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ASA or US Sailing Certified & Other Sailing Schools at Bayville, Jersey City, Brick, Highlands, Perth Amboy, Hewitt and Delran in New Jersey..

USCG Captain's License Online

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MARINERS LEARNING SYSTEM (MLS) ONLINE- USCG Approved Online Captain's and Masters License Study Packages, Home Study Guides & FCC Online Tests - Located in Pennington NJ, Mariners Learning System provides U.S. Coast Guard Certified Licensing Courses with their flexible online training. Auxiliary Sailing & Towing endorsements are also available.

NauticEd Online Sailing Education

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Take online theory sailing courses with NauticEdwith two free sailing courses and sailing resume, and then use the skilled in-house sailing instructors from the NauticEd affiliated sailing schools in the U.S., Canada, Europe, Australia & around the world to gain practical sailing experience and confidence. Once you pass the courses and practical training, you'll be awarded with a NauticEd Sailing Certification with Verified Practical Competency. Yacht Charter Companies worldwide accept and acknowledge the NauticEd Sailing Certification. Read more..

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Sailors NYC - Jersey City, NJ

Barnegat Bay Sailing School (BBSS) - Harbor Inn Rd., Bayville NJ

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Located at Bayville NY, Barnegat Bay Sailing School is a New Jersey sailing school offering introductory and advanced sailing courses in a safe and enjoyable atmosphere. The school is located at Cedar Creek Sailing Center in Bayville, New Jersey. BBSS has been awarded the country’s top outstanding sailing school 5 times by the American Sailing Association. The New Jersey sailing lessons are designed specifically to make sailing accessible to everyone. All ASA graduates are given access to BBSS sailboat rentals to practice their newly acquired sailing skills, either on their own or accompanied by a sailing instructor.

ASA Certification Courses

  • ASA 101 - 103


Specialized Sailing Courses

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • Basic Sailing Course - Non-Certification
  • Getting to know your boat
  • Private Sailing Lessons

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Manhattan Sailing School - Liberty Harbor Marina, Jersey City NJ

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Manhattan Sailing School offers American Sailing Association (ASA) certification with most courses and is offering its services for more than 20 years. The school is one of the largest in the country - In 2014, the school trained over 1500 people. Manhattan Sailing School operates in the Liberty Harbor Marina in Jersey City NJ. It also operates in NY - Hudson River Park in Lower Manhattan.

ASA & Other Programs

  • Basic Sailing (ASA Certification Available)
  • Spinnaker Sailing
  • Learn to Race
  • Basic Coastal Cruising (ASA Certification)
  • Bareboat Chartering
  • Coastal Navigation (ASA Certification)
  • 12 Meter Delivery Experience
  • Offshore Passage Making Adventure

New Jersey Sailing School (NJSS) - Pier 281 Marina, Brick NJ

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The New Jersey Sailing School (NJSS) originated back in 1973 as Cape & Caribbean Charters, Ltd. then became one of the American Sailing Association’s (ASA) charter schools as New Jersey Sailing School, in 1983. Since its inception, NJSS and the Instructors have accumulated more ASA awards for Outstanding School, School of the Year, and Instructor of the Year than any other northeast school.

ASA Courses

  • ASA101, 104, 105, 106
  • ASA Instructor Training


Other Programs

  • Ocean Sailing
  • Voyages
  • Private Lessons

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Tracey Sailing School - Highlands NJ

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Tracey Sailing School is an ASA certified sailing instruction facility located at Sandy Hook, NJ and Bradenton, Florida. Tracey School teaches ASA certified curriculum for keelboats and specializes in catamarans. From the basics to advanced cruising - Tracey School teaches you how to safely enjoy the sport of sailing. Tracey School teaches with safety, confidence and fun. The lessons are personalized with small classes. The school uses finest of the boats and the instructors are experienced and professional. The locations are excellent too.

ASA Programs

  • ASA 101, 103, 104, 105, 106, 114
  • Challenging the ASA Standards
  • Private Lessons

Raritan Yacht Club (RYC) - Water Street, Perth Amboy NJ

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Established in 1865, Raritan Yacht Club is one of the oldest yacht clubs in the country with a rich history both on and off the water. The spacious clubhouse, large yard, extensive mooring field, active and competitive racing fleet and myriad of social activities are available for all ages. RYC is a club run by members for members. The yard facility provides members with the ability to store, haul and launch boats up to 35 ft. The club has a true volunteer spirit - not only contributing their time to running and upkeep of the club but also providing a service to the local community.

ASA Sailing Academy Courses

  • Basic Keelboat Sailing (2 Day)
  • Coastal Cruising (2 Day)
  • Bareboat Chartering (1 Day)
  • Coastal Navigation (2 Day)


Other RYC Programs

  • Adult Introduction to Sailing Program
  • Adult Sailing Lessons
  • Moorings
  • Regattas
  • Summer Cruising

South Shore Marina Sailing School - Greenwood Lake Turnpike, Hewitt NJ

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South Shore Marina is located at the southern end of Greenwood Lake in Northern New Jersey in Passaic County. This full service marina has 120 water slips, a picnic area, and a clubhouse with dressing rooms and showers. The ship store stocks sailing accessories, marine hardware, Pleasurecraft Marine (PCM) parts, and Honda outboard parts. South Shore Marina is a factory authorized service center for Honda Marine outboards and PCM marine engines.

ASA & Other Activities

  • ASA Basic Keelboat Certification
  • Private Instructions
  • Pontoon Boat Rentals
  • Plus more

The Sailing School - Delran NJ

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The Sailing School is located in Riverside, NJ at G. Winter’s Sailing Center, 8 Reserve Ave, Delran. he Sailing School is an American Sailing Association Affiliate school and offers lessons in Basic Keel Boat Sailing, Coastal Cruising, Bare Boat Cruising, and Coastal Navigation as well as Private Lessons.

ASA Programs

  • Introduction to Sailing
  • ASA101, 103, 104, 118

True North Sailing School - Jersey City NJ

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Established in 1991, the True North Sailing School was awarded ASA Sailing School of the Year Award 10 times since its inception and over the years has successfully trained thousands of students towards ASA certifications. Both beginner and Advanced Sailing Certification Courses are offered at True North Sailing. True North is located directly across the street from the Pavonia / Newport PATH Train station which is just a 10 minute train ride from Manhattan. Every year True North Sailing organizes sailing Flotilla Cruises in the Caribbean each winter to British Virgin Islands as well.

ASA Courses

  • ASA 101 - 104


Other Programs

  • Big Boat Sailing Workshops
  • Private Lessons

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