OCC SA Membership Meetings

February Membership Meeting

Monday, February 24 at 7 pm

Guest Speaker – Gordon West, Marine Radio and Communications Expert

Gordon West – Marine Radio and maritime electronics instructor.

Here’s your chance to meet one of the top marine radio instructors in the country!  Gordon West will be entertaining us with interesting tidbits on the history of marine radio and some of the stories and personalities he’s known over the years. He will also bring an array of equipment for show-and-tell. You don’t want to miss this one!

Gordon has been working in the industry for over 40 years. He is certified for FCC and US Coast Guard radiotelephone inspections as well as small passenger vessels. He teaches advanced radio, navigation and maritime electronics and he has written several textbooks on the subject. Please join us for an interesting and VERY informative evening! 

Click here to learn more about his radio class at OCC



January Membership Meeting

Monday, January 27 at 7 pm

Guest Speaker – Capt Sarah Hirsch, Manager – Community Boating

Join Captain Sarah Hirsch for sea stories and a preview into the new OCC Mariner Training Center, now under construction across the street from our current facility. Sarah holds an all-oceans Masters License and has led youth and adult sailing programs on an array of vessels, including modern sloops and cutters, open pulling boats, and “tall ships” of many types. She has a passion for sail training and providing pathways for new mariners to develop knowledge and skills on the water. She joined OCC School of Sailing and Seamanship as a manager at the end of August 2019 and is working with the staff and faculty to bring new classes and programs to the community and the Professional Mariner program.  Come learn more about our plans for a Full Mission Bridge Simulator, Radar classroom, hands-on safety and boat maintenance classes, and of course, the pedestrian bridge over Pacific Coast Highway.