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A Skipper Member is authorized to operate a Sailors NYC vessel on their own. 

If you have a sailing certification (of any kind or nationality) and an extensive sailing experience  - you can become a Skipper Member easily!

All you'll need to do is to provide us proof of your sailing credentials and sailing resume and go through a FREE three-hour check-out session on our boats with one of our instructors.

Our Skipper Members can sail on Members Sails unlimitedly throughout the season as well as sail the club's vessels privately with a party of up to 6 guests.


  • Access to sailing on board Sailors NYC sailboats :

    • Unlimited Members Sails

    • 6 Private Sails

    • 6 Hands On Sailing Lessons

  • Access to all educational and social activities year round

  • Guest privileges - bring a guest for free on Members Sails

  • Access to club booking system, calendar and message board

  • Other sailing opportunities at discounted rates: weekend cruises, deliveries, sailing flotillas around the world, racing workshop, special holiday sails etc.


Getting on the water never been easier! Login to your member's account, select a date and time, and you're all set!

  • Private Sails are available* daily from 6:00 am to 6:00 pm (last sail to return by sunset)

  • Members Sails are available* weekdays at 6pm and on weekends mid-day

  • Bring your own party of minimum one and up to six guests at NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE!


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Sail more around and out of the Big Apple with Club Activities, Sailors NYC's weekend cruising and international sailing vacations!

  • Members only meetings while sailing

  • Traditional annual sails: July 4th Firework Sail, Pirate Sail, Halloween Sail and more!

  • Racing program

  • Club Weekend Cruises from New York Harbor to Long Island Sound, Long Island South Shore and the Jersey Shore

  • One week sailing vacations available year round! Captain your own crew on a charter boat or join other sailors for a memorable vacation in the Caribbean, Mediterranean, Atlantic, Pacific and Indian oceans. Check out our next vacations here

* Available throughout the Sailing Season May 1st – October 31st