Learn to SAIL
Below are locations in the Finger Lakes that you can learn to sail. There aren't many places prettier to learn then on our crystal blue lakes. May the winds always be with you.
CANANDAIGUA YACHT CLUB Canandaigua Community Sailing was created in 2017 to focus on sailing instruction and on connecting the Canandaigua community to sailing and to Canandaigua Lake. We are located at Canandaigua Yacht Club and are grateful for their support. We feel that sailing is a joy-filled lifetime activity. It provides physical and intellectual challenge. It fosters social connections to other sailors and a connection to the natural world. And it’s just plain fun. Come find out what it’s all about, and make summer memories.
3524 Co Rd 16 Canandaigua, NY (585) 396-9200
KEUKA YACHT CLUB The LKSF Junior Sailing Program is one of the oldest in the United States, founded in 1953 as the Keuka Yacht Club Junior Sailing Program. The program maintains the philosophy that sailing is an excellent way for children to learn self-reliance, self-esteem, and sportsmanship. Today’s LKSF Jr. Sailing Program is U.S. Sailing approved (U.S. Sailing is the agency governing sailing and yacht racing in the United States, including the Olympics). All of our instructors are U.S. Sailing Level One Certified and CPR and First Aid certified.
12890 W Lake Rd, Hammondsport, NY (607) 868-5000
SENECA SAILING ACADEMY Welcome to SSA! We are celebrating our 72nd summer of instilling the love of sailing in kids and adults. Seneca Sailing Academy (SSA) was formed in 2012 as a non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide community members with access to responsible seamanship skills.We strive to not only teach our students how to sail, but more importantly how to keep Seneca Lake a place that all can enjoy.
3270 Boodys Hill Rd, Geneva, NY (315) 577-3976
ITHACA YACHT CLUB The Ithaca Yacht Club is committed to providing an excellent youth sailing program for children from 8 to 17 years of age. Sailors are required to be competent swimmers, they must demonstrate the ability to swim 50 yards before engaging in the program. IYC is pleased to announce that we will be offering adult sailing lessons! You can expect to learn the anatomy of a sailboat, how to rig / de-rig, various points of sail both up and downwind, and hopefully enjoy the stunning scenery and breezes of Cayuga Lake.
1090 Glenwood Rd, Ithaca, NY (607) 272-9171
CORNELL COMMUNITY SAILING The Merrill Family Sailing Center is one of the finest sailing centers in the country. Cornell Community Sailing provides the general public with the opportunity to take advantage of sailing on beautiful Cayuga Lake. The C.C.S. offers private and group lessons to sailors at all experience levels. With a C.C.S. membership, one is entitled to use both large and small boats to learn and explore.
1000 E Shore Dr, Ithaca, NY (607) 277-9307
SKANEATELES SAILING CLUB Sailing instruction is limited to private instruction on an as available basis. Private lessons suit those that can’t commit to a fixed class schedule, or know how to sail but want to improve in one or more maneuvers, or who simply want to learn in a one-on-one or personalized setting. Your entire family can learn together using the private lesson format. Contact us for details.
2745 E Lake Rd, Skaneateles, NY (315) 685-7542