Basic Coastal Cruising – The Overnight Adventure

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Basic Coastal Cruising Schedule

2020 Season Notice:  Due to this most unusual year, we will not be offering Basic Coastal Cruising because it involves traveling outside of our local area.  We look forward to a more normal 2021 season when we will teach this wonderful course again.

Our second level course is Basic Coastal Cruising.  This is two days of sailing on a larger sailboat which will teach you:

  • Engines & Handling Under Power
  • VHF Radios
  • Sailing Terminology
  • Duties of Skipper & Crew
  • Seamanship & Anchoring
  • Reefing & Heaving To
  • Compass Steering
  • Safety Harnesses
  • Navigation & Chart Reading
  • Weather Forecasting
  • USCG Required Gear

Location – Basic Coastal Cruising starts on Saturday from our home in New York Harbor. Then you head out on an adventure. You will sail down the harbor, past the Verrazano Narrows and to Sandy Hook before stopping for the night at Atlantic Highlands. Then you sail back to New York Harbor on Sunday.

Schedule – Basic Coastal Cruising is taught on weekends from Saturday at 9 am until Sunday at 7 pm.

Boat – We teach Basic Coastal Cruising on a fast and sleek J/105 named “Gratitude” which is equipped with a roller furling jib, an asymmetrical spinnaker, and a steering wheel.

Class Size – Each course is limited to 6 students (a minimum of 4 students are needed for the course to go forward).

Tuition & Group Discounts – Tuition for Basic Coastal Cruising is $590 per person.  ASA certification is included in this tuition. Students who sign up on the same registration form will received the following discounts: 2 students = 5% off, 3 students = 10% off, 4 students = 15% off.

Where to Stay – Students are encouraged to make this a real adventure. Sail all day and then once the put is put away, sit yourself down at a great restaurant on the waterfront. This will be a mini-vacation away from the city. You can book overnight accommodations at a nearby hotel or AirBnB. Or you can return to the city by Uber (but it is much better to enjoy yourself at the restaurant relaxing, munching on some shrimp and sipping a cold beer or margarita!).

Rescheduling – You can reschedule your course up to two weeks in advance for a $100 rescheduling fee. No rescheduling is permitted within the final 2 weeks.

Basic Coastal Cruising Schedule

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