Beginning Sailing

We offer several options for students with little or no prior sailing experience to explore sailing for the first time. Learn to sail through dock-side lectures and hands-on experience at the OCC Waterfront Campus or at our partner facility at Marina Park.


US SAILING offers certifications for both sailing and powerboating. Once earned, these certification credentials, in conjunction with your continuing experiences, are recognized by charter companies and sailing schools worldwide as the status of your accomplishments in the world of sailing.

OCC Docks

Online Schedule and Registration

Click here to check class schedules and register online 24/7 

Family Sailing class

Youth and Family

Families can experience the joy of sailing together for the first time in our Parent and Child Sailing Class, while kids 7 to 15 years old can learn from our talented and fun instructors in our summer camps, holiday camps or after school sailing courses.


Welcome Aboard!

Let’s go Sailing!

We are ready to help you get on the water and learn more about boating, safety, and seamanship.  If you are new to sailing, we’ll give you the knowledge and experience you need to become a confident sailor.  If you want to learn how to handle small or large powerboats, we’ll put you at the contrls with a great instructor.  Our school is public, non-profit, and exceptional.  This is your community program, and we look forward to meeting you and getting underway!

Class Registration

Registration for classes through June 30, 2024 is now open.

Registration for Youth Summer Sailing Camps – June 3-Aug 9, 2024 will open at 10 am on Thursday, March 7, 2024

Registration for Summer classes – July 1-Sept 1, 2024 will open at 10 am on Thursday, May 16, 2024.

Take a moment now to login and make sure you have access to your account.  If you have questions about logging in to your account, please call us at 949-645-9412

Be sure to check our  updated Class Schedules

Spectrum Sailing Camp

Cloudy skies and rain turned to sun and milder weather as eighteen young sailors ages 10 to 16 gathered excitedly at the OCC Waterfront Campus preparing to attend our first ever Spectrum Sailing Camp, a camp designed to provide sailing lessons for youth with autism.

Thank you to the Spectrum Sailing team: Scott Herman, Kim Guzman and Spectrum Sailing Sponsors Balboa Yacht Club Maritime Sciences & Seamanship Foundation, SPARK for Autism at UCLA, Fletcher Jones Mercedes, Harken, Harken Derm, Sail 22.

A special thank you to OCC Foundation supporter Whittier Trust Company for their youth sailing scholarship grant which allowed us to host the Spectrum Sailing Camp.

We had so much fun hosting the Spectrum Sailing Camp and we are already looking at dates for 2025.


Office, Front Desk, Lazarette and Nautical Library Hours (In-person, Phone & email):

Phone:  949-645-9412
Email: customercare@occsailing.com

Monday to Friday 9 am to 5 pm – Call for evening hours.
Saturday and Sunday 9 am to 2 pm


Easter Sunday – Sunday, March 31 ,2024 Closed
Staff Development Day – Saturday, April 20, 2024 Closed
Memorial Day Weekend – Sat-Mon, May 25-27, 2024 Closed

Classes Starting Soon

For a complete list of upcoming classes, view our calendar.  (Please note: The listings show only the first day of any class.