Our Basic Keelboat sailing course prepares you for a lifetime of sailing. With an emphasis on learning through experience, we teach you practical skills that enable control and confidence on the water. You will be at the helm on the morning of your first class, and in command of the boat through all of the fundamental maneuvers by the next afternoon. Upon completing the course you have the option to test for your ASA Basic Keelboat Certification.
Our two day weekend sailing lessons take place every Saturday and Sunday from 10am to 5pm at our two Manhattan locations: the 79th Street Boat Basin on the west side of Manhattan, and Pier 25 in Tribeca. There is a leisurely break in the middle of the day for lunch.
How to properly rig a sailboat
Docking and undocking under power
Safe marina procedures
The four basic maneuvers of a sailboat
Points of sail
Man overboard recovery procedure
Reefing and heave-to
Right of way rules
Boat and boater regulations
Tides and currents
Aids to navigation
Nautical Chart reading
Skipper & Crew: boats up to 20′ in protected waters with light to moderate conditions, join our Wednesday Night Practice Sails, and, if you opt for ASA certification, qualify for our Coastal Cruising Course, ASA 103.