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, 4:30pm-7:30pm
Saturday-Sunday, 10:00am-12:30pm & 2:00-4:30pm

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 14 - September 25

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 14 - September 25

Day & Time: 16 hours
Monday & Tuesday, 9:00am-5:00pm
Saturday & Sunday, 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $309 ($10 Textbook included)

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 14 - September 25

Day & Time: 8 hours
Fridays, Saturdays, and Sundays 9:00am-5:00pm

Fee: $299

Prerequisite: Learn to Sail- Basic or instructor approval

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:
Spring: May 7 – May 21: Saturdays, 1-4pm
Summer: Memorial Day - Labor Day: Wednesdays, 6-8pm; Saturdays 1-4pm; Sundays 1-4pm
Fall: Sept 10 – Oct 1: Saturdays, 1-4pm
WFC Regatta: Oct 8

Fee: Wednesdays (2 hours): $45; Saturdays & Sundays (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 & Sunday, 1:00-3:00pm & 4:00- 6:00pm

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, 9:30am-1:30pm & 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

Mixed skills, women-only program designed to develop skills and boost confidence.

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WFC RacingAges 18 & Older

Schedule:
Spring: May 7 – May 21: Saturdays, 1-4pm
Summer: Memorial Day - Labor Day: Tuesdays, 6-8pm
Fall: Sept 10 – Oct 1: Saturdays, 1-4pm
WFC Regatta: Oct 8

Fee: $45 per session or $500 for a yearly pass

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 Sailing ClinicsAges 18 & Older

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day

Day & Time: To be announced

Fee: To be announced

Prerequisite: Learn to Sail- Intermediate or equivalent experience Develop performance boat-handling skills, advanced sail trim, spinnaker handling, racing strategy, tactics, and technique.

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Sunfish ClinicAges 18 & Up

Schedule: Memorial Day - Labor Day

Day & Time: 2 hours
Saturday 9:30am-10:00am Rigging & Capsize Drills (required for first time attendees only)
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
$150 for two hours, $60 each additional hour, $40/hr each additional person

Cruising Boat
$180 for two hours, $80 each additional hour, $40/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 Mariner 36)

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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Basic Keelboat CertificationAges 18 & Older

Schedule: May 21 - September 25

Day & Time: Thursdays, 5-8pm; Sundays 9am-12pm

Fee: $75 (Includes: testing, one-year US Sailing membership, half-off first rental)

Prerequisite: Instructor approval

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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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