Teen Summer Sailing Program Details

Summer Offering: Sailing – Level 1 for Teens


Morning Session: Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday and Thursday
9:00 am to 12:30 pm

Afternoon Session: Monday, Tuesday. Wednesday, Thursday and Friday:
1:00 pm to 4:00 pm

COVID Protocols: Sessions are limited to a maximum 4 teens per boat.


Course Description

This 4 day (each day 3 hours) course is designed for teens (age 13-19) who are eager for an introduction to the exciting activity of sailing in a fun but structured environment. At the end of the session graduates will have a complete understanding of all the basics of sailing and how to be effective crew on a small keelboat. Graduates will be ready for the next level of sailing!

Course topics include:

  • Fundamental sailing terms
  • Practice fundamental knots
  • Being part of the crew
  • Rigging the boat
  • Finding the wind direction
  • Setting sails
  • Sail trim for various points of sail
  • Tacking & gybing
  • Basic right of way and navigation rules
  • Crew overboard recovery
  • Preparing and returning to a dock
  • De-rigging and cleaning up the boat

Instructional Time:  15-hour course (12 hours on the water + 3 hours online course with US Sailing)

Boat Type: Newly designed professionally maintained J/80 keelboats

Pre-requisites:  Ability to swim is required. No prior sailing experience required, high interest in learning to how sail. Experienced sailors will be re-acquainted with familiar sailing concepts and apply them on a larger keelboat.

Certification:  ONE15 Brooklyn Sail Club Level 1 Teen Sailing Certification.

Weekly Program – Attendance for all sessions is strongly recommended as course material builds upon itself.

More sailing, more fun. Sign for more than one session!

Ages: 13 to 19.

Waivers: Parents/Guardians are required to sign a waiver of liability for each participant. Each participant has to sign the Sail Club’s COVID Questionnaire and Acknowledgement.

Instructors: Our instructors are highly experienced sailors & instructors with a combination of one or more credentials from the US Coast Guard, US Sailing, American Sailing Association, or RYA.

Boats: The J/80, a 26 foot – higher performance keelboat that is also used for adult sailing class and ONE15 Brooklyn Sail Club member sailing including racing & cruising. Our fleet of boats are the newest, highly maintained boats in New York Harbor used for teen sailing.

Sailing Area: Our classes are held in the Upper Bay of New York harbor, which is an exciting body of water to be introduced to sailing. Our instructors ensure students are safe at all times while we learn in this spectacular arena.

Weather Conditions: We take the safety of our students seriously and will adjust our curriculum to ensure students are only sailing in safe weather conditions.

COVID protocol: If we cannot sail, students will be send home.

Early Drop-Off and Late Pick-Up of Students: No supervision of students who arrive early or are picked up after scheduled sessions times is provided by the Sailing School.

What Students Need to Bring: Non marking closed toe shoes, gloves, warm hat, wind and water repellent jacket and pants, and layered warm clothing. For safety reasons students cannot wear jewelry during class. Due to the nature of this sporting activity, we cannot be held responsible for any loss or damage to any property brought onto any ONE15 Brooklyn Marina facility or vessel.

Price: $3,280 per boat. Due to COVID we ask that you form your own social sailing group. Sessions can have up to 4 teens per boat.

Membership Pricing: Children whose parents are members of ONE15 Brooklyn Sail Club are eligible for a discount of 10% per student.

Ready to reserve your spot?

Please note that all sales are final, and there are no refunds or credits, full or partial, or holds. We cannot transfer credits between weeks, programs or between clients that are not direct family members.