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.


Basic Keelboat Course

18 hours $445 (Full weekend course)

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.

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Advanced Keelboat

16 hours $500 (Full weekend course)

Designed for sailors with keelboat experience who a looking to take the next step into performance sailing. Ideal for sailors who want to try the new fleet of J/80 boats. Graduates will have successfully demonstrated the ability to skipper and crew a keelboat in moderate wind/sea conditions, and demonstrate their understanding of performance sailing techniques.


Private Lessons

Individual rate $90/hr. Group Rate (2-5 People): $350 for 2 hrs. ($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.


Intro to Sailing

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

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.

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Chelsea and Inwood: 3 hours $130

Looking to take your skills to the next level? This class is the ideal next step for sailors who have taken our intro course, or who are looking to build on prior experience.


Open Class

Chelsea: 3 hours $95

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.


Family Sail

Chelsea and Inwood: $200/ 2 hours

Enjoy fresh air and a relaxing afternoon with your family. This sail is designed for a group of up to 5 people. Get outdoors and learn new skills together.


Sunset Lesson

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

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.


Destination Sail

Chelsea and Inwood: 3 hours $95

Take in the iconic skyline while cruising south to the harbor or north towards the George Washington Bridge. Sails are tide dependent.

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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