The WaterFront Center offers a variety of programs suited to sailors of all abilities and ages. As a US Sailing accredited school, we offer the highest standard of quality instruction and facilities. Whether you are a beginner or seasoned racer, interested in dinghies, keelboats or cruising, WFC has an experience for you.

Safe Powerboat HandlingAges 10 & Older

Safe Powerboat Handling: A two day, sixteen hour, practical course
Offered Saturdays and Sundays from 9am-6pm
Fee: $350

Accelerated Safe Powerboat Handling: A one day, eight hour practical course.
Offered Saturdays from 9am-6pm
Fee: $175

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Family SailingAges 5 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: 2.5 hours Tuesday-Friday, 2:00pm-4:30pm Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-12:30pm Fee: $150 for up to four people Ages: 5 & Older. An accompanying adult must be on board with children under 16. Geared just for families, strengthen bonds and build lasting memories as you work together to set sail and hold a course.

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Group CruiseAges 5 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: 3 hours Thusdays – Saturdays: 5:00-8:00pm Sundays: 11:00am-2:00pm, 3:00-6:00pm Fee: $400, up to 6 passengers Ages: 5 & Older. An accompanying adult must be on board with children under 16. Welcome aboard! Set sail with friends and family on a cruising boat with a WFC captain for an unforgettable experience.

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Learn to Sail PackageAges 18 & Older

Schedule: May 16 - September 27 Fee: $899 (Includes: Learn to Sail-Basic, Intermediate, unlimited Adult Sailing for the season, US Sailing Certification, one-year US Sailing membership, one free WFC Racing session, half-off first rental) A complete package with everything you’ll need to learn to sail this season.

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Learn to Sail – BasicAges 18 & Older

Schedule: May 16 - September 27 Day & Time: 16 hours Monday & Tuesday, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am-5:00pm Fee: $299; $10 Textbook (required) This course has an emphasis on hands-on learning, your instructor will guide you through foundational sailing skills, step by step.

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Learn to Sail – IntermediateAges 18 & Older

Schedule: May 16 - September 27 Day & Time: 16 hours Tuesday & Wednesday, 9:00am-5:00pm Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am-5:00pm Fee: $299 Prerequisite: Learn to Sail- Basic Practice essential sailing maneuvers, steering a course and safety procedures as you prepare for certification or rental Check-Out Sail.

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Adult SailingAges 18 & Older

Schedule: May - October Spring: Saturdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm Summer: Wednesdays, 6:00-8:00pm, Saturdays 1:00-4:00pm, Sundays 9:00am-12:00pm Fall: Saturdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm Fee: Weekday (2 hours) $45 and Weekend (3 hours) $55 Open to all skill levels, including those who have recently taken Learn to Sail courses as well as seasoned sailors looking for crew mates.

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Discover SailingAges 18 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: 2 hours Tuesday-Friday, 5:30pm-7:30pm Saturday, 1:00-3:00pm & 4:00- 6:00pm Sunday, 10:00am-12:00pm, 1:00-3:00pm Fee: $60 A perfect first taste of what sailing is all about.

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Sailing 101Ages 18 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: 4 hours Tuesday-Friday, 2:00pm-6:00pm Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am-1:00pm & 2:00pm - 6:00pm Fee: $99 A solid introduction to fundamental skills. The ideal first sailing lesson!

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Ladies SailingAges 18 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: 2 hours Thursdays, 6:00pm-8:00pm Fee: $45 per night or $450 summer seasonal Mixed skills, women-only program designed to develop skills and boost confidence.

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WFC RacingAges 18 & Older

Schedule: May - October

Spring: Saturdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm

Summer: Tuesdays, 6:00-8:00pm & Saturdays 9am - 12pm Fall: Saturdays, 1:00pm-4:00pm

WFC Regatta: October 3

Fee: $45 per session, $55 for Summer Saturdays, or $500 seasonal (excluding Summer Saturdays)

Prerequisite: Learn to Sail- Intermediate or equivalent experience

For all levels of racers with emphasis on performance sailing, racing format and technique.

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Performance SailingAges 18 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: 4 hours Saturday, 9:00am-1:00pm or group custom scheduling Fee: $100 Prerequisite: Learn to Sail- Intermediate or equivalent experience Develop performance boat-handling skills, advanced sail trim technique and/or spinnaker handling. Tailored to suit your skill and interest.

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Sunfish ClinicAges 16 & Up

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: Saturday 9:30am-10:00am Rigging & Capsize Drills (required for first time attendees) 10:00am - 12:00pm Clinic Fee: $60 Recommended Weight Range: 140-220 pounds Learn rigging, capsize recovery, sail trim and basic boat-handling as you prepare to skipper a Sunfish dinghy by yourself!

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Private Sailing LessonsAges vary by boat

Schedule: Arranged at your convenience Call to schedule a date and time a week in advance. Fee: Dinghy & Keelboat $120 for two hours, $50 each additional hour, $30/hr each additional person Cruising Boat $150 for two hours, $60 each additional hour, $30/hr each additional person Age: Dinghy- 7 & Older Keelboats and Cruising boats- 18 & Older

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Basic CruisingAges 18 & Older

Schedule: June - September   Day & Time: 24 hours over three days 9:00am - 5:00pm Fee: $695 (includes: course materials, testing, US Sailing Certification, and half-off first WFC charter of our Islander 30 or O'Day 280) Prerequisite : US Sailing Basic Keelboat Certification plus a minimum of 20hrs sea time as a skipper Learn to use an auxiliary engine, docking, boat systems, plotting a course and navigation on 30-36 foot cruising boats.

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Ready to CharterAges 18 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day Day & Time: 4 hours Wednesday 4:00pm-8:00pm Saturday 9:00am - 1:00pm Fee: $100 Prerequisite: Cruising Experience An orientation to our charter boats with review of systems operation, handling under power, trouble-shooting, safety protocol and essential maneuvers to prepare you for our crusing charters.

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Basic Keelboat CertificationAges 18 & Older

Schedule: May - October Day & Time: Thursday 6:00pm-8:00pm Sunday 5:00pm - 7:00pm Fee: $45 (includes: written testing, one-year US Sailing membership, one free Adult Sailing session, one free WFC Racing session, and half-off first rental) Prerequisite : Instructor approval Receive US Sailing certification after successful completion of practical and written tests.

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Nassau Community CollegeNassau Community College Students Only

Nassau Community College students: register for your sailing section here!

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Veterans On WaterOpen to all Veterans and immediate family members

Veterans On Water is a free program open to all Veterans and their immediate family members. Our aim, in partnership with Sail Ahead, to provide a safe, comfortable, and relaxing environment where Veterans can enjoy time on the water and disconnect.

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