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
Port Sailing is a United State Government contractor providing coaches
for The US Merchant Marine Academy Sailing Team at Kings Point.
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.
Port Sailing School providing
sailing lessons, bareboat charters,
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