Learn to Sail Today
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Learn to Sail Today
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At HRCS, we believe everyone should have access to sailing. We offer lessons for the public, ranging from a two-hour taste to a weekend-long certification course. Come sail with us, see the city from the water, and learn a fun new activity. Proceeds from our sailing lessons help underwrite our youth development programs for public high school students. If you have questions or want to customize a private lesson, call us at 212-924-1920.


Intro to Sailing

Chelsea: 3 hours $95
Inwood: 2 hours $75

Perfect for people new to the sport. After a brief on-land safety and theoretical lesson (approx. 20 min.), students spend the rest of the time sailing. Students will learn how to steer, control the sails, the names of the different parts of the boat, and a few basic maneuvers.


Open Class

Chelsea: 3 hours $95
Inwood: 2.5 hours $75

Ideal for those with basic sailing skills. Come with a goal you want to achieve, and we will help you achieve it. Open lessons are the a budget friendly way to get individualized instruction.


Basic Keelboat Course

18 hours $445
Chelsea: 1 weekend, full days
Inwood: 2 weekends, 1/2 days

This course provides the student with a foundation of skills and follows a curriculum set by US Sailing, the national governing body of sailing. Students learn how to rig and derig a boat, sail at different angles to the wind, turn the boat through the wind, tie various knots, as well as how to predict the weather. Skills taught on the water are reinforced in the classroom.


Sunset Sail

Chelsea: 3 hours $95
Inwood: 2 hours $75

There is no better way to relax than skimming along the smooth water on a graceful and quiet sailboat at sunset. Feel the warm breeze in your hair and be awed by the brilliant colors of an NYC sunset as it sets behind the hills of New Jersey. This can be a mini-lesson for those looking to learn or a relaxing way to kick back and relax - its up to you!


Taste of Sailing

Chelsea: 2 hours $60
Inwood: 1 hour $40

Check out New York City from the watery view of the historic Hudson River. Enjoy a relaxing escape from the City and experience the serene enjoyment of sailing or take the tiller and control the boat. This tour is great for visitors, however life-long New Yorkers often comment on the new perspective they have gotten off our boats, too!


Family Sail

Chelsea: 2 hours $200
Inwood: 2 hours $200

We are excited to offer NY families a great way to get outdoors, learn new skills, and sail the waters of our exciting harbor. Our family sailing courses are for 2 adults and up to 4 children, designed with you and your children in mind.  Minimum age 5.

Private Lessons

With our Private lessons you are guaranteed an instructor and a boat all to yourself. Our most individualized lessons are perfect for people brand new to sailing, but also for those who have experience to build upon. Our staff will work with you to reach your goals.

We offer gift certificates for all of our tours and lessons.

Sailing Gift Certificates are the perfect winter holiday's gift. They raise everyone's spirits thinking about warm days to come and hold the promise of learning a new sport, a new skill and a new way to enjoy the outdoors. Once you've sailed you think of the wind, water and sky in a new rewarding way.

See the listing below and make your choice. Purchases are made over the phone with a credit card and the Certificates are then emailed to you. You can print it out or email it to your friend.  The friend then uses the Gift Certificate # to register for their sail.

To buy a Gift Certificate call us at (212) 924-1920.

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