QUALIFIED CREW MEMBER COURSE

Whether you sailed before or not, this course is for you! You will learn the basics of sailing while gaining confidence in order to become a knowledgeable and helpful crew member

WHY

Learning how to sail will open up a new world of excitement and relaxation for you! With just a few short online courses and some on-the-water training, you'll gain the skills necessary to confidently assist in sailing a sailboat in the New York Harbor.

WHAT

Learn your way around and get your bearings: from terminology to knots, from planning your sail to helping to move the boat and putting her back at her slip. Click here to see a full list of topics covered.

HOW

Sign up for the online course today - and start at your own pace. Once you complete the theoretical portion of this course - you will be able to attend the practical lessons, either one at a time or over one weekend. Click here for schedule options.

Topics Covered:
  • Weather and Sea Conditions

Units, terminology, winds and waves

  • Electrical Systems
Get familiar with electrical systems and their functionality 
  • Auxiliary Power - Diesel Engines
Mean of propulsion when not sailing and why diesel?
  • Rigging and Sails
Boat parts terminology, knots and safe handle of lines
  • Rules of the road and Safety
Collision avoidance and overall safety responsibility 
  • Slip Departures and Returns
Understanding procedures and roles
  • Sailing
Understanding wind, hoist and unfurl sails, tack, gybe
  • Communications & Navigation
Routine & emergency communication and where we are
  • Anchoring and Mooring
Terminology and how to 
  • Coping with Emergencies
What to do when things go wrong...
 
 
 
Practical Course Schedule:
Option 1 - Take it easy
Individual Classes
3-hour lessons. Need to take a total of 7 different competency-building lessons to complete this course. These lessons are offered over the first two weekends of the month May - August.  
Option 2 - Get it done in one weekend
Weekend Course
Take all competency-building lessons on both Saturday and Sunday from 9am-5pm. 
Various dates available - check our schedule here
Once you are done with your theory studies - it is time for you to get some on-water practice to build your confidence as a qualified crew. 
 
Topics Covered:
  • Weather and Sea Conditions

Units, terminology, winds and waves

  • Electrical Systems
Get familiar with electrical systems and their functionality 
  • Auxiliary Power - Diesel Engines
Mean of propulsion when not sailing and why diesel?
  • Rigging and Sails
Boat parts terminology, knots and safe handle of lines
  • Rules of the road and Safety
Collision avoidance and overall safety responsibility 
  • Slip Departures and Returns
Understanding procedures and roles
  • Sailing
Understanding wind, hoist and unfurl sails, tack, gybe
  • Communications & Navigation
Routine & emergency communication and where we are
  • Anchoring and Mooring
Terminology and how to 
  • Coping with Emergencies
What to do when things go wrong...
 
Pricing:
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ACCESS TO ONLINE COURSE AND EXAMS

ACCESS TO HANDS-ON LESSONS

$135/each

NAUTICED CERTIFICATION

Special offer for our Qualified Crew Graduates:  join the club and get the initiation fee waived! $250 value!

What's Next?
This Course Prepares You For:

AND! Members get up to 30% Off Continuing Sailing Courses!

 
Covid-19 Status Update - as of 6/24/2020

It is with a heavy heart that we are announcing that Sailors NYC will not be opening for the 2020 season. The recent COVID-19 crisis took a tremendous toll, both financially and physically on the community, and as a small business - it is beyond our ability to recover quickly enough to be able to run the 2020 season. Click HERE to read more. If you have any questions, please don't hesitate to contact us at any time 201-380-4414 or info@sailorsnyc.com. Stay safe and healthy!

HOURS OF OPERATION

MONDAY-SUNDAY

9.00AM-7.00PM

Email: info@sailorsnyc.com

Tel: 201-380-4414

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ADDRESS

Land: ANDCO 

201 Montgomery St. 2nd Fl, Jersey City, NJ 07302

Sea: Liberty Harbor Marina B Dock

11 Marin Blvd. Jersey City, NJ 07302

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