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OCC OFFERS JANUARY CLASS FOR BEGINNING SAILORS TAUGHT ABOARD 30-FOOT SHIELDS SLOOP
Thursday, December 01, 2005

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship is offering a January sailing class for beginning students who prefer personalized instruction on a more stable platform.

An alternative to OCC's "Beginning Sailing" class taught aboard 14-foot Lido dinghies, the course is taught on the college's 30-foot Shields sloops. A maximum of three students are enrolled in the class with an on-board instructor.

The course meets Saturdays, Jan. 14, 21 and 28, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at OCC's Sailing Center in Newport Beach.

Registration fee is $335. Visa and MasterCard holders may register by phone, or online. The center is located at 1801 W. Pacific Coast Highway, between the Balboa Bay Club and Orange County Sea Scout Base.

Students in the "Learn to Sail on a Shields" class will learn the basics of sailing, including terminology, sailing theory, how to rig the Shields sloop, seamanship skills, knots, docking, points of sail, and safety topics. For information about OCC's sailing classes, phone (949) 645-9412.