New York Harbor Sailing Club

Sailing Club for Offshore Sailing School Alumni

We invite you to experience sailing in NYC and join our New York Harbor sailing club. The Colgate Offshore Sailing Club is a sailing club for real sailors where you sail with active adventurers who love the water and fun outdoor activities. When you graduate from an Offshore Sailing School Learn to Sail Certification Course, or the Performance Sailing Certification Course, you may join the exclusive Colgate Offshore Sailing Club® as a Skipper or Crew Member at our New Jersey sailing club base for unlimited, carefree sailing.
Become a Member

New York Harbor Sailing Course Calendars and Rates

It takes just two or three days to gain sailing certification, to qualify for day sailing and exciting racing on our fleet of Colgate 26 sport sailboats, seven days a week April through October at our New York Harbor sailing club. If you don’t want to take command, Crew Memberships are also available.

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Get Away Without Going Away

As a member of the Offshore Sailing Club you experience the New York Metro Area and New Jersey waterways from a whole new perspective when sailing in NYC or taking sailing lessons in NJ. Set sail from Liberty Landing Marina in Jersey City, NJ. Enjoy the exhilaration of commanding a sleek Colgate 26  as you sail by the Statue of Liberty, and the peaceful calm that comes as copper hues bath the city “that never sleeps” as the sun sets while sailing in NYC. Best of all, you are close to home and work – with unlimited, hassle free sailing seven days a week at our New York sailing club – the Colgate Offshore Sailing Club.


Skipper Membership

Skipper membership allows you to skipper a club Colgate 26. Skipper Member Dues April through October are $1995 single membership, $1795 per person for up to four Offshore Sailing School alumni living at same address. Pro-rated memberships are $1500 single membership, $1400 per person for household membership, available if you take your first course ever with Offshore Sailing School after June 30 and join the same year with payment for all four remaining months in season regardless of when you take the course.

New Skipper Member Discount: If you are taking the 3-Day  Learn to Sail Certification Course to join COSC as a Skipper Member, you get a $300 discount off your course tuition if you join the club at the same time you enroll in the Learn to Sail Certification course.

Crew Membership

Crew Membership allows you to sail with other club members as crew without skipper responsibilities. Pre-requisite for this membership category is the 3-day Learn to Sail Certification Course or the New 2-Day Weekend Accelerated Learn to Sail Course. Tuition for the Accelerated Learn to Sail Course is $390 per person. You may upgrade to Skipper Member by taking the third day of the 3-day course ($300) at a later date. Crew Member Dues April through October are $1495 single, $1395 per person for two or more Offshore Sailing School alumni living at the same address. Pro-rated Crew memberships are available after June 30.

Skipper and Crew Membership includes:

  • Seven days a week sailing close to home
  • Evening and weekend races
  • Full moon parties and sunset cool-downs
  • Annual Summer “Sailstice” celebration
  • Official Colgate Offshore Sailing Club cap
  • Great camaraderie with like-minded sailing enthusiasts
  • Discounts on select Offshore Sailing School clinics and courses
  • Automatic membership in the Offshore Cruising Club for world-wide sailing adventures

Skipper Member Prerequisites: Learn to Sail Certification Course or Performance Sailing Certification Course, minimum age 18.

Crew Member Prerequisites: 2-Day Weekend Accelerated Learn to Sail Course or 3-Day Learn to Sail Certification Course, minimum age 18.

Sailing Area and Rules: Sailing is available in New York Harbor between the Verrazano and George Washington Bridges (but not behind Governor’s Island and into the East River). Advanced reservations are required each time you want to sail, maximum five club members per boat. All Offshore Sailing School graduates applying for or renewing membership must sign a new annual agreement and waiver each year.

Membership Agreement and Application: Download the Membership Agreement and Application here.


  • Liberty Landing Marina, Liberty State Park, Jersey City, NJ

Colgate Offshore Sailing Club New Jersey
Liberty Landing Marina
Audrey Zapp Drive
Liberty State Park
Jersey City, NJ 07304


The Learn to Sail course exceeded my expectations. I look forward to getting out for more sailing with the Club and continuing this great recreation and sport!!

John Conquest – Stroudsburg, PA

Offshore Sailing School provided an excellent opportunity to become a certified sailor in the waters around NYC. Nothing quite like it. Exciting, challenging and educational.

Alice Flynn – New York, NY

Sailing on the Hudson River is never a dull moment. Outstanding experience!!

Larry Goldberg – Oyster Bay, NY

Awesome experience sailing the Hudson River off Manhattan. The contrast between the serenity of sailing and the excitement of the city is mind blowing.

John Cerqueria – Cary, NC

Join the Colgate Offshore Sailing Club Today!

Call 888-454-7015 or 239-454-1700