most competent place anywhere on the Bay to become CONFIDENT and PROFICIENT as a Sailor. Bill Gargan USCG 100 Ton Master, with Sailing Endorsement. I chose this place to refine my sailing skills after looking at every other sailing school in the area..
Didn't know what to expect of the U.S. Sailing curriculum before working here as I was already a licensed captain and professional sailor, but it's really great practical standards for real sailors and not just some gimmick. The instructors have great backgrounds and teach a huge variety of material and the club has some of the best wind in the area by being directly in the path of the golden gate and not hiding out in the corner. True sailors can appreciate that. An amazing place to learn sailing.
I may be somewhat biased, having, I believe the oldest (or 2nd oldest) active member number at the club. I joined in 1988 after several years of very serious sailboat racing (J/24, Tartan 10, PHRF including Folkboats; Moore 24, Santana 35, etc.) on SF bay. I wanted to be able to charter boats and take my non-sailing friends out to experience the beauty of the Bay. OCSC fulfilled their every promise - I learned to skipper small and large (36') boats, got my Bareboat Charter Certification, took tons of people out sailing, and then ended up buying my own 23' boat. I faded away from OCSC for a number of years while owning my own "hole in the water into which I threw money". Then I sold my boat and reconnected with OCSC. They have a different business model but the people - both the staff and the members - are still some of the nicest folks you'd ever want to meet. The instructors are all top notch, patient, and very experienced. They have a great fleet of boats to charter and they will make you a confident, competent, and SAFE skipper. If you can sail on SF Bay, especially in the summer, you'll be confident sailing nearly anywhere else on the planet - especially if you're a member at OCSC Sailing!