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OCC OFFERS WINTER CLASS FOR BEGINNING SAILORS TAUGHT ABOARD 30-FOOT SHIELDS SLOOP
Monday, December 15, 2003

Orange Coast College's School of Sailing and Seamanship is offering a new sailing class this winter 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 new course is taught on the college's 30-foot Shields sloops. Titled "Learn to Sail on a Shields," a maximum of three students are enrolled in the class with an on-board instructor.

The course meets Saturdays, Jan. 31, Feb. 7 and 21, from 9:30 a.m. to 1:30 p.m. at OCC's Sailing Center in Newport Beach. Registration fee is $325. Visa and MasterCard holders may register by phone.

OCC's Sailing 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.