Sail Long Island's 2017 is Here and FINALLY so is SUMMER!. Please call us for ASA Instruction, Private Charters and Group Sails or Gift Certificates.FRIDAY AFTERNOON SAILS 4-6 P.M. and during the week too. call to book now!


 

 WELCOME TO SAIL LONG ISLAND'S 2017 REVISED SCHEDULE. SUMMER TOOK ITS GOOD OLD TIME ARRIVING BUT NOW ITS HERE AND LOVELY.

6/24-6/25  We are offering the Intro to Sailing Short Course($295 per person including ASA materials,
 Saturday Sunset Cruise 6-8 p.m. $60 per person to a 6 person maximum. Be sure to call early to book your spot.  Call Capt. Joan at 917 912 6342 or email CaptJoan@SailLongIsland.com 
 
Thursday JUNE 29TH, we are available for private charters during the afternoon by prior arrangement.  2 hours $350, 4 hours $600.  Call Capt. Joan at 917 912 6342
 
JULY 1ST to JULY 7TH AND AVAILABLE TO TAKE OUT YOUR GROUP OF UP TO 6.  SCHEDULE REVISION. WE WILL BE IN GREENPORT FOR THE WEEKEND DUE TO YOUR REQUESTS FOR PRIVATE CHARTERS.. CALL TO RESERVE YOUR 2 OR 4 HOUR BOOKING AND AFTERNOON 2 HOUR GROUP CRUISES Friday through Friday PLEASE CALL CaptJoan@SailLongIsland.com or 917 912 6342
 
7/15/16  ASA Basic Keelboat 101  will be offered  this weekend ($595 per person including ASA materials, discount for two attending together). This is the ASA's  basic keelboat course which is designed to get you comfortable on the water, to understand the rudiments of sailing, where the wind is coming from, basic understanding of rules of the road, man overboard drills, important knots, and sail trim. We begin at 9 a.m. and go until 6 p.m. each day. Bring lunch. There is a one hour written test at the end of the 2nd day to complete your ASA certification. Course includes Text materials, membership for a year in ASA and a one year subscription to Sailing Magazine.  Visit our ASA page and click through to their website to see all that is included in this very intensive two day course. 9 a.m to 6 p.m. each day. 1 SPOT REMAINING FOR THIS CLASS.
Saturday 7/15 Late Day  Cruise  5-7 p.m.  $60 per person  email your request to CaptJoan@SailLongIsland.com or call 917-912-6342
 
7/19-20 SPECIAL MID WEEK ASA 101 COURSE ADDED BY REQUEST.  PLEASE CALL IF A MID WEEK COURSE BETTER FITS YOUR SCHEDULE IF YOU WORK ON WEEKENDS. ($595 per person including ASA materials, discount for two attending together). This is the ASA's  basic keelboat course which is designed to get you comfortable on the water, to understand the rudiments of sailing, where the wind is coming from, basic understanding of rules of the road, man overboard drills, important knots, and sail trim. We begin at 8:30 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. Bring lunch. There is a one hour written test at the end of the 2nd day to complete your ASA certification. Course fee includes Text materials, membership for a year in ASA and a one year subscription to Sailing Magazine.  Visit our ASA page and click through to their website to see all that is included in this very intensive two day course. 1 SPOT LEFT IN THIS CLASS.
 
7/22-23 WEEKEND SAT SUN ASA  101 COURSE: ASA 101 COURSE ADDED BY REQUEST.  ($595 per person including ASA materials, discount for two attending together). This is the ASA's  basic keelboat course which is designed to get you comfortable on the water, to understand the rudiments of sailing, where the wind is coming from, basic understanding of rules of the road, man overboard drills, important knots, and sail trim. We begin at 8:30 a.m. and go until 5 p.m. Bring lunch. There is a one hour written test at the end of the 2nd day to complete your ASA certification. Course fee includes Text materials, membership for a year in ASA and a one year subscription to Sailing Magazine.  Visit our ASA page and click through to their website to see all that is included in this very intensive two day course  2 SPOTS REMAINING IN THIS CLASS

7/28 to 8/8 OUR ANNUAL SUMMER CRUISE TO RHODE ISLAND: JULY 27TH TO AUGUST 8TH INCLUDING THE NEWPORT JAZZ FESTIVAL

Here's our itinerary of delicious East Coast Meccas which we will visit. Come Along for a great sailing experience. Take 103, help race or 104 as you choose. THIS YEAR TO NARRAGANSETT BAY, BUZZARDS BAY, MARTHA'S VINEYARD, AND NANTUCKET.   LEAVE GREENPORT FOR NEWPORT 7/27-28; 103 is being offered along the way.  7/27 /Stonington, 7/28-29 Newport, 7/30 RACE to Block Island, Lay Day in Block on 7/31, then 8/1 either race to Fogland in the Sakonnet River or head to Hadley Harbor. 8/2 to Nantucket, 8/3 to Vineyard Haven (jet Blue will take you here) , 8/4 Wood's Hole Great Harbor (a great place to board by bus),  8/5 Westport of Newport.  8/6 in Newport and Nar. Bay.tHENCE BACK TO GREENPORT by 8/8.  with a stop in Mystic Seaport or Fisher's Island along the way. please call for further details and how to get yourself to Newport or MV or Nantucket or Woods Hole.  Call Capt. Joan @ 917 912 6342  ITINERARY

WE CAN SPEND  EXTRA DAYS CRUISING NARAGANSETT BAY FROM OUR BASE IN FABULOUS NEWPORT DURING WHICH WE CAN OFFER ASA 103 OR 104  TO BRISTOL AND OTHER GUNKHOLES.  Come for those dates that work for you. There are buses to Newport from NYC or Amtrak train to Kingstown RI and cab over to Newport.  Call CaptJoan at 917 912 6342   or write to her at CaptJoan@SailLongIsland.com  We can arrange for Coastal Cruising 103  or Bareboat 104 certifications while you are along or just come to  have a great experience learning to cruise. Classes are $595 per person including books and materials for one overnight on board.   Stay on for Additional cruising $295 per day per person. Help steer the boat, plot our course, trim sails or whatever.

 8/12-13  ASA 103  Join us for an overnight trip to either Lake Montauk or to Stonington CT. We will go where the wind blows us.  ASA 103 is Coastal Cruising and requires successful completion of 101. Hopefully you didn't take 101 a decade ago and recall nothing. If so we must add time to bring you up to speed.  Click on the ASA tab on our website to see what this course includes. We do man overboard drills and anchoring.  Lots of sea time and helm time on this course. 103 is the introduction to Coastal Cruising: anchoring, planning a course, evaluating the winds and the current to use it to your advantage.  More safety information, cooking on board proper use of the radio to call for assistance, learning all the information that is available on a chart, and lots of time at the helm. Click the ASA tab on our website and review all that the course includes.  We teach this the proper way...cruising on a well equipped sailboat,not two day sails in the Hudson River and going home in between. 104 is boat systems and other things you need to know for a successful charter in a foreign land. Most charter companies require this ASA certification these days.   Call CaptJoan to discuss: 917 912 6342.  Or write her at captjoan@saillongisland.com.

8//18 IDA LEWIS DISTANCE RACE IS THIS FRIDAY. WE WILL GO IF WE GET CREW WHO WANTS TO DO THIS OVERNIGHT RACE NON SPINNAKER CLASS. SPECIAL PRICING FOR THIS SPECIAL TREAT.  CALL CAPT. JOAN 917 912 6342 We will also have to get to Newport and back after the race.  So many moving parts. 

8/19-20 Either 103 Coastal Cruising or 104 Bareboat Chartering will be offered.    We will cruise to Lake Montauk or Stonington Ct. 103 is the introduction to Coastal Cruising: anchoring, planning a course, evaluating the winds and the current to use it to your advantage.  More safety information, cooking on board proper use of the radio to call for assistance, learning all the information that is available on a chart, and lots of time at the helm. Click the ASA tab on our website and review all that the course includes.  We teach this the proper way...cruising on a well equipped sailboat,not two day sails in the Hudson River and going home in between.  104 is boat systems and other things you need to know for a successful charter in a foreign land. Most charter companies require this ASA certification these days/28-9/1 Please call us to schedule  sailing activities if you will be vacationing on the North Fork during the final  week of August.  Possible midweek options: an overnight adventure sail overnight to Connecticut,  private instruction. afternoon private charters for up to 6 people ($400 for 2 hours or 4 hours $650) , and Sunset Sails($60 per person) 4:00p.m to 6 p.m. during the week (It's getting dark earlier now.)  Let us know what you would like to do. If you call in advance, we can try to accommodate other sailing ideas you may: an overnight trip for your family or small group, a circumnavigation of Shelter Island which takes 4 hours, or just an outing with your friends.

MIDWEEK 101 CAN BE OFFERED THIS WEEK BEFORE LABOR DAY. CALL IF YOU ARE INTERESTED AND WE WILL ADD IT TO THE SCHEDULE CAPTJOAN 917 912 6342

LABOR DAY WEEKEND CRUISE 9/1-9/4  Friday a.m. through Monday p.m.  ASA 103 Basic Coastal Cruising  (you must have completed ASA 101 first and know the basics of reading a chart.) or 104 Bareboat Chartering can be offered on Sunday9/4 and Monday 9/5, Labor Day.  (103 is the prerequisite for Bareboat!)     Watch Hill and Block Island are possibilities for an overnight trip. So are Mystic, CT, Three Mile Harbor or Lake Montauk on the S. Fork of LI, depending on which way the wind is blowing and if the weather is cooperating.  Each Course is $595/person discount for 2 signing up together. 

 9/9-10 TELL US WHAT YOU WOULD LIKE TO DO: LOCAL PRIVATE CHARTERS, OR OVERNIGHT UP THE CONNECTICUT RIVER TO ESSEX AND  HAMBURG COVE TO SWIM.  Lots of options.

9/16-17 103 OR 104 Step up your rating this weekend by going coastal cruising.

9/22-24 Block Island weekend. Call for details.  CaptJoan 917 912 76342

END OF OUR SEASON BE SURE YOU USE YOUR GIFT CERTIFICATES EARLY. 

You cannot learn to sail in a long weekend at Sail Long Island or anywhere else, especially in the Hudson River on 2 day sails to stay in a motel . To really master the amount of material in this weekend, you must have serious experience under your belt. If you do and your goal is to charter in the Caribbean or in Europe, this will get you the credentials you need.   Call Capt. Joan at 917 912 6342 or email CaptJoan@SailLongIsland.com   $595 per person, discount for two signing up together for each course.  $995 INCLUDES one course and sailing for the 4 days.

Read the complete description on the ASA tab on our website of what Coastal Cruising entails. More sail trim, basic navigation, man overboard, reefing, anchoring, planning  a course, approaching a mooring, plus much more. 101 prepares you to sail a small boat in 10-15 knots of wind near shore. The bareboat course (104) includes safe passage making, basic simple boat conditions that may arise on a charter boat that you may have to address, safe operation of the stove, the boat's mechanical systems, navigation from port to port, anchoring, man overboard and so forth. See complete description  on our website.  ASA 103 is a prerequisite for Bareboat and it is presumed you know how to navigate using a chart to plot a course.  If we are in Greenport, we will be available  Friday and/or Saturday for private charters or sunset cruises. 

PLAN AHEAD. YOU'LL LOVE OUR FLAGSHIP AND YOU WILL LEARN A LOT.     

 PLEASE read the following  important small print about our important policies:

 

GIFT CERTIFICATES are a wonderful gift for your new skipper, your significant other, your Mom or your Dad or to donate to your local charity auction.  Our very attractive Sail Long Island certificates are always appreciated by the sailor or would-be sailor in your life.  To a person, everyone who has received one has loved their time on the water with us.  

 

REFUNDS:  Once we have committed to each other and you have paid your fees, we take your booking seriously. That time slot is yours.  We include all relevant course materials so you can review them afterward and cement what you have learned. We also pay for your first year of membership in ASA.  We turn away other business based on your commitment to us and our commitment to you.  This is a small business. Just like a B&B that requires pre-payment, we will not refund your fees if you simply decide to change your mind unless we have ample time to replace the booking and find others to take your place. That means two weeks in advance of the date you have booked.  We intend to deliver the service you have purchased and we will do our best to make sure you learn what you came to learn and have a terrific time doing it on a well equipped, well maintained vessel. If named storms are approaching the area we will discuss the options with you. We certainly don't go out in gale force winds or named storms. We are not deterred by rain or drizzle as we can usually work around them.  Our first priority is your safety and that of the vessel.  That's why we have our flagship inspected annually by a member of the Coast Guard Auxiliary to indicate to you our commitment to having a well found vessel. 

 

ALCOHOL: We strongly believe that drinking and boating are not a good mix.  Sadly, we have had some folks who come to us for a 2 hour cruise from the N. Fork Vineyards where they have spent the afternoon. Then a little more wine is just a little or a lot too much wine. For your safety and our peace of mind, we can no longer permit the consumption of alcoholic beverages on board our vessel when we take you out for a sail.  Thanks for abiding by this rule.

 

NO SMOKING ABOARD OUR VESSEL: Nobody wants to be down wind of your smoke. We actually think you don't want to be upwind puffing away since it is known to not be good for your health and life shortening as well. No smoking these days on trains or planes or our boat either.



Bring along a layer of clothing (it's always cooler on the water), sunscreen and a cap. Please do not Come in High Heels (it's been known to happen.) We appreciate shoes that do not leave black marks all over the deck. Water is also a good idea.