Sailing around the world requires a buoyant vessel, a waterproof map, and interning wind gusts that will work for free. Learn how to ration out labor to nature with today's Groupon: for $99, you get a one-day sailing course at New York Sailing School in New Rochelle (a $200 value). Classes are from 10:30 a.m. to 5:30 p.m.
The ASA-certified instructors at New York Sailing impart wind-harnessing knowledge to aspiring sailors during a hands-on single-day lesson. Students spend the first hour of the sailing course in a classroom before boarding a 23-foot Sonar sailboat for an afternoon voyage. Once on board, four students rotate duties every 20 minutes to practice manning the jib, lifting the main sail, steering the tiller, scribbling chart work, and pausing to enjoy scenic views of shorelines and wave back to deliriously friendly seas. The Sonar carves out 11.5 feet of cockpit space complete with deep seats to avoid swinging booms and to provide oceans of legroom for students to move about freely.
Sails capture gusts in the beautiful Long Island Sound, a waterway with limited commercial traffic that allows sailors to navigate buoys, rocks, rights of way, currents, and jet skis driven by Grendels. New York Sailing has been in business since 1968, and its commitment to improvement and convenience surfaces with online enrollment and a plethora of dates on the class schedule
New York Sailing School
The ASA-certified instructors of New York Sailing School have been teaching the exhilarating art since 1968. With access to a fleet of beginner-friendly Sonar 23 skiffs, they instruct courses both on land and water, venturing out into the Long Island Sound with tender-footed aquanauts and Waterworld fanboys alike. NYSS alumni and ASA-certified sailors are also welcome to rent boats for daytime jaunts across the water.
22 Pelham Rd.
New Rochelle, New York 10801