City Island Yacht Club

Incorporated 1907

City Island Yacht Club Sailing School

An American Sailing Association (ASA) Affiliate School ASA-Certification-Button

We give you the knowledge and experience to be confident and safe on all your sailing adventures…

Whether you charter a boat from a local harbor, go on an exotic sailing vacation, or even buy
your own boat.


The CIYC Sailing School provides American Sailing Association curriculum and certification and the following benefits to students:

  • Convenient classroom and on-board instruction using CIYC
    boats (Catalina 25’)

  • Weekday and Weekend classes

  • Use of club facilities during instruction

  • Certification to use the CIYC club boats upon joining the program.

  • A welcome community to support you in your sailing endeavors

  • Contact us at 718.885.2487  discoversailingciyc(Replace this parenthesis with the @ sign)









ASA 101, Basic Keelboat Sailing
LearnASA 101 to skipper a 20′ – 27′ sloop-rigged keelboat by day, in light to moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn basic sailing terminology, parts and functions, helm commands, basic sail trim, points of sail, buoyage, seamanship and safety including basic navigation rules to avoid collisions and hazards. Qualifies you for CIYC Club Boat program.
–  $495 (plus Coursebook and ASA fees)


ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising
ASA 101ASA 103Learn to skipper a sloop-rigged auxiliary powered 25′-35′ keelboat by day in moderate winds and sea conditions. Learn cruising sailboat terminology, basic boat systems, auxiliary engine operation, docking procedures, intermediate sail trim, navigation rules, basic coastal navigation, anchoring, weather, safety and seamanship.
–  $495 (plus Coursebook and ASA fees)


ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising
ASA104Learn how to sail a sloop-rigged, auxiliary powered 30′-45′ sailboat during a multi-day cruise upon inland/coastal waters in moderate/heavy winds and sea conditions. Learn about provisioning, boat systems, auxiliary engines, advanced sail trim, coastal navigation, anchoring / mooring, docking, emergency operations, weather, and more.
–  $495 (plus Coursebook and ASA fees)


ASA 105, Coastal Navigation
ASA105Learn the the navigational theory and practices for safe navigation of a sailing vessel in coastal and inland waters. On-water coastal navigation skills elements are contained in the ASA103, Basic Coastal Cruising, ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising, and ASA 106, Advanced Coastal Cruising, in progressively increasing levels of detail.
–  $495 (plus Coursebook and ASA fees) ASA 101