Welcome aboard!


 Over 50 Years of our family giving you more of what you go to sailing school for!SM


Private sailing lessons: available all winter subject to weather, of course.  We can take you out on an Ensign or Tartan Ten depending on your needs and preferences.  Contact us to discuss weather & whether!

How are we doing in the ASA Survey?  Students anonymously scored our school program 3.8 out of 4 for 2023, and our instructors got 3.9!  Do THAT math!


We’re an ASA Sailing School and Club in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn, New York.  Learn, or progress, in a small group or  private setting.  And, escape Manhattan sailing school and Hudson River boating crowds!  Learn how to sail right the first time with more time on the tiller in our Start SailingSM course, rent sailboats in our seasonal Club, take cruising or navigation courses, or vacation and train on a sailing yacht with us in the British Virgin Islands, Croatia or Italy!


Already know our REP?  Just need Rates & Dates?  Get them HERE or call 917-331-8558


New to us?  Shopping for a sailing school or club in the New York NYC Tri-State area? Browse around… discover our history, unique location, and teaching pedagogy.  Check out our media and news features.  See some pics and clips of our students and club members in action.  Read their reviews! Learn why you can’t get a better sailing school and club experience – or value – anywhere else.

Don’t have a clue?  Want a free preview?  We’ll do that for you!  Contact us to discuss taking you out for a quick sail so you can see what sailing, and learning how, are all about.  No sales pitch; just sailing.

We’re the ’boutique’ sailing school.  The focus isn’t on churning out greenhorn graduates and spitting them into a safety-in-numbers sailing club.  Sure, we have a club – but our students can truly skipper in it.  Our ideal locations allow independent progression after you learn, and our sailing club allows sailors of all abilities to roam. That’s how we prepare you, and that’s what our family has done for two generations since 1968.  When we do, you can go on to do whatever you want.  Of course, we can help you along the way because, as we’ll point out throughout…

We give you MORE of what you go to sailing school for!

Thanks for visiting… now come visit us in real life!  After all, we’re “closer than you think.”  Steve

Captain Stephen Glenn Card, Director & ‘Dockmaster’


Come visit us!  See our locations page to see why you’ll want to visit us and contact us before you come!

Call us: 917-331-8558


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