Sailing School

Why not make this the year that you enter the wonderful world of sailing? The "Sailing Lifestyle" is filled with fun, excitement and adventure and can be enjoyed by both men and women age 8 through 80. The Sailing Life can take you cruising to exotic ports and beautiful anchorages in the Caribbean or out to the race course to enjoy the thrills of yacht racing competition.
Sailing holds a place for everyone’s taste and ability and there is no better time to get started than right now by registering for a sailing course at The True North Sailing School. The True North Sailing School is the only sailing school in the entire country to win the coveted American Sailing Association "Sailing School Of The Year Award" six times in one decade! True North Sailing has been honored with these awards due to our total commitment to customer satisfaction!


• We offer the best boats!  J/29 Performance Sloops!
J/29 are the largest and fastest boats used by any sailing school in the Tri - State area.
• The best instructors!
Certified by the American Sailing Association & U.S. Coast Guard Licensed
• The best value!
4 to 1 student/instructor ratio on  J/29's. Everyone works / no body watches like on smaller boats at other schools!
• More course hours!
Basic sailing - 21 hours / two convenient formats
• Certification and textbooks!
American Sailing Association Certification and textbooks offered.

If you are serious about learning to sail you owe it to yourself to come to The True North Sailing School and receive the finest sailing education available. At The True North Sailing School we are dedicated to helping each student reach their individual sailing goals. Whether you are a new sailor looking for a firm foundation of sailing skills through our Basic Sailing Course or an experienced sailor who would like to improve your skills through our Advanced Cruising, Bareboat Charter, Navigation or Racing Courses, True North Sailing School has a program to suit your needs.

New: Chartering and Sailing Workshops
Tune up your sailing and navigation skills with these small group workshops. Every workshop is limited to no more than 6 students to maximize the hands-on experience.

We invite you to compare True North Sailing to any other program by reading "How To Choose A Sailing School." After you do your homework you will understand why thousands of sailors have chosen The True North Sailing School as their Sail Training Facility. An informed consumer is our best customer.

True North Sailing School is conveniently located in Jersey City, New Jersey at the Liberty Landing Marina in Liberty State Park accessible by Public Transportation via The Hudson Bergen Lightrail and the Liberty Landing Ferry from Manhattan.  If you are traveling by car we are 5 minutes from N.J. Turnpike exit 14 C, routes 1 & 9 or The Holland Tunnel.

Please look at our Course Schedule and Registration Form. If you need further information please call our office at (908) 489-0589 or send us an email. Please join our email update list. We look forward to sailing with you this season at The True North Sailing School, the only fifteen time winner of the A.S.A. "Sailing School Of The Year Award!"
Rick Van Loon
Director T.N.S.S.