New York Sailing Center
City Island, New York City Area (917) 331-8558

The ’boutique’ school, where we give you MORE of what you go to sailing school for!”SM

We offer a wide range of courses from Basic to Bareboat and beyond.  Need to start from scratch, or get a serious refresher?  Our fun and comprehensive Start Sailing course (ASA 101) is offered frequently at our City Island and Sheepshead Bay, Brooklyn bases from May through October.  Need to step it up a notch? Take one of our cruising or navigation courses locally this season (103-106).  Want to vacation while doing it? Join one of our instructional sailing vacations in the Mediterranean or Caribbean in the fall or winter.

We have the finest sailing and training waters in the region.  There’s a reason they’re home to three sailing schools, two college sailing teams, two one-design racing fleets, and numerous sailing yacht clubs! Our City Island and Brooklyn locations are less than the length of Manhattan away from it, and easy to get to by public or car from anywhere in NYC and much of the New York Tri-State Area.  And once you’re here, it’s all fun and productive sailing with no time wasted getting to good waters.  Why take a shorter commute to a sailing school where you spend the rest of the day struggling to learn how to sail?!

We KEEP you sailing, too, with our fleet ranging from Beneteau First 21.0’s (only sailboat design ever endorsed by a national sailing school organization such as ASA) to our Pearson 10M.  We rent our boats to our graduates – a testament to our confidence in how we train you – and we also offer a seasonal Sailing Club to maximize your sailing time and value.

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! 

ASA Sailing Certification Courses 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 Offered

  • 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

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 231 Kirby StreetCity IslandNY10464USA
Phone (917) 331-8558
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