Join Date: Jan 2007
Location: Alta Loma, Ca.
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I have been through many of the OCC classes (US Sailing) at Newport Beach. I began my sailing there on the Lido 14's, moved to their 30' Shields and then on to their 42' Catalina. I also have taken both of my nav classes with them. It is a great facility and I learned and fell in love with sailing. I would urge you to start out in their Lido 14' dinghy classes and then to the 30' Shields full keel boats. It makes moving up to the bigger boats so much easier. If you want to crew a race boat you can go to some of the yacht clubs around the basin and ask to crew. I have my own boat now, but I have fond memories of OCC. Good Luck.
Long Beach, Ca.
s/v Namaste - 86 Catalina 30 , Tall Rig
The optimist expects the wind. The pessimist complains about the wind. The realist adjusts the sails.