Intro to Sailing

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.

Three hours scheduled at your convenience at one of our two Manhattan locations: the 79th Street Boat Basin on the Upper West Side, or Pier 25 in Tribeca. Usually taught in the evenings, take advantage of these lessons right after work! 

  • Nautical terminology
  • Sailing theory
  • Water safety
  • Knots
  • 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

Skipper & Crew boats up to 20′ in protected waters with light to moderate conditions, join our Wednesday Night Practice Sails.

Intro to Sailing

Private Instruction
$ 535
  • All taxes and docking fees
  • Equipment
  • Lunch
  • Gratuity