Anchors Aweigh Sailing School
New London, Connecticut
| (860) 514-0137 |

Anchors Aweigh Sailing School offers the widest range and the highest levels of ASA certifications and endorsements in Connecticut.

At Anchors Aweigh, we believe sailing is a passion; it is more than boating, it is a connection with the wind and the water.  We can help you reach your sailing goal, whether it be to sail on your local lake, spend a day on the Long Island Sound, race in regattas, or sail to the Bahamas.  We can help you learn how to face the challenges of sailing while keeping you, your family & friends, and your boat safe and balanced.

We are located on the Thames River in New London, CT – a short sail to the Long Island Sound.

We teach basic sailing on a 23-foot Sonar and advanced sailing on 30-40 foot keelboats.

Captain Chris Cooper, our lead instructor, has been sailing for more than 40 years.  He has sailed everything from a 14-foot Sunfish to a 48-foot catamaran and many styles of boats in between.  Captain Cooper has sailed more than 10,000 nm on the open ocean, and he has a passion for sharing his knowledge and experience.


American Sailing Certifications Offered

101, 102, 103, 104, 105, 106, 107, 114, 116, 117, 118, 119

Other Services Available

Couples Courses, Private Courses, Weekday Courses, Weekend Courses, ASA 'Challenges', Vacation Charters, Sailboat Cruises, Racing Courses, Sail Trim Courses, Spinnaker Courses,


ASA Veterans Sailing Education Program - Sign Up Now >>

At ASA we recognize the sacrifices made by the brave men and women who have served or are serving in our country's armed forces. As a token of our appreciation, and our way of saying thank you, we are inviting veterans and active military personnel to share our passion for sailing by offering a discount on our ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course. Anchors Aweigh Sailing School is offering a minimum of $50.00 or 10% off their ASA 101 Basic Keelboat Sailing course.

Sailing School Reviews / Testimonials

  • Excellent sail. Captain Cooper is a knowledgeable, affable, and humorous instructor. I highly recommend Captain Chris for lessons or cruises.

    Eileen - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Captain Cooper is amazing. Customized approach towards one’s skill set and comfort level. Very patient.

    Jon - ASA 103, Basic Coastal Cruising

  • Captain Cooper is an outstanding instructor and an asset to ASA. From the get-go I recognized that he was an extremely well-qualified and experienced sailor. Because of him, I feel prepared and confident to sail the boats at my club.

    Louise - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Being the painfully novice sailor that I am, having classes over winter is greatly appreciated. Captain Chris did a fantastic job as always.

    Jessica - ASA 101, Keelboat Sailing 1

  • Captain Cooper is an amazing instructor. As [we are] new sailors, he taught us a lot here and in past classes. He has a wealth of knowledge, and we look forward to continued learning from him!

    Jason, Jane, & Ian - ASA 104, Bareboat Cruising

Contact Information

Anchors Aweigh Sailing School

Address Anchors Aweigh Sailing School 70 Howard StreetNew LondonCT06320USA
Phone (860) 514-0137
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