The East Coast's most progressive sailing school
At ECSS, we tailor our approach to meet your comfort level.
Whether you are a beginner, intermediate, or advanced sailor, you will appreciate our clear, concise and thorough approach. ECSS is an American Sailing Association (ASA) affiliate school and we cover all necessary objectives. We also carefully customize each class to your learning style, current skills and goals. No matter what your present level, our personable USCG licensed, ASA certified instructors will get you on the water and bring you to the next level safer and sooner than any other sailing school. At ECSS, our boat is your classroom.
Long Island Sound. A great place to sail. A great place to learn.
A tidal estuary of the Atlantic Ocean, Long Island Sound is approximately 110 miles long and, at its widest point, about 21 miles wide. It is an amazing place to sail. Its 600 miles of coastline contains hundreds of quiet anchorages, beautiful modern marinas and yacht clubs, picturesque towns and villages, and bustling urban areas. There is great food, fine dining, and first-class entertainment and shopping.
Long Island Sound is a great place to learn. We have a challenging variety of wind and sea conditions, depths, currents and tides. There is plenty of safe, open, water as well as many areas containing hazards to navigation. On most days we share the waterways with countless other recreational vessels and commercial traffic, including ferries, tug boats, freighters and tankers. From time to time we even see cruise ships and submarines.
When you learn to sail with East Coast Sailing School on Long Island Sound, you will gain the confidence you need to live your dream – and you will have fun doing it!