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City Island  *  Manhattan  *  Caribbean  *  Mediterranean
-the "boutique" school, where we give you MORE of what you go to sailing school for!SM
Only 3 students per boat for our learn-to-sail: unofficial industry standard is 4 - one of the many ways we give you MORE of what you go to sailing school for.SM
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(Including the only boat endorsed by a national sail training organazation) 
FAQ's (Frequently
Asked Questions)
CORPORATE: Team Building, Trips, Client Entertainment, etc
(yes, it's a dupe)


I want 
  to start...

Basic Keelboat)

(Basic Coastal Cruising)

(Coastal Navigation)

(Bareboat Charter/ Intermediate Coastal Cruising)
corporate events

"Flying a Kite"
(Spinnaker Clinic)
Watching Video Clips (our own short clips & us on TV) 


(see some of these clips on our video page)
- CW 11 (WPIX)
- NY 1 News
- Fine Living Network
- Metro Channel
- Transit Transit News
- Discovery Channel
- NBC's First Look
- Martha Stewart Living Radio

- New York
- Worth
- Good Old  Boat 
- American Sailing
-AM New York
-Time Out New York

Our icons might be goofy, but our sailing is serious.  That's why the woman above is singlehanding!  Yes, you'll do that in our learn-to-sail/Basic Keelboat course, Start SailingSM.  Sounds intimidating?  Don't worry - it's actually fun, just like our equally effective Obstacle CourseSM- another NYSC signature (and exclusive).  After the course, your two supervised practice sails without an instructor on board leave you ready to truly sail and skipper the boat.

On top of all this, we're easy to get to by public transit and by car.  We'll even pick you up from Manhattan!

Two Universities with Manhattan locations - Columbia and Fordham - have their sailing teams train at City Island.  What does that tell you about learning to sail here instead of Manhattan / NY Harbor / Hudson River?

WELCOME! We're on a Mission...
...to provide the finest sailing instruction available at any price - something we started doing in 1968!

Our family is an award-winning industry leader.  We combine decades of owner-operation with fresh enthusiasm, and we have an enviable amount of real, hands-on experience.

Teaching aids, location, boat selection, choice of instructors, and experience all come together in perhaps the most finely developed program in the industry.

We're a 'Green Dot' Certification Facility for the American Sailing Association!  That means we've had our boats undergo Vessel Safety Checks by the US Coast Guard Auxiliary.  Out of 13 ASA schools in New York, we're one of only 2 with a Green Dot listing.

Browse around this site; watch a few of our video clips.
You'll quickly learn why you can't get a better sailing school education - OR value - anywhere else!


Start Sailingsm
Finest learn to sail
course at any price!
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City Island: "A little bit of Nantucket in the Bronx," very easy to reach, and the BEST place to learn!
Sailing School: owned and operated by an award winning family with 41 years of experience
Sailing Club: CUnlimited sailing on a variety of boats with late hours and overnights!
Moorings: boat owner looking for a home? Contact us to discuss options.
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