Caribbean Sailing Trip 

Sailing Vacation Caribbean

There are two ways to spend February 2nd - 9th. Option 1: Sailing in the Caribbean. Option 2: Not 

Join us for a week of incredible sailing, Caribbean sun, beach bars, ASA 104 (if interested), snorkeling, exploring, and more sailing!!! This is a fun, shared task, laid back adventure aboard a sailing yacht in the British Virgin Islands. Enjoy having a familiar Atlantic Yachting face as your leader on a week of pure fun and relaxation. 



Trip Advisor Reviews!!!

Lionel M. said: "The best sailing school in New York"

I had a dream of learning how to sail for some time, but I needed to get my wife on board (no pun intended) . She was opposed initially but I was successful in getting her to at least take a sailing course with me. We booked the weekend Basic keel boat course with Atlantic Yachting and it was an amazing experience. Jonathan and Conor were great instructors and more importantly, great people.

My wife had no clue about sailing before taking the course and my skills and knowledge weren't much better. However, by the end of the course Martha was handling jibsheets and trimming mainsails like a champ. Conor (our skipper when we went out on the boat) was very patient, funny and very informative. We never felt uncomfortable or unsafe in the water. It was actually just the opposite. We learned alot from Conor and his demeanor had us feeling like we knew him forever. We passed our keelboat certification exam with flying colors and are on our way to enjoying a new pastime. My wife is actually excited now to take practice sails and go back on the water again (Mind you, she doesn't really know how to swim, so this is amazing).

If you want to learn to sail a boat, or just want to charter one for a good time on the water, definitely go with Atlantic. We will be definitely coming back over and over (to learn more, and also to simply just sale).

See the many 5 Star reviews on Trip Advisor:


ASA 103 Coastal Cruising Course Dates Set

NYC ASA 103 Coastal Cruising Sailing Course

ASA 103 in NYC set for May 19th & 20th.

Step up your certs, step up your knowledge, and get your ASA 103 in May. The ASA 103 Course is taught on Gemini, our 43ft Beneteau, over the course of a weekend. Its a lot of work, a lot of fun, and a great way to get one step closer to sailing over the horizon into clear blue waters.



March Savings

Save Big in March on Summer Sailing Options

We can't wait for Spring. Especially with all the Nor'easters rolling through NYC. The good news is we are less than 45 days away from opening day! Book your Summer Youth Sailing Programs, Private Yacht Charters, and Adult ASA Sailing Lessons during the month of march to enjoy big savings! 

Save up to $70 on NYC Yacht Charters

Save up to $65 on all NYC Sailing Lessons

Save up to $175 on Youth Summer Sailing Programs


Social Gathering of Sailors 

NYC Sailing Social Event

Thursday, Feb. 15th
Connolly's    |   121 West 45th Street    |    Second Floor Bar
Social Gathering #1....An absolutely unofficial and informal get together. But hey, we're all dying to go sailing, so let's at least get together with other sailors and have some fun! Swing by if you can, and if not, we'll see you at the next one. 


2018 NYC Sailing Dates Now LIVE!

NYC 2018 Yacht Charters and Sailing School

Book your Summer Sailing in January and SAVE!

Happy New Year to Everyone! Wow what a winter it's been. But we can all warm up a little and shake off the ice with something warm to look forward to. Summer Sailing!

Yacht Charters
4 Hour Charters $150 Off with code 'earlybird4'
3 Hour Charters $125 Off with code 'earlybird3'
2 Hour Charters $100 Off with code 'earlybird3

Youth Sailing
Returning Sailors get $300 OFF with code 'early'
We're also giving all returning sailors an exclusive registration period to ensure your sailors get the weeks that fit their busy schedules.
See the dates and get registered

Sailing Lessons
All Sailing Lessons $100 Off
Use Code 'earlylesson' and save on Group and Private Sailing Lessons
Book Now

Practice Sails
Returning Sailors get 5 for $550 and 10 for $1000

*Charter Discounts valid on charters booked for May and June 2018. No discounts can be combined, including sibling or other returning customer codes. Sales end Jan 31, 2018. Limited number of each item available.


Top 5 Ways To Sail This Fall in NYC

Best Ways to Sail This Fall NYC

Enjoy the Final Weeks of Sailing in NYC. Here are the Top 5 ways to get out on the water in September.

