City Island Yacht Club
City Island, New York City Area
| 718-885-2487 Ext. 4 | www.cityislandyc.org

City Island Yacht Club (CIYC) is a unique and vibrant sailing community located in the heart of City Island, New York. CIYC is proud to offer a variety of programs and services that cater to sailors of all levels, making it a top destination for sailing enthusiasts in the region.

One of CIYC’s unique offerings is its unparalleled waterfront location, with easy access to some of the best sailing grounds in the area. The club’s location on Long Island Sound offers a prime location for competitive racing, leisurely cruising, and a variety of other water sports. 

CIYC is also renowned for its comprehensive sailing education programs. The Club is an American Sailing Association (ASA) certified training facility, offering a range of courses and certifications for sailors of all levels. From basic sailing and navigation courses to advanced racing and cruising certifications, CIYC’s ASA-certified instructors provide the highest quality training available.

Beyond its excellent sailing facilities and education programs, CIYC also offers a robust social calendar and a tight-knit community of sailors who share a passion for the sport. Members can participate in regular social events, regattas, and community service initiatives, all while enjoying the unparalleled beauty of City Island, the gateway to Long Island Sound.

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American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1
Learn to skipper a 20' - 27' sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards.
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25'-35' keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30'-45' sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
ASA 118, Docking Endorsement
Learn basic docking skills for boats with single inboard or outboard engines. Discover the basic theory and hands-on techniques needed to dock and undock boats in an efficient manner and without damage or injury.

Other Services Available

  • Weekend Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Summer Camps for Kids

Contact Information

City Island Yacht Club

Address City Island Yacht Club Sailing School 64 Pilot StreetCity IslandNew York10464United States
Phone 718-885-2487 Ext. 4
Website www.cityislandyc.org
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