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Offshore Sailing School Tip: If you live in the northeast, you don't need to venture far to learn to sail. Offshore Sailing School has a Long Island Sailing School at one of its newest campus locations offering sailing lessons for beginners at Fort Schuyler. Long Island Sound is a great place to learn to sail with its many navigational aids to guide your way. Once you've achieved basic sailing skills, your Long Island sailing school instructor will discuss the different types of sailboats available, depending on what your sailing goals are.
At Offshore's Long Island sailing school in Fort Schuyler your beginning sailing classes will focus on both comprehensive textbook work and on-water sailing each day. You'll train aboard the Colgate 26, an award-winning sport boat that features a comfortable cockpit and easy handling adjustments. Offshore Sailing School--run by sailing experts Steve and Doris Colgate--teaches its students proper methods for reefing, steering with a compass, sailing wing and wing, tacking and jibing, finding wind direction and much more.
At Fort Schuyler you have the benefit of a campus that blends a comfortable college-town atmosphere with the “greatest city in the world.” Getting to the Long Island Sailing School campus is easy, and accommodations are available right on campus. If you want to learn to sail, do it with Offshore Sailing School, chosen Best of New York by New York Magazine in 2006 for sailing lessons, and ranked #1 by Practical Sailor in both instruction and curriculum.