1)  ASA 103. Labor Day Weekend. Take it to the NEXT LEVEL. $690

2)  FALL YOUTH SAILING. After School in September  

3)  PRACTICE SAILS. Keep sailing the J24s on Sundays in Sept.  

4)  PRIVATE CHARTERS. Cooling Temps & Clear Skies. Sept Savings! BOOK NOW

5)  CAMP FAMILY CHARTERS. Camp Families save BIG.
Code 'Camp'  BOOK NOW


Fall After School Youth Sailing

Fall After School Sailing Camp NYC

Fall 2017 Registration NOW OPEN

What better way to ease back into school this Fall than spending the afternoon sailing. We'll be on the water for NYC Youth every Monday, Wednesday, and Friday this September. Your young sailors can enjoy the same great summer fun from 4pm-6:30pm from the W79th Street Boat Basin



The Ultimate NYC July 4th Private Yacht Experience

Macy's Fireworks Yacht Charter

Fireworks... Private Yacht... Epic

Sailing Yacht 'EROS' will be in NYC for a few short days this summer and providing exclusive charters with Atlantic Yachting. Book her now for the July 4th Fireworks in NYC for a group of up to 12 Passengers.



New Sailing School Video & Youth Sailing Video

Learning to Sail in NYC

We're so excited for 2017 and seeing more kids and adults out on the water with Atlantic Yachting.

Check out the new Youth Sailing Website.


Get ready, NYC: Our 11th Manhattan Sailing Season Starts tomorrow!

Usually, as the weather goes, so go our moods here at AY. But today, despite the rain and the emergency flood warnings blaring from our phones (did you get that too??) we're grinning from ear to ear. Why? Because tomorrow marks the first day of Manhattan's oldest sailing school's 11th season! We've spend the past month prepping, painting and polishing our fleet so that everything is shipshape, Bristol fashion, and waiting for you to share an incredible experience on the water with us. 

Already booked this weekend? No worries. That's the best part about opening weekend—there's always next weekend! And the next...and the next...

Don't wait too long though. Use code MAY at checkout to save big on lessons and charters. 

We'll see you on the water! 


America's Cup Excitement Builds

Let's get ready for the AC55 Boats

Yes yes, this is an ad for Souther Spars (a mast and boom building company) however it is a great peek into the facilities and engineering going into the AC55 boats. Pretty exciting stuff. And a real reminder that sailing is becoming something much more like flying.

Stay tuned for scheduling of America's Cup Parties in NYC with Atlantic Yachting. The best place to watch the America's Cup.


Top Five Favorite Weather Apps 

At AY, we're constantly checking the weather, whether we're prepping our weekend sailing class lesson plan or just deciding whether to eat out on the patio at our favorite Mexican place. With improved prediction algorithms and radar resolution, weather prediction has never been more accurate. Still, it's impossible to say exactly when you'll get wet until you actually feel those first drops, so we check several apps to make the best guess we can. So the next time you see dark clouds over the western horizon, you can be sure all of us in the office and on the water are constantly switching between these apps.


RadarCast ($2.99 iOS/Android)


This app does one thing very well. It combines up-to-the-minute ground radar and satellite data to give you a continous loop of past present and projected future preciptiation. It also shows the precise locations of lighting strikes, so you know when it's time to head for shore. 


Dark Sky ($3.99 iOS/Free for Android)

Only care if it's going to rain exactly where you're standing? Dark Sky is exceptional at predicting that. The app's main page shows you the temperature and a timeline of when it's supposed to rain at your precise location. It's also really pretty, so you don't have to choose between avoiding ugly design or staying dry. 


SailFlow (Free for iOS & Android) 

As any pedestrian who's had to trash a blown-out umbrella after turning a corner knows, one wind forecast does not fit all. SailFlow allows you to see realtime wind speed and direction from over 50,000 weather stations worldwide, so you can see what the wind's doing at each point along your course. We at AY usually use the weather station at Robbins Reef, since anything north of that is in the lee of the Jersey shoreline. 


Weather Underground (Free for iOS and Android) 

 This is our "everything" weather app. Its nicely laid out main page has hourly/daily/weekly temperature and preciptitation forecasts, humidity, atmospheric pressure, UV index, sunrise and sunset times, and moon phases, all just a finger flick away. It's your one stop shop for weather preparedness, or just to sound like a know-it-all in front of your crew. 


