Friday
May172019

Sailing in NYC... The season has arrived

NYC Sailing 2019

We're full sail for the 2019 Summer Sailing Season in Manhattan.

We're excited for another great season of Sailing on the Hudson River in NYC. Can it get any better than sailing without having to leave the city? We have such a great staff line up (profiles coming soon) for this summer and can't wait to see everyone out there... full sail.

Join us for Private Yacht Charters, Sailing Lessons with Manhattan's Oldest Sailing School, or Youth Sailing Programs for kids ages 9-15

Thursday
Apr112019

Top 5 Instagram Spots in NYC

The best NYC Instagram locations... from the water of course.


Top 42nd Street Instagram Locations

The 42nd Street Canyon. The skyline is changing so fast, but luckily this shot across one of the city's greatest streets is still unobstructed.

Top 5 Statue of Liberty Instagram spots

Get Behind The Statue of Liberty. There is a reason you don't see lady liberty's bum that often. Its hard to get the shot. With Lower Manhattan and the Brooklyn Bridge framing the shot, it can make the perfect instagram opportunity.

Top 5 Brooklyn Bridge Instagram Spots

The Brooklyn Bridge... from below! The view from center span, river level, is incredible. You just have to remember put the phone down and take a second to absorb the grandeur of the full setting.

Best NYC sunset instagram spot

Walk There. The west side bike path has some of the best sunset opportunities in the city. Like this one... taken a few steps south of Pier i Cafe, near W 72nd street.

best NYC skyline instagram location

The Skyline (from above the Holland Tunnel). While hundreds of cars zoom 80ft below, the angle on the skyline from the Hudson river, right around the tunnel, makes for an incredible shot. When sunset reflects on the windows it gets really, really good.

Get out there and get the shot aboard one of our boats. RESERVE NOW

Monday
Apr012019

NYC Yacht Charter Savings!

NYC 2019 Sailboat Rentals

Save BIG by booking in April!

May and June Private Yacht Charters are on sale in April. Save $125 on 4Hrs, $100 on 3hrs, and $75 on 2hrs with codes: earlybird4, earlybird3, and earlybird2 respectively at checkout.

See you out there, sailing on the beautiful Hudson River, soon!

Sunday
Feb242019

2019 BVI Sailing: A Total BLAST!

Learn to Sail NYC 2019

Caribbean Sailing Recap

The ASA 104 student group that went to BVI in early Feb. had an absolute blast. Thanks to all those who joined us and thanks to Jonathan and Dave for an incredible week of instruction and fun!

Get your ASA 103 this summer and join us in February 2020.

BVI ASA Sailing Lessons from NYC
Monday
Jan142019

Sailing Lessons DEALS

Sailing Lesson Deals NYC

Save $50 NOW

Valid on all Private and Groups Sailing Lessons for a limited time only.

REGISTER NOW

Sunday
Jan132019

2019 Youth Sailing Registration NOW OPEN 

Atlantic Yachting NYC Youth Sailing 2019

Save up to $300 in January!

2019 Summer Youth Sailing Programs registration is NOW OPEN! Returning sailors save $300 with code 'JanReturn' and new sailors save $200 with code 'January' at checkout.

REGISTER NOW

Thursday
Jan032019

All Things 2019 Sailing in NYC Coming Jan. 15th

The 2019 sailing season countdown is on!!! 

Registration and bookings for Private Yacht Charters, Group Sailing Lessons, Private Sailing Lessons, Practice Sails, and Youth Sailing Camp will go live January 15th for the Summer 2019 season. Can't wait to see you out there again!

Stay tuned for great January early booking discounts too.

Thursday
Sep202018

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. 

LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

Monday
Jul022018

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:

Tuesday
Apr172018

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.

LEARN MORE & BOOK NOW

Monday
Mar192018

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

Thursday
Feb082018

Social Gathering of Sailors 

NYC Sailing Social Event

Thursday, Feb. 15th
7pm...ish
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. 

Friday
Jan122018

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
BOOK NOW

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
BOOK NOW

*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.

Wednesday
Aug232017

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
 BOOK NOW 

2)  FALL YOUTH SAILING. After School in September  
BOOK NOW

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

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

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

Tuesday
Aug082017

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

REGISTER NOW

Friday
Jun092017

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.

BOOK NOW

Monday
Jun052017

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.

Friday
May052017

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! 

Friday
May052017

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.

Monday
Apr172017

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.)