Spotlight on Sailing in New York

Tsailing liberty statuehe Bronx is up, and the Battery’s down. But in the great state of New York, there’s sailing in every direction. While perhaps not as strongly associated with sailing culture as some of the nearby Eastern seaboard states, New York is actually a huge sailing destination, offering a ton of variety. Just pick the kind of sailing you’re into (Open ocean? Wide bay? Serene rivers and lakes?) and then find an ASA sailing school nearby!

Where can you sail in New York?

When you’re lost in the forest of skyscrapers on Manhattan, it’s easy to forget that it’s an island. In fact, the whole city of New York is girded by navigable waterways with excellent sailing opportunities. There’s Hudson Bay and the Hudson River on one side, Long Island Sound on the other–and all kinds of nooks and crannies to explore in-between. Water, water everywhere. Upstate, you can find great sailing in Buffalo on Lake Ontario, and on a number of smaller lakes. And when you’re not on the boat, you’re in New York, with plenty to explore, including one of the world’s greatest cities, and natural wonders like Niagara Falls and the Catskill Mountains.

Sailing Schools in New York

Manhattan Sailing School (Manhattan)
Sailtime New York (Manhattan)
Atlantic Yachting (Manhattan)
New York Sailing School (New Rochelle)
Port Sailing School (Long Island)
Sag Harbor Sailing School (Long Island)
Sail Long Island (Greenport)
New York Sailing Center & Yacht Club (City Island)
Ready About Sailing, Inc. (Celoron)
Sail Buffalo Sailing School (Buffalo)
Great Hudson Sailing Center (West Haverstraw)
Croton Sailing School (Croton-on-Hudson)
Yachting Operation Services (Henderson Harbor)
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