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New York City Sailing

So I'm looking for a good place to learn to sail in New York City. Does anyone have any history with the schools in the greater area? I'm pretty open to traveling an hour or two to get the best lessons and experience.

Any advice would be appreciated.

Outside of learning, I'd love to find a club to join that is within the five boroughs. I've been saying I want to make sailing a bigger part of my life for a long time, and it's time to pull the trigger.

Looking forward to some great responses.
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Hey Christiop - welcome to SN dude. A very cool SN salt named Bubb can probably hook you up. I think he might even give lessons. Don't know for sure.

I've sailed with him. He's a great guy.

Also CalebD and Bene505 know the area - as well as tons of other Easties around here.


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Christop(her),
You did not specify that you wanted the name of the cheapest sailing school in NYC but here it is: SailNY - New York City's Community Sailing Association
That said, there are several places you can locate by using a google search of: NYC sailing schools.
I took my basic keelboat course with: New York Sailing Center & Yacht Club: sailing school, club and marina.
on City Island and enjoyed their Benetteau 21' sailboats while sailing around the not too crazy waters of the western LI Sound. Most of the commercial schools are probably done with their last sessions and the first link I posted does some 'frost biting' sailing (cold weather) so they may be your best bet to getting started sooner.
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The Colgate school always has some locations in NYC, and there's the Manhattan Yacht Club (now Manhattan Sailing School or something like that) out of North Cover and IIRC two other locations. Each offering rather different boats, locations, and programs, but either one will do a good job with you. MYC offers more in terms of a sailing club & ongoing social situation after the learning part. Colgate of course has their international affiliation with The Moorings and other opportunities. But at this time of year? Both will be winding down for the season, call fast to see what's still possible.
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New York Sailing School in New Rochelle

Check out their Web site, New York Sailing School. It makes some interesting points about choosing a school.

Like how having Real rocks just outside the harbor is a good motivator in learning to read a chart.

If you're coming in from midtown, the New Haven branch of MetroNorth will get you to New Rochelle in a half hour, thence a short taxi ride or a longish walk to the Echo Bay Municipal Harbor. By car it's a short hop up the New England Thruway.

Teaching fleet uses Sonars, a class racer that's fast and responsive. The Master's course combines ASA 101 and 105 (coastal nav) and it's a good preparatory for most everything. After a while away from sailing, I took a "refresher" program a decade ago that they tailored for me.

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Call right away; season may be closing now!
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Great advice, thanks everyone!
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I'm partial to Offshore Sailing School (the "Colgate school" mentioned above) which is now at Liberty Landing in Jersey City. They may be the priciest, but I think they're also the most professional and comprehensive. When you're ready to look for a club, get over to City Island in the Bronx. There are 4 yacht clubs out there with an active Wednesday night racing schedule that can teach you more in a season than you can get in 5 years of just sailing around on your own.
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I should add that you don't have to be a member or have a boat to be able to race. Just go to the docks and ask around - someone will need crew.
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There are two yacht clubs in Great Kills on Staten Island

If you have Polish blood in veins there is very active Polish yacht club, located in Getaway Marina in Brooklyn, I'm not sure about their racing, but parties rock for sure. There is one or two clubs in Sheepshead bay.
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Do You have email adress to this Polish club?? I can't find it anywhere
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