Get Out on the Water in San Francisco Bay

OCSC reaches out to the community with weekly evening sails.

OCSC Sailing

OCSC Sailing founder Anthony Sandberg and his staff offer a diverse range of boats, from J/24s to Catalinas, for instruction and fun sailing on San Francisco Bay.Elaine Lembo

It’s a typical Wednesday in spring and Anthony Sandberg is doing what he loves best: welcoming everyone he can to sailing.

“Want to come?” he asks.

Sure do! Who wouldn’t want to hop aboard for an evening run while making new friends and feasting on chili and beer?

It's among the sure-fire ways the president and founder of OCSC Sailing on San Francisco Bay at Berkeley, California, has grown the 32-year-old school and membership club to a 50-boat strong fleet. The operation has graduated nearly 30,000 students over the years and enjoys an annual 10 percent growth rate, according to Sandberg. "I go for big chunks of people," says the former Peace Corps volunteer and inveterate traveler.

Curious? Contact the school for more details about the weekly evening sails as well as a range of other US-Sailing affiliated instructional programs, including the “Fly a Chute under the Golden Gate Bridge” lessons.