From Our Editors
Since 2004, the first-aid- and CPR-trained crew at Port Sailing School has ferried passengers over Manhasset Bay in Port Washington and and Echo Bay in New Rochelle. The outfits 20 noble vessels include Optimists, a Catalina 25, a Cal 25, a 2 cabin Beneteau 36, a Dufour 43 and over 15 Sonars 23's, designated as the fleet’s primary lesson boat for its roomy cockpit and no-mutinies record. Aboard the Sonar 23, students learn sailing skills and marine laws through instructional courses that range from private introductory sailing lessons to state safety certifications. Based on the course topic, lessons may focus on such boating aspects as docking, mooring pickup, anchoring, or advanced racing techniques, each dictated by the desires of the student and the daily attitude of the sea.