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

OCC Waterfront Campus and Marina Park

Private lessons are available with a certified instructor for all skill levels at the OCC Waterfront Campus and at Marina Park. 

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 in 3-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. 
  • The minimum student age is 18 and older for 1:1 private instruction.
  • Private lessons for students aged 17 and younger requires a minimum of two students. No fee for the second youth student. An additional fee applies if three or more students.
Member’s receive a 10% discount on published rates.

Boat                                       3-hr Rate             Additional Student(s)                    Add’l hr                                                             
Lido 14                                    $235                       $25                                                $75
14' Quest @ Marina Park       $260                        $25                                               $75
Harbor 20                                $260                       $25                                                $85
J/22 @ Marina Park                $260                       $25                                                $75
Shields                                    $275                       $25                                                $90
Catalina 42*                            $410                       No fee for up to 3-students            $140
Twin-screw Power                  $325/hr                   $50                                                 $125/hr
Whaler                                    $125/hr                   $25                                                 $50/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                                                              $340                   3 hour practical
US Sailing Basic Cruising                                                               $600                   4 hour practical
US Sailing Bareboat Cruising***                                                     $880                   8 hour practical
US Powerboating Basic Powerboat Cruising                                  $1,250                8 hour practical
US Powerboating Inshore Powerboat Cruising***                           $1,600                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.