Sail Long Island (917) 912-6342

Welcome to Sail Long Island!

Our American Sailing Association sailing school is located on Long Island’s beautiful North Fork at the Brewer Yacht Yard in Greenport, New York. Whether you are a beginning sailor or have years of experience, we are here to help you acquire or improve the skills you need to handle a sailboat safely, knowledgeably, and confidently. Through our American Sailing Association affiliation, we can offer you certification if that is your goal. Our location is in the heart of some of the best sailing destinations on the East Coast of the United States. Think of the America’s Cup races in Newport or the excitement of Block Island Race week, both held nearby because of the great winds at the eastern end of Long Island. Sail with us in 2014 to historic whaling ports like Mystic and Fishers Island and Stonington and to sailing meccas like Block Island, Cuttyhunk and Newport. You can also cruise with us in late July to Newport, Nantucket and Martha’s Vineyard. Then we’ll go back that way in early August racing from port to port: Newport to Buzzard’s Bay, Nantucket, Edgartown, Woods Hole (Hadley Harbor) and back to Greenport via Newport.  Pick the days that work for you and join our crew. If you book early you can find reasonable one way fares to Nantucket or to Martha’s Vineyard.


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 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.
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
ASA 119, Marine Weather Endorsement
Learn to observe and forecast weather conditions using traditional maritime skills and modern technology. Knowledge of weather information for planning and adapting navigation during short duration and extended voyages.

Other Services Offered

  • Women Only Courses
  • Couples Courses
  • Weekday Courses
  • Weekend Courses
  • Day Sail Charters (public)
  • Sunset Cruises
  • Racing Courses
  • Sail Trim Courses

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • "Hi Joan - thank you for a GREAT sailing weekend! I had an awesome time and loved the full emersion into the sailing experience. I have been practicing my knots and reviewing a lot of the info we learned. When can I get out for ASA 103??"

    T. Taylor - ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing

  • Dora and I just came back last week from Croatia. We chartered a bare boat for two weeks and were sailing in Adriatic Sea of Central Dalmatia between Split and Dubrovnik. We had awesome time.

    Chris and Dora - Sail Long Island

  • You should go there when you have a chance. Any way thank you again for helping us getting our licenses and makes our dream comes true. It was my 50th birthday celebration. All the best.

    Chris and Dora - Sail Long Island

Contact Information

Sail Long Island

Address Brewer Yacht Yard 1410 Manhanset AvenueGreenportNY11944United States
Phone (917) 912-6342

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