At SOUL Sailing, we believe that anyone can learn to sail. By using small boats with a traditionally rigged set-up, students are exposed to basic concepts of sailing in a hands-on approach. Sailing is about feeling, understanding, and connecting with the environment around you. Our focus is on enjoying the water, but students are also exposed to the historically appropriate terminology. Students are encouraged to ask questions and learn by doing. We recognize that everyone learns at their own pace and we work to tailor the experience of sailing to the various levels of familiarity and comfort of our students.
Our lead instructor is Captain Dave Jenkins. Captain Dave has an infectious love of the water! He began his career as a sailor on small wooden boats in Sippican Harbor while attending Tabor Academy; the “School by the Sea.” While at Tabor, he was fortunate enough to be able to spend time aboard their premier teaching vessel the SSV Tabor Boy. Dave’s enthusiasm only grew from there. After owning several small sailboats of his own, he decided to share this love with others. Captain Dave has taught sailing in various NY waterways, including New York Harbor and Long Island Sound. He also volunteers with the historic NYC Fireboat the John J. Harvey.
SOUL Sailing offers several different sailing lesson options. Whether you have never sailed before, or are an experienced sailor who just needs a refresher, SOUL Sailing has something to fit your needs. If you’re not sure which sailing option suits you best, contact us!
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.
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.
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.
Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
Other Services Available
- Women Only Courses
- Couples Courses
- Private Courses
- Weekday Courses
- Weekend Courses
- Corporate Team Building 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. SOUL Sailing is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.
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