I recently attended the 2 day basic sailing course. I have never been on a boat before, but I came out of the 2 day course feeling confident enough to sail. The instructors were great. They were patient, understanding, and very clear in their instruction. My instructors were Ryan and Krista, both were very good at explaining the concepts and didn't mind explaining a second or third time very clearly if I didn't understand the concept at first. Ryan was very knowledgeable. There didn't seem to be anything he didn't know or couldn't handle. It was also fun. It wasn't just a class, it was a very enjoyable experience.
It is no exaggeration to say that my time sailing with Manhattan Sailing School is one of my fondest memories. I did a weekend sailing course with the school and I found it to be very informative. The instructor I had, a young Irishman named Connor , was very helpful and provided a lot of insights. The two day course felt like it flew by. Just a hoot! I quickly found my sea legs and got right into the swing of things. Very exciting stuff!!
By far one of the greatest experiences I’ve ever had. You can’t beat the view and everyone one was extremely friendly! Great customer service and now I know how to sail (sort of)! 😁 will definitely consider joint the club to be able to sail much more! I’d give this place 6 stars if I could! Carl was a fantastic instructor and the friends I made on this boat were amazing!
Thank you so much for the pictures! But that is secondary.
Most importantly, thank you for teaching us your skills this weekend. Your overall dedication and commitment to this sport was hard to miss, its a rare gem in NYC. Your instructor - Patrick Lee, is a very knowledgeable, bright and confident instructor and it compliments his positive personality. personality the friends who took a coarse parallel to ours had a great instructor as well.
I had a blast learning as a sailor. I believe I am speaking for all of my group when I say we are extremely fortunate to have picked as our school and appreciate you spending extra time investing into us on late Sunday afternoon.
I will gladly sign up for the next coarse, go to Sandy Hook and back to learn new skills. I am particularly interested in spinnaker handling, reefing and "heaving to" skills from your instructors. I will gladly hear about using sea-drough that is used to "park the boat" in the middle of a storm. Its a very interesting concept.
Learning theory. Getting another certification under my belt. Learning new knots. The entire weekend was a blast.
It was my great pleasure to spend the weekend with you all.
Until next time.
Great experience! We took the two-day Basic Sailing (weekend) course - and couldn't have had a better experience. Knowledgeable, friendly instruction, fun and relaxed atmosphere - we'll be taking more courses here for sure!
Fantastic weekend basic sailing course. Scott, our instructor was amazing, gave all of us a sense of confidence challenge and accomplishment. I had no experience sailing but learned so much. And for 2 full days in one of the most beautiful harbors in the world it was a bargain! If you have interest, I highly recommend.