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Sail With HRCS This Season

HRCS offers a variety of affordable small group and private sailing lessons to sailors of all skill levels. Beginners can learn the basics, while more experienced sailors can build their skills with advanced lessons and weekend-long courses. To receive updates about new lesson offerings as well as other HRCS programs, please sign up for our mailing list


Scroll down to check out our offerings and book your spot!

Lessons are filling up fast! If the session you'd like is full, please add your name to the waitlist.

Full Weekend Courses


Basic Keelboat

18 hours $525 + $50 Certification Fee

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, tie various knots, and predict weather patterns. Skills taught on the water are reinforced in the classroom.

*HRCS is offering a Women's Basic Keelboat course as an option for female identifying students who would prefer a single-gender option.*


Intermediate Keelboat

16 hours $525

This course is designed for those who have some prior sailing experience and are looking to improve their seamanship and sailing skills. Perfect for those who have recently completed the Basic Keelboat course, participants in the Intermediate Keelboat will develop their skills beyond the beginner level.

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Advanced Keelboat

16 Hours $525

Designed for sailors with keelboat experience who are looking to take the next step into performance sailing. Course graduates will successfully demonstrate the ability to skipper and crew a keelboat in moderate wind/sea conditions, and demonstrate their understanding of performance sailing techniques.

Single-session Lessons

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Chelsea and Inwood: 3 hours $100

Perfect for those new to the sport. Learn how to steer, control the sails, and practice basic maneuvers in our most popular course. After a brief lesson on land, students will get hands experience on the water with a US Sailing certified instructor.



Chelsea and Inwood: 3 hours $100

Ideal for those with basic sailing skills. Come with a goal you want to achieve, and we will help you achieve it. 

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Private Lessons

$400 for 2 hours (up to 5 people)
$100/additional hour

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.


Sunset Sail

Chelsea: 3 hours $100

Take to the water as the air cools, the water darkens to a deep blue, and the city skyline begins to glow in the last light of the day. Few things are better than skimming along the smooth water on a graceful and quiet sailboat at sunset. Learn to sail, brush up on your skills, or just sit back and enjoy the view.


Family Sail

Chelsea and Inwood: $225/ 2 hours

Enjoy fresh air and a relaxing afternoon with your family or cohabitants. Get outdoors and learn new skills together. Available at select times only.

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Give the Gift of Sailing

To purchase a gift certificate, you can click the link below, or give us a call at (212) 924-1920.