Beginning Sailing

We offer three classes to get you started sailing:

  • Beginning Sailing, for those who never sailed before or just have a little experience sailing with others.
  • Intermediate Lido, builds on Beginning Sailing skills with an emphasis on boat handling skills and sail trim.
  • Learn to Sail on a Harbor 20, for beginning students who prefer 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. 



Welcome Aboard!

Let’s go Sailing!

We are excited to be back on the water with sailing and powerboating class for adults and youth, as well as our member rental program. Your patience and continued interest in our programs the last 6-month has kept us pushing for this opportunity to get back on the water with you. 

Be sure to check our  updated Class Schedules and Covid-19 guidelines

Your partnership in observing our guidelines for social distancing, face coverings and daily health checks is essential for the continued success of our programs.

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!

Covid-19  Guidelines

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

Mon-Fri 9:00 am – 5:00 pm
Sat-Sun 9:00 am – 2:00 pm

Phone:  949-645-9412

Email: customercare@occsailing.com

Nautical Library:
Closed until further notice

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. 
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