We’re a Sailing Club and ASA Sailing School. Escape Manhattan sailing school and Hudson River boating crowds! Learn how to sail right the first time with our Start Sailing SM course, do a sailboat rental, join our seasonal Club, take cruising or navigation courses, or vacation and train on a sailing yacht with us abroad.
WINTER SALE: 10% OFF that 100% perfect present for yourself, or someone you’ve yet to gift). All courses and sailing club memberships still on sale, but discount goes away on the first day of February – so don’t delay! Our comprehensive and super-fun Start Sailing SM course resumes in April if you want to learn or get a serious refresher. Have cabin fever now? You can Start NavigatingSM in Manhattan! See our “What we do” page for those and other choices, or just contact us for advice.
Virgin Islands (BVI) trip, January 26-31! Take a cruise with us – sail, play, explore, and earn ASA Cruising Certification.
Watch us on Fox 5 News! “Closer Than You Think: City Island,” including its America’s Cup history, and sailing at NY Sailing Center! See why it’s been called “much more like Cape Cod than New York City.”
Already know our REP? Just need Rates & Dates? Get them HERE or call 718-885-0335
New to us? Shopping for a sailing school or club in the New York NYC Tri-State area? We teach navigation in Manhattan, but sail out of City Island, the Caribbean and the Mediterranean. Browse around; discover our history and teaching pedagogy. See some pics and clips of our club members and students in action, both in-house and in the news. Read their reviews. Learn why you can’t get a better sailing club experience – or education – anywhere else.
What are sailing and sailing school like? Read our Rant about it.
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 location allows 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… Steve
Captain Stephen Glenn Card, Director & ‘Dockmaster’
Come visit us! See our locations page for directions and Google Maps links.
Call us: 718-885-0335
Start SailingSM, Start CruisingSM, Start BareboatingSM, and Start NavigatingSM are service marks of New York Sailing Center.