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Sailing School NYC | Learn to Sail | Basic Keelboat (ASA 101)

Introduction to Sailing | Private Instruction

Our Introduction to Sailing allows you to discover the wonderful world of sailing through one-on-one instruction. This three-hour private lesson is taught through a hands-on approach and designed to give you a comprehensive overview of one of the world's oldest and most rewarding sports. You will be at the helm of the boat from the get go and will leave the lesson with practical, basic skills that enable you to operate with control and confidence on the water.


When and Where
Three hours scheduled at your convenience at the 79th Street Boat Basin on the Upper West Side of Manhattan. Usually taught in the evenings, take advantage of these lessons right after work!
What You'll Learn
Nautical terminology
Sailing theory
Water safety
How to properly rig a sailboat
Docking and undocking under power
Safe marina procedures
The four basic maneuvers of a sailboat
Points of sail
Sail trim
Right of way rules
Boat and boater regulations
Successful Completion Prepares You To
Skipper & Crew boats up to 20' in protected waters with light to moderate conditions, join our Wednesday Night Practice Sails.


Course Fee Includes:
All taxes and docking fees
All Equipment
Fee does not include: