York Sailing Center, our program is backed up with the experience
and perspective of almost 40 years
in the sailing school industry. But we're constantly doing what made
us an award-winning industry leader in the first place: re-thinking and
re-inventing the wheel (sorry - that's "tiller!").
It's reflected in the content and format
of the courses, particularly in our emphasis on boat handling and safety
skills. You'll see it in our variety of teaching aids, including
our signature Obstacle CourseSM
on-water training aid - an apparent NY Sailing Center exclusive.
Beginners will experience it with the boat
they learn on, the Beneteau First 21.0,
which has the best balance of properties of school boats in use today.
The Beneteau 21 has twin rudders, making your learning experience much
more effective, and making it easier for you to sail other boats later.
Far from a gimmick, twin rudders are used on the most serious ocean racing
yachts - Vendee Globe, Volvo Ocean Race, and Transat 650 (6.5 meters, or
21 feet!), to name a few.
once seen, speaks for itself. We have perhaps the finest teaching
waters anywhere, with no time wasted getting to them. New York Sailing
Center is located at City Island, where you'll enjoy learning to sail protected
from natural and man-made disturbances such as wind shears, strong currents,
and commercial shipping traffic. Try that in NY Harbor and the Rivers!
City Island and New York Sailing Center have been featured in numerous
cable and broadcast TV shows due to the nature of the area. Two Universities
from Manhattan - Columbia and Fordham - base their sailing teams at City
Island. What does that tell you about learning
to sail here versus Manhattan area waters and New York Harbor?! (See
video clips from these shows, as well as the Fordham sailing team, on our
Manhattanites can hardly believe they're
still in New York, yet City Island is very close to Manhattan: less than
the length of Manhattan away from it, and commuting is quick and easy -
even by public transit.* Drivers can park free on-site. You
can turn your experience into a real getaway, or simply make it a viable
and attactive option to travel from upstate or out-of-state to enjoy all
the advantages we offer.
And, it's quick! Even if it takes
you a little longer to get to us, you get that extra time back on the first
trip out on the water. Unlike most other schools, our location is
right in productive teaching waters. You won't waste significant
"class" time just getting out to an area where you can learn to sail properly.
Net result? You'll learn to sail better, and enjoy it more too!
Better training makes for better sailing skills - and those skills follow
you wherever you choose to go sailing later.
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*The #2, 5 & 6 trains
and Metro North are all very convenient to us, with a quick transfer from
the station (we can pick you up). Driving is easy from almost anywhere.