Frequently Asked Questions
• Who can register for Sailing & Seamanship Courses?
? Courses at The OCC School of Sailing & Seamanship are open to all persons over 14 years of age. Junior Summer Sailing Camps indicate age or grade levels. Everyone enrolled in on-the-water courses must have basic swimming skills. Parents of participating minors must sign a parental release form. Release forms are available on line and from the School Office.
• What if I have to miss a class?
? If you have to miss a class, you cannot make it up by attending another class just attend the next regular class session.
• How do I register for Sailing Classes?
? To register online, you must pay by credit card. Select the course(s) you wish to attend, click on “Add to Shopping Cart” and proceed through checkout.
? To pay by check, you can print out the registration form and mail the completed form with your check.
? To pay by cash, you must come in to the School Office during regular office hours.
Office & Library Hours
9:00 am – 5:00 pm Monday & Friday
9:00 am – 8:30 pm Tuesday – Thursday
9:00 am – 2:30 pm Saturday & Sunday
• Can I register on the day of the class?
? We encourage you to register early as many classes fill up prior to the class date. Classes with low enrollment may be canceled prior to the day of class. You may register at the class if there is space available.
• What happens if the weather is bad?
? Classes are held regardless of weather. In the event of rain or dangerous conditions classes will be moved indoors for lectures and demonstrations.
• What if I can’t attend a class for which I am registered?
? Canceling a class: When unable to attend a class for which you have registered, notify the School Office at (949) 645-9412 x1 at least 2 weeks prior to the scheduled class. You will receive a full refund less a $10 service fee. If you cancel less than 2 weeks before the first class meeting you will receive a credit voucher, good for 2 years, for the amount of the class, less a $10 service fee per class. (Some courses require earlier cancellation as noted with specific course information.)
? Requesting a transfer: To transfer registration to another class, requests must be received at least 3 full business days before the original class meets. A $10 service fee per class will apply.
• What If I’m not happy with the class I’m taking?
? We guarantee your satisfaction! If you aren’t completely satisfied, contact us in writing by mail or email within 10 days after the first class meeting and we will issue a full refund or apply your refund toward another class.
• What about parking?
? Parking at the sailing center is often tight and we recommend you take advantage of nearby alternative parking lots or street parking. Be careful not to park in red or permit zones. A public parking lot is located on Pacific Coast Highway behind the "Margaritaville" restaurant located on the north side of Pacific coast Highway between the Sailing Center and Tustin Ave. You will need quarters for the parking meters in this lot.