Give the Gift of Warm Winds to Your Favorite Sailor!
There is one gift that always brings a warm glow to a sailor’s heart: The Gift of Warm Winds from the Croton Sailing School. Each spring we get calls from people who have been kept warm through the frosty winter with the thoughts of starting their spring off right with their Gift of Warm Winds from a thoughtful friend. “It was the best gift of the season,” we hear time and time again. So, for our thoughtful friends and their sailing companions – here is our Gift Guide!
Gifts For The Novice Sailor
Basic Hands-On Plus ($495) is our most popular gift for those who have had a taste of sailing and yearn to sail on their own – or those landlubbers who have yet to touch the tiller. Our Hands-On sailing course will take your friend from novice to certified sailor in just 21 hours! Other ideas for novice sailors are private lessons as an introduction to this great sport or our 12-hour beginning course, Basic Hands-On Sailing ($395).
Gifts For The Skipper
If your gift list includes someone who has already been bitten by the sailing bug then you should consider Basic Coastal Cruising ($495) – our 14 hour course that takes your sailor from day-sailor to auxiliary power and opens up the whole river for them to explore. If you think your sailor can’t wait for sailing to begin on April 1st, then consider the classroom Navigation course ($185).
All sailors would love an annual Membership in the Croton Sailing Club which provides a full season of unlimited sailing on the Hudson River. Memberships available at $445, $950 or $1395 plus NYS sales tax
Gifts For The Old Salt
Then you finally get to that really tough person on your gift list. He or she knows how to sail and loves to do it. In fact they are already planning their sailing schedule for next year. These old salts are craving some new challenges and our clinic Bareboat Cruising is up to the job. Your sailor will enjoy a full day of cruising aboard Merlin’s Magic, our 34′ Pearson yacht. $375.
Give The Ultimate Sailing Gifts!
A Caribbean Cruise – seven days and six nights exploring the British Virgin Islands on a luxury yacht. $1295 and up per person.
Private lessons give your sailor the chance to craft their own experience. $70 per hour. Minimum of two hours per lesson. Of give them the a dollar amount to spend on the program of their choice.