Sailing School

About ONE°15 Brooklyn Sailing School

The Sailing School was founded to provide sailing education and experiences to all. It is an integral part of the ONE°15 Brooklyn Sail Club and is dedicated to introducing and teaching people to sail. It is a US Sailing-accredited Sailing School*.
The school offers a variety of introductory sessions and formal classes to help sailors start their sailing adventure. The school can also provide private lessons.

Short sailing sessions

Taste of Sailing

Formal instruction

Programs for teens

Teen Sailing

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*US Sailing, the national organization that provides leadership, integrity and advancement for the sport of sailing.

What the School Offers

Certified Instructors

Our instructor credentials include USCG Captain’s Licenses, instructor certifications from US Sailing, the American Sailing Association (ASA), or the Royal Yachting Association (RYA). Many of them have also completed advanced certifications such STCW, Safety-at-Sea and Performance Sailing.
More importantly, our instructors are all passionate about teaching and sailing and love to share their experiences.

Integrated Learning

Our courses, where applicable, are a mix of classroom and practical training which yields the best of both worlds for students to understand and retain concepts. Some of the courses also integrate an online component to complement the learning experience.

US Sailing Certifications

We are a US Sailing accredited sailing school. We offer US Sailing certifications as well as ONE15 Brooklyn Sailing School certifications.
US Sailing certifications are recognized throughout the world as stepping stones to more adventures.

Professional Teaching Resources

We take teaching seriously. Our instructors use ONE15 created professional grade presentations slides and handout materials and US Sailing textbooks and online courses. These resources combined with fun and practical training gives every student the best consistent learning environment.

Modern Professionally Maintained Boats

Learning from great instructors is critical. Add in a well maintained modern platform and your learning experience can be spectacular.
Our fleet is comprised of six Melges 24’s and seven J/80’s. These are first rate, modern designed boats sailed around the world by novices and professionals alike. We utilize the J/80 as our main teaching platform due to its spacious seating area, ample headroom and ease of sailing.
We pride ourselves on how well our fleet is maintained to ensure that our students have the best experience. Our staff love boating and treat each boat as their own.

Seamless Sail Club Integration

After taking sessions at the School students can easily join the sailing community to continue learning and sailing. Many of our graduates become Sail Club members – they are already familiar with our boats, facilities and sailing area.
Members have exclusive access to the Learn-to-Skipper programs, racing series and Fleet Captain sailing.

Low Student to Teacher Ratios

Our onboard student to instructor ratio is normally 4:1. Each student receives ample time practicing skills and instructor attention. This ratio combined with the spacious cockpit area of our boats provides a relaxing and comfortable platform to enjoy sailing.

Sail Better, Sail Brooklyn!