Beginning Sailing

We offer two entry level beginning sailing classes for those who never sailed before or just have a little experience sailing with others:

  • Lido 1 - Learn to sail through dock-side lectures and hands-on experience in OCC’s Lido 14 dinghies
  • Harbor 20 Level 1 - for beginning students who prefer smaller classes and instruction on a more stable boat.


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.

Gift Certificate

Gift Certificates

A Gift Certificate to the OCC School of Sailing & Seamanship is the perfect gift any time of year for sailors and power boaters alike. 


US Powerboating Safe Powerboat Handling Certification w/California Boater Card. Learn more...

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 controls 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!

Winter Registration

Registration for winter classes Jan 1-March 17, 2024 will open at 10 am on Thursday, November 16, 2023.  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


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



Thanksgiving Weekend – Thurs-Sun, Nov 23-26, 2023 Closed
Tuesday-Friday, Dec 19-22, 2023 9 am to 1 pm
Winter Break – Saturday, Dec 23, 2023 to Monday, Jan 1, 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.