New York Sailing Center
| (917) 331-8558 |

We’re the ’boutique’ school, and since 1968, we’ve been giving you MORE of what you go to sailing school for!

We offer courses from Basic to Bareboat and beyond.  Coastal Navigation 105 is offered all winter, and our fun and comprehensive Start Sailing courses (ASA 101) as well as cruising courses resume in the spring.

Our unique location in Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn gives you everything you need to succeed.  Whether you’re learning how to sail or progressing afterward, you get reliable sea breezes, milder summer temps, gentle currents, and nearly none of the thunderstorm delays that affect the rest of the region.  Enjoy the best sailing conditions in the NYC and Tri State areas – all easily accessed by public transit or car!

Need to step it up a notch? Take our cruising courses locally this coming season (103-106), or Coastal Nav 105.  Want to vacation while doing it? Join one of our instructional sailing vacations in the Caribbean or Mediterranean.  There’s no ‘off’ season!

Plus, we KEEP you sailing and progressing: no need to own a boat!  We’re located at a welcoming, inclusive cooperative whose mission is simply to encourage sailing.  Join the sailing club program and just go sailing.  And, there’s also a large fleet of private boats you can expect invites aboard to do day and evening sails, or even race!  If you ever become a boat owner yourself, you’ll be welcome to join the fleet.

Browse our web site; check out our reviews and history.  See some pics and clips of our students in action, including broadcast and cable features of our program.  You’ll learn why you can’t get a better education – or value – anywhere else!

American Sailing Certifications Offered

ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
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 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising
Learn to safely act as skipper and crew of a sailing vessel about 30 to 50 feet in length in coastal and inland waters, in any conditions.
ASA 120, Radar Endorsement
ASA 120, Radar Endorsement
Learn to properly use small-craft radar (or radar simulator) for piloting, navigation, and collision avoidance. Knowledge of radar principles and practical matters of radar operation.

Other Services Available

  • Couples Courses
  • Youth Courses
  • Private Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Corporate Team Building Courses
  • ASA 'Challenges'
  • Summer Camps for Kids
  • Day Sail Charters (member-only)
  • Vacation Charters
  • Flotillas
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Sailboat Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses
  • Spinnaker Courses


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. New York Sailing Center is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Contact Information

New York Sailing Center

Address 3050 Emmons AvenueSheepshead BayBrooklynNY11235USA
Phone (917) 331-8558
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