Navionics USA ($9.99 iOS/Android)

While technically not a weather app, a navigation app should absolutely be part of your sailing tech toolbox, even if it's only a backup for the backup. And since you'll have it anyway, you can use its comprehensive tide and current information to plan your trip. Tides and currents change at different times at The Battery than at the GW Bridge, and Navionics allows you to see high and low tide, and flood and ebb currents at thousands of locations up to a week in the future. That way you know if you'll be home in time for dinner after your sunset sail to the Statue of Liberty, or whether you should bring snacks. (Pro tip: Always bring snacks.) 


A la carte Sailing Club in NYC?

New NYC Sailing Club

No annual memberships. Pay when you want to sail.

Our Practice Sails have become a great substitute to the annual membership style clubs found elsewhere in NYC. We will hold Practice Sails on Wednesdays and Sundays for the 2017 sailing season. Get on the water with a group of no more than 4 other sailors for 2.5 hours. Best part... one of Atlantic Yachting's incredible instructors will be on the boat with you the whole time. No more tiller hogs, no more docking stress, no more uneasiness. You know our crew, they're about as laid back as it comes. So they're happy to answer questions and expand your skills, or sit back and let you run the show.

$125 per sail or $500 for a block of 5.

Check Out The Details


While We Patiently Wait For NYC's Summer...

Let's get distracted with The St Bart's Bucket

The St Bart's Bucket is an incredible event to witness. Making 200-300ft yachts look pretty is easy. Well maybe. But the engineering behind a 280ft mast that can support itself, a mainsail, and a spinnaker the size of a Holiday Inn is what makes the Atlantic Yachting instructors drool. We can't seem to get Jenga past about 15 layers. #CabinFever

Don't forget to take advantage of great NYC Sailing Lesson Pre-Season DEALS. See you soon.


Youth Sailing Registration Now Open. 

Summer Youth Adventure Camp NYC

It's That time again! Get registered for NYC Summer Kids Sailing for 2017!!!

New for 2017: We are offering by-the-day booking options for those hard weeks when the kids are just getting out of school, July 4th, and the last week before school starts again.

Returning Sailors Save $300 with code 'JanuaryReturn'

New Sailors Save $200 with code 'January'



Holiday Gift Certificates

We all would. So give them something to dream about.

All of our Gift Certificates are sent as a PDF same day. So give right up until the last minute.

See you on the water this Spring!



Fall Youth Sailing - After School

Fall After School Sailing NYC

Ease Back Into School This Fall

Join Atlantic Yachting after school on Mondays and Wednesdays this September for more of the same great Summer fun! Going back to school isn't easy, but knowing Mondays mean sailing makes things a whole lot better! Come for one or two, or sign up for all seven at a discounted rate.

See you on the water!



Time Out New York Article

Time Out New York Sailing Lessons

Be An Olympian In NYC

Atlantic Yachting is proud to be the only sailing outfit in NYC recommended by Time Out New York in their recent print issue on how to be an olympian right here in the city. Realistically... between zika, floating couches in the sailing venue, swimmers being robbed at gunpoint, and all the doping scandals... you made the right choice by not competing this year. Good call. Keep it real in NYC and join us on the water for a Practice Sail (for the experienced) or Sailing Lesson (Group or Private). Check out what Time Out New York said about Atlantic Yachting or grab the issue in print.


Best Winter Sailing Destinations!

Best Winter Sailing Destinations

Sail Somewhere Warm This Winter. Our Top Picks

The British Virgin Islands (BVI) are one of the finest sailing destinations in the world. Nowhere else can you enjoy warm winter temperatures, guaranteed wind (yes... guaranteed), deepwater easy navigation, and beach bars every...all in one place!

The Abacos, Bahamas set the bar for water clarity around the world. Gorgeous shallow flats blanketed in "Gin Clear Water" and bordered by powder white sand beaches are the norm in the Out Islands of the Bahamas. This is paradise for the sailor who wants an off-the-beaten-track vacation but the ability to find the occasional restaurant and bar as well.

This winter we'll be hosting advanced ASA Sailing Courses and Family Sailing Vacations in the BVI and Abaco. Earn your ASA 104 and next time you head to the islands, you can be the captain.

Learn More About Winter Sailing Options