Become a



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 extensive sailing experience,  you can become a Skipper Member easily!

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

Our Skipper Members can go on unlimited Members Sails throughout the season, as well as sail the club's vessels on a Private Sail with a party of up to 6 guests.



  • 3-hour checkout session

  • Man Over Board refresher lesson
  • Unlimited Members Sails
  • 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. 

Add-ons available:

  • 3-hour Private Sail - $180 + tax (or $95 for Private Sails Mon-Fri 9am-5pm)

  • Lesson Package to enhance your skills (including access to NauticEd online Skipper Course and up to 9 on-water lessons available on Thursday at 6-9pm and Sunday 3-6pm) - $525

  • Weekend Cruises - $225 + tax

  • Racing Program - $650

  • Private Lessons: on water - $280; theory - $150 (3 hr. lessons) 


Getting on the water has 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 9:00 am to 6:00 pm (last sail to return by sunset)

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

  • NO ADDITIONAL CHARGE for your guests on your Private Sails

  • Click here to view our club skeleton schedule


Basic Membership +

Skipper Privileges