Ready to learn to sail this summer? Want an extraordinary camp experience in the heart of NYC? Join us for our special KidSail programming and sail on the Hudson all summer long!
North Cove Sailing hosts a variety of summer sailing programs for kids ages 7-17 — from STEM courses to junior racing series! Learn to sail for the first time, or build skills to become a future skipper.
Our KidSail programming covers the following:
-knots and nautical terminology
-rigging and sails
-apparent and true wind
-points of sail
-tacking and jibing
-wind pressure and lift
-man overboard drills
-reefing and heavy weather techniques
-right of way and seamanship
KidSail Our beginner Kid Sailing course is open to all kids 7-17 years of age. No sailing experience required, just a good attitude, listening and ability to work with a team. Sailing and classroom sessions are hosted Monday-Friday, 9:00AM – 12:00 PM and 1:00 PM – 4:00 PM with the option to attend either or both sessions. All-day sailors enjoy lunch and additional classroom session; can be booked by the week or month.
Junior Racers Our junior racing course and team is reserved for kids 13+ who have attended one of our other KidSail programs or have the equivalent sailing experience. Instruction and practice are hosted 10 AM-4 PM Monday – Friday, with team racing on Thursday nights. Can join by the month or season.
-Colgate 26 training vessel
-US Basic Keelboat textbook
-Hands-on learning with 5:1 student to instructor ratio
What to Bring
-lunch (if full day)
-hat & sunglasses
-sunscreen & lipbalm