We visited with family in Port Washington, NY near New York City and had a wonderful time sailing. I was surprised to find a nice place that rented sailboats on Long Island Sound.
A group of friends and I chartered a beneteau 36 for the weekend. It was an excellent experience! We had the best Skipper/Captain. We are looking to sail from here one more time before te season comes to a winter halt (at least for us). If you are looking for a charter or even lessons. I definitely recommend port sailing school.
A friend and I purchased groupons for a learn to sail lesson. It was a three hour lesson with a knowledgable instructor. We learned some basics rather quickly and we were off sailing. We are planning to head back in the early spring for the three day sailing lesson!! Extremely friendly staff.
These folks really make you feel comfortable and safe. Took advantage of the Groupon special. Then, signed up for the certification class. Knowledgeable instructors who go out of their way to insure a great experience. Whether you're ready to dive in and learn, or test the waters, you'll not be disappointed. Another plus is the location. Easy to get to. Manhasset Bay is a beautiful place to sail. Additional, there are a handful of nearby waterfront restaurants.