Why create a free sailing school in Jersey City, NJ? Over 15,000 teens live within five miles of a world-class sailing community, yet few ever set foot on a boat. In 2013, City Sail, New Jersey’s only free sailing school, provided 28 teens with the sailing experience of a lifetime. During the six-week program, each teen received 12 hours of classroom instruction on sailing, 27 hours of on-the-water sailing instruction, and 17 hours of swimming. Beyond the regular programming, City Sail offered five sailing-related field trips around the state and the top participants in the program went on a three-day trip into Long Island Sound. The entire City Sail experience was free for the participants, requiring only a commitment to attend for the entire six weeks.