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Learn to Sail with SOUL Sailing

Harlem Yacht Club has arranged with SOUL Sailing to offer private sailing lessons and courses for sailors of all experience levels. If you’ve never sailed, or it’s been a while and you just need a refresher, SOUL Sailing's experienced, USCG Licensed, and American Sailing Association (ASA) Certified instructor is ready to get you on the water!

We are pleased to announce that, as of February 2018, SOUL Sailing is officially an ASA Affiliate School, and will be able to offer ASA certification to students who successfully complete our 101 course during the 2018 season. Soul Sailing will  also host a refresher course option for students who completed the 101 course during 2017 so that they may also receive certification if they are interested.

SOUL Sailing believes that anyone can learn to sail. By using small boats with a traditionally rigged set-up, students are exposed to basic concepts of sailing in a hands-on approach. Sailing is about feeling, understanding, and connecting with the environment around you. Their focus is on enjoying the water, but students are also exposed to the historically appropriate terminology. Students are encouraged to ask questions and learn by doing. They recognize that everyone learns at their own pace, and work to tailor the experience of sailing to the various levels of familiarity and comfort of their students.

If you are an HYC member, a sailing course is a great step towards taking your membership to the next level and enjoying the benefits of HYC’s Club Boat program. All HYC members receive discounted rates on lessons and courses.  Members click here.

Sign up to receive announcements on the SOUL Sailing website.  For more information about SOUL Sailing, email or call 917-407-0017.  For information about Harlem Yacht Club, email