Perhaps you are dreaming to become a sailor. Or maybe you just want to feel more comfortable while sailing with others. In any event - a knowledgeable sailor is a much happier sailor! Take a Start Sailing Course with us and see how in a short time you will gain the skills necessary to confidently assist in sailing a sailboat in the New York Harbor - and beyond!
You can start your learning right now - at the convenience of your house and at your own pace! Our Start Sailing Course is powered by the global 21st Century NauticEd learning system - through which you learn the theoretic know-how of sailing. Once you complete your online theory studies - it's time for you to move to our on-water classroom for your hands-on lessons and skill check-out. Upon passing both theory and hands-on clinics you will be awarded with the Qualified Crew Member Rank by NauticEd.
Weather and Sea Conditions
Units, terminology, winds and waves
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
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...
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. There are 9 different lesson (7 on-water and 2 in classroom) lessons are 3-hour long and cover different topics of the curriculum. The lessons are scheduled on Thursday evenings (first Thursday of the month is a classroom lesson 6:30-8:30pm and the rest of the month - on water 6pm - sunset) and on Sundays 3-6pm (on water).