Discover our sailing paradise!
Whether you’re new to sailing or a seasoned sailor that wants to hone their skills, we have a program that will get you sailing like you’ve never sailed before! Experience the dramatic views of the Palisades and the Hudson Highlands from Haverstraw Bay, the broadest point on the Hudson River. Our unique location offers wide open sailing for uncomplicated teaching with easy navigation and steady breezes throughout the sailing season.
Croton Sailing School offers a variety of affordable options to allow you to experience the pleasures of sailing on the Hudson River:
- Adult sailing lessons and classes
We’ll take you from a novice sailor to a cruising captain in group or private lessons
- Youth sailing lessons
Children ages 9 – 15 progress up a sailing ladder as they learn to handle 8’-15’ sailboats on their own
- Sailing Club Memberships
Membership in the Croton Sailing Club allows you to sail our fleet of 24′-26’ yachts as often as your schedule allows<
The school is easy to access from southern New York State, northern New Jersey and Manhattan, by car or train. The Croton Sailing School’s season extends from April to November.
With over twenty years of sailing and teaching experience behind him, Steve Jennings founded the sailing school on the philosophy of teaching with “patience, not pressure.” We believe that Hands-On instruction is the best way to learn to sail, so the majority of class time is spent on the boats with personalized attention by expert sailors.
The Croton Sailing School was established in 1986 by Steve and Katherine Jennings. Steve Jennings grew up sailing and racing on the Hudson River, and after spending time cruising the Caribbean and managing a sailing school in Virginia, he wanted to return to the most spectacular day-sailing he had yet discovered.
All our instructors are certified and personally trained by Steven Jennings. Instructors are trained to teach you with “patience, not pressure” and emphasize the benefits of Hands-On learning. We have instructors on staff certified by the ASA or US SAILING or possessing a USCG Captain’s license. Each also brings his or her own racing, cruising, or daysailing experience into our standard class format, adding a personal dimension to the learning process. Instructors allow you to get “the feeling” of sailing so that your learning experience is a fun experience as well. Having taught thousands of students to sail safely, our instructors at the Croton Sailing School are dedicated to making sailing a pleasure for you.