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Ideal 18

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The Ideal 18 program has NBC-owned boats that are fully maintained by the club and available for exclusive use by members of the Ideal Program during the regular NBC season. The Ideal 18 is a keelboat designed by Bruce Kirby, the famed designer of the Laser & the Sonar. It is designed with safety and simplicity in mind. It is perfect for the new sailor but also appeals to experienced sailors of one-design racing.

Within the fleet, there are sailing programs for every interest. We offer:

  • Learn to Sail - our sailing director conducts classroom sessions followed by on- water teaching.
  • Advanced Sailing - for those more experienced, the emphasis is skippering and boat handling.
  • Casual Sailing - sign out one of the boats and enjoy an afternoon on the Hudson.
  • Women's Sailing - improve your sailing & skippering skills, and then gather on the patio with the group for a social evening.
  • Racing - is offered for beginners in a fun, safe environment as well as sessions that are more competitive that would appeal to an experienced racer.

Come join the fun -- see our Join Us page for information on joining NBC's Ideal 18 fleet, or visit our Contact Us page to have a member contact you with more information.

To learn more about the Ideal 18, check out the Ideal 18 Class website.

Last updated 1:56pm on 3 March 2024

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