An American Sailing Association Training Center, 
Sailing Club,
Yacht Charter, and
 Yacht Management Company.

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Please call us at

888-537-6307 or 860-536-5586

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or by email at is our newest program for sailing new Hunter 33's and 36's at our bases in Stamford, Mystic, and Newport, Mainship 34 Trawler at Old Saybrook, and Worldwide!!-- Our Sailing Club Training Package is for the beginner without a boat to sail -- six days training with 10% savings on tuition, three days use of boats for practice, $300 discount on first year's sailing club membership --We Are the Only ASA Training Center in New England Qualified to Certifiy Sailors for Chartering the Cruising Catamaran --- Our Bareboat Charter Fleet is the Best in the Area - New Vessels--Well Equipped and Immaculately Maintained!! -- Half-day, Full-day, and Weekend Captained Cruises are also available!!---Join our Sailing Club and have unlimited use of the Hunter 240's!! We even pay for the fuel!!!---

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Cetacean by Catch is the Premier Sailing Center in Southern New England Manhattan to Nantucket

Located at the Mystic Shipyard in historic Mystic Connecticut, Cetacean by Catch is the sailing company to meet your every sailing need, from beginner to the seasoned ocean cruiser.  Our sailing school offers sailing instruction in the internationally recognized series of American Sailing Association Certificates of Training. Classes include Basic Keelboat Sailing to Ocean Cruising.  Our yacht charter program is primarily bareboat charters.   We have a fleet of  modern sailing yachts from 34' to 46' in length. Our charter vessels are located at our New England facility, historic Mystic Shipyard, and are available for day rentals or extended cruising.  American Sailing Association certified Instructors, who are also USCG licensed captains, are on staff. 

At Cetacean by Catch we charter fully equipped boats that are perfect for the family vacation, a weekend jaunt with friends, or an intimate get-away with that special someone.  You can rent our boats for a day-sail, cruise Long Island Sound and enjoy the beautiful Connecticut shoreline or charter for the weekend, the week, or more.   From our location it is only a day's sail to nearby Shelter Island NY, Block Island RI, or Newport RI where you can explore beautiful Narragansett Bay.  With more time you can visit the historic whaling ports of Buzzards Bay. Hike and swim at isolated Cuttyhunk Harbor, or enjoy the sights of Martha's Vineyard and Nantucket.

Captain a bareboat sailing sloop 
or bring along a Captain for a worry-free cruise.

Since 1995 our expert staff has offered internationally recognized American Sailing Association Training and certification at all levels of sailing --- from the small Daysailer to offshore cruisers up to 50' in length; we can also help you qualify for the Connecticut Safe Boater License.

Our instructors are trained and Certified by the American Sailing Association and hold appropriate U.S. Coast Guard Captain's Licenses. Cetacean by Catch offers instruction in Coastal