Port Sailing Center owns and operates the sailing school at New Rochelle and Port Washington, NY. Port Sailing School is proud to be affiliated with the American Sailing Association. The school was founded in 2004 by Chris Nihill who started teaching sailing in 2001 with the Oyster Bay Sailing School. Chris started the school with three older boats and the dream to pass on his passion for sailing. 

Today the school owns and operates a fleet of over thirty boats in three locations. The days of the old boats are gone. The daysail fleet is now comprised of Sonars, Catalina 25 and Cal 25 sailboats. The Sonar fleet is used as the primary teaching and racing boat. The cruising fleet consists of 2002 Beneteau 36 and 2002 Dufour Gibsea 43. The Dufour is based in St Croix to support the Caribbean operations. All boats are kept in top condition.

Whether our customer choose to learn to sail or charter a boat they will find a friendly, patient staff with quality boats ready to serve their needs. 


Port Sailing Center, New Rochelle and Port Washington, NY

20 ft Passenger Launch operated by Kyla. Our Launches gets you to our boats moored in the bay. 
We have the team and equipment to serve you on and off the water.  

We are very proud of our staff. Our instructors have an average of 10 years sailing experience and all are First Aid & CPR trained. All instructors on boats greater than 30 feet are U.S. Coast Guard-licensed captains. We employ about 18 people during the summer months and three year round. 

Port Sailing is a United State Government contractor providing coaches for The US Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Team at Kings Point. 

Employment opportunities.


As you might imagine, working at the sailing school is fun. We love teaching people how to sail and take pride in our fleet of boats. Having a diverse fleet and qualified instructors provides our customers with the opportunity to build the skills and confidence required to handle any boat. 


Our Team

Port Sailing School providing sailing lessons, bareboat charters, boat rentals, teenage sailing camp, sailing certifications, fractional sailing programs, British Virgin Island sailing lessons, British Virgin Island bareboat charters, sailing camp, sailing vacations, captained charters, sunset sails and fun.      

Port Sailing School

22 Pelham Road

New Rochelle, NY 10801

Call 914-355-5400

E-mail: info@portsailing.com


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