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Private lessons are available with an instructor for all skill levels.

Private Lessons

Private lessons are available with a certified instructor for all skill levels.  A private lesson is a one-on-one experience that works well as a confidence builder, as an introduction to sailing, or to allow focus on improving specific skills, or to make up a missed class.  A private lesson with an OCC instructor will take your ability to the next level with individual learning and feedback.
Private lessons are typically taught in3-hour sessions (except for powerboat instruction), scheduled at a time that is convenient for you, and based on instructor availability.

Rates are based on a 1:1 ratio. A fee applies for additional students. 
Member’s receive a 10% discount on published rates.

Boat                                       3-hr Rate             Additional Student(s)                    Add’l hr                                                             
Lido 14 or Harbor 20               $210                       $25                                                $65
Shields                                    $235                       $25                                                $65
Catalina 42*                            $395                       No fee for up to 3-students            $130
Twin-screw Power                  $225/hr                   $25                                        
Whaler                                    $110/hr                                                                                               
 
*Catalina 42:  Minimum 2-students, completion of Basic Cruising 1 or equivalent experience. For students with less experience, or for less than 2-students a fee of $175 will be charged to add to an additional instructor.  
 
 
US Sailing / US Powerboating Certification Challenge
The US Sailing Keelboat Certification System and the US Powerboating Cruising Powerboat Certification Series include a series of skill levels based on the natural progression of experience from operating a boat during the day to cruising and then extended passage making. 

Sailors/Power-boaters with significant previous experience and competency, may challenge the desired level of certification by successfully demonstrating the skill set we expect for the desired level of certification.  A passing grade on the multiple-choice exam for the desired certification and any/all lower level certifications is required for final certification.  All challenges are pass/fail and the fee is nonrefundable.

Challenge*                                                                                     Fee**                  Duration
US Sailing Basic Keelboat                                                              $375                   3 hour practical
US Sailing Basic Cruising                                                               $575                   4 hour practical
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising***                                                     $840                   8 hour practical
US Powerboating Basic Powerboat Cruising                                  $1,050                8 hour practical
US Powerboating Inshore Powerboat Cruising***                           $1,050                8 hour practical

*Please allow additional time for taking the written test(s) prior to scheduling the practical
**Fee includes text book(s) and certification materials
*** After successfully completing the on-the-water skills evaluation and written exam, candidates can apply for the International Proficiency Certificate (IPC) directly on US Sailing’s website.