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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.  Classes specifically for Youth are available and each class indicate age or grade level eligibility.  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, call The School to find out if a similar class is available prior to your next session, if not just attend the next regular class session; however, for most certification courses attendance is mandatory, so be sure to check with The School Office, or your instructor before missing a class.


   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 cash or check, you must come in to The School Office during regular office hours.

            Office & Library Hours

            9:00 am – 5:00 pm    Monday to Friday

            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 on the day of 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, you must notify the School Office at (949) 645-9412 directly.  Refer to our catalogue, or your registration receipt for specific cancellation deadlins and fees. A processing fee applies to all cancellations and transfers at anytime. 

    ?   Requesting a transfer:  We would be happy to help transfer your registration to another class.  Be sure to let us know as early as possible.  A transfer fee will apply depending on the timing of your transfer.


   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 5 days of the first class meeting and we will issue a full refund or apply your course fee towards 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 off Tustin and Avon on the north side of Pacific Coast Highway between the Sailing Center and Tustin Ave. Parking meters accept credit cards.