San Francisco Bay Sailing CME Adventure
The most exciting sailing in North America! Four days of sailing and instruction on world-renowned San Francisco Bay during the prime summer season. Take the helm with the Golden Gate Bridge and San Francisco skyline as backdrops on this adventure and skill building experience.
The course will include instruction by some of the most experienced instructors in North America. If you’re already an experienced sailor, you will be grouped with other sailors with similar experience, sailing aboard J-105s. The J-105 is the most successful one-design keelboat class over 30′ in the USA. You’re sure to “up your game” with performance tips by San Francisco Bay racing instructors.
New to sailing, and just want to experience the joys of sailing San Francisco Bay on a small boat? Join us for an intro to sailing, learn the basics of handling and crewing a small sailboat. Relax and enjoy the ride! Your cruising ground will be one of the most fantastic places on Earth to sail… you are virtually guaranteed fantastic winds and ideal sailing conditions.
In addition to an introduction to San Francisco Bay Sailing, the course will include:
- Ocean Survival and rescue, including life raft deployment in the bay
- US Coast Guard Rescue presentation
- Daily lectures on Wilderness and Marine Medicine including immersion hypothermia, designing the marine medical kit, marine envenomations and hazards, dive injuries, preparing for foreign travel, and much more!
ADDITIONAL TRIP INFO
OCSC Sailing is located in the heart of San Francisco Bay, directly across the Bay from the Golden Gate Bridge, in the Berkeley Marina. OCSC has repeatedly been awarded the title of “best selling school in the United States“ by multiple sailing publications. OCSC’s instructors are among the best qualified in the industry.
Because lodging preferences for this course vary significantly, lodging is on your own and not included in the trip cost. Enjoy special discounts at the the Double Tree by Hilton – Berkeley Marina – A fantastic hotel a short walk from the marina. On a budget or want to stay right in the marina? Stay aboard one of OCSC’s yachts for an economical nightly charge.
Howard J. Donner, MD: Filmmaker/Physician/Guide, Member 1997 Nova Everest Expedition; NASA consultant; expedition physician, 1988 American Kangchenjunga Expedition; Co- author of, Field Guide to Wilderness Medicine.
Karen B. Van Hoesen, MD , FACEP is one of the leading authorities on Dive and Marine medicine in the United States.
She is co-director of the San Diego ‘Center for Excellence in Diving’ and member of the ‘Diving Control Board’ of Scripps Institute of Oceanography. She is an inaugural member of the ‘Women Divers Hall of Fame’ and former recipient of the ‘DAN/Rolex – Diver Of The Year’ award.
The daily itinerary below is of a typical day. Most meals are included, with select meals on your own to have ample time to explore the renowned San Francisco cuisine.
7:00 – 8:00 AM Breakfast
8:00 – 9:30 AM CME Lectures
9:30 – 10:00 AM Sailing lecture in classroom
10:30 AM – 12:30 PM On board training, sailing San Francisco Bay
12:30 – 01:30 PM Lunch
1:30 – 3:30 PM On board training, sailing San Francisco Bay
3:30 – 5:00 PM Break / Happy Hour
5:00 PM CME Lectures, Demos
7:30 PM Dinner