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Offering Fundamentals of Sailing courses on the weekend. Start your adventure here US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification also available. Book now HERE.
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Get Ready for Spring Sailing
It may not feel like it but sailing season is about to begin. For those who haven’t been lucky enough to sail during the winter season (frostbiting or sailing in the Caribbean) here are some tips to get yourselves ready for the season.
Spring Sailing Check List
- Inflatable PFD check. It’s time to check your firing mechanism. Some mechanisms require periodic replacements. Also consider manually inflating the jacket and check to see if it holds air overnight. Check batteries in lights or other battery operated devices in your PFD. Check whistle on PFD. Even if you have a non-inflatable PFD – its good to give it a thorough check.
- Sailing shoes and boots. Check soles for adequate traction on slippery decks. Also check for fraying shoe laces that may not survive the upcoming season of sailing. US Sailing membership benefits include a 25% discount for Sperry shoes.
- Sailing jacket and pants. Check for tears, leaks and mildew. Empty pockets. Lubricate zippers if required.
- Spring sailing gear. Dust off any cold weather gear such as watch caps, warm base layers, socks and layering.
- Sunglasses. Clean lenses, tighten arms with a jeweler’s screwdriver. Check eye straps.
- Water bottle. Clean out.
- Rigging knife. Clean, lubricate and sharpen. Check securing lanyard.
- Sailing gloves. Do you need replacements?
- Sailing bag. Check for tears, leaks and mildew. Lubricate zippers.
- Check sailing watch and spare tape.
- If you have a VHF radio, check out the battery and its ability to take and hold its charge. Recheck programmed channels, volume and squelch levels. Check securing lanyard. Please note that Weather Station WX01 (KW035 is out of service) for the New York Harbor area. (http://www.nws.noaa.gov/nwr/outages/outages.php).
- If you haven’t done it over the winter, you should start your fitness program. Getting fit and do some stretching exercises on a regular basis.
Be safe and stay warm.
Director of Sailing Operations
Follow Your Sailing Dreams
Start living the dream. Learn how to sail and come down to the Caribbean. Take the plunge at ONE 15 Brooklyn Sail Club. Start with the weekend class in Brooklyn and maybe end up in the Islands for a week in the Winter.
Fall Sailing - It's Not Too late
It's not too late to start your adventure. Fresh winds and the great outdoors. Thinking about a Caribbean sailing vacation in the winter? This is great time to start. We'll be heading down there as well. New boats, top instructors and a first class marina. Join the Sail Club for more sailing activities.
Spots open for FUN Class This Weekend (07/28)
We have a few spots open for this weekend's Fundamentals of Sailing class. Cost is $450, the newest boats and US Sailing Certified Instructors. Book here and avoid disappointment.
Where can you have this much sailing in New York Harbor? Come on down to ONE15 Brooklyn Sail Club - take lessons or join the club. We have socials, racing and cruising. Check us out. top boats, new marina and a great supportive community. Sail Better Sail Brooklyn.
Classes We Offer
This 3-hour sailing session includes a basic introduction to sailing and a cruise around New York Harbor. Get a taste of what adventures might come next. Learn more.
This 2-day weekend course covers all the fundamentals to get you started on your sailing journey. After a combination of theory and practical sailing sessions you will have accomplished the first step in developing first-rate sailing skills. Nationally recognized Basic Keelboat Certification from US Sailing is also available. Learn more.
A 3-hour classroom course is designed for boaters who day sail in the U.S. who want to safely navigate around coastal waterways. Perfect for those who just want to a more a little learn about aids to navigation and reading nautical charts. This a foundation course for Coastal Navigation Certification. Learn more.
A 3-hour classroom course is designed for those wanting a further introduction to the practical concepts of coastal navigation. Learn about true and magnetic compass readings, nautical fixes and determining tide and currents. It builds on topics covered in Navigation 1 and is a foundation course for Coastal Navigation Certification. Learn more.
This is a two-day over the same weekend course leading to certification in Coastal Navigation by US Sailing. Building on the foundation courses Navigation 1 and Navigation 2, it covers the chart work useful for coastal navigation, navigational strategies and applicable rules of the road. Learn more.
Why ONE°15 Brooklyn Sailing School?