Your sailing starts here!

Get out on the water New York City! There’s no better outdoor adventure in Manhattan than getting on a sailboat! This course is for people who’ve never stepped on a sailboat before or for people who have sailed but would like to receive a certification. At the successful completion of the course, you will receive a US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certificate.

Sailing 101 Course is the pathway to Club Membership (unlimited sails all summer)

About the Course

The course consists of 4 parts, each part is a 4-hour hands-on session on the water. There is also a sailing 101 lecture once a month and a written exam.

Advantages of taking the course at North Cove

– Instructor to Student Ratio

Maximum of 4 students to instructor. This way we ensure that everyone’s learning experience is high quality.

– Flexible registration:
We know many New Yorkers are busy and can’t afford to give an entire weekend to sailing. We break down the course into four separate sessions that you can book at your own convenience, take the course in one weekend or spread it over a few. This also allows more time for students to process the lesson rather than cramming tons of information into one weekend. We provide scheduled Sailing 101 Lectures as well.

Course Calendar

(once you have paid and received the booking codes you can book your sessions at no charge)

Our Boats:

The Colgate 26 is purpose designed to for teaching. The boat is famous for its simple, comfortable and open layout. While the Colgate excels as a beginner platform it does not make any sacrifices in the performance department. The Colgate 26 is the choice sailboat for the United States Coast Guard Acadamy and the United States Naval Acadamy.

Our Instructors:
All of our instructors are USCG Licensed Captains and US Sailing Certified

SAILING 101: Basic Keelboat

– rigging and sails
– apparent and true wind
– points of sail
– sail trim
– tacking and jibing
– wind pressure and lift
– boat handling
– docking
– man overboard drills
– reefing and heavy weather techniques
– right of way and seamanship

Registration after July 14, 2018, will have to pay an additional $60 to process there certification.

Leave the streets of Manhattan behind and go sailing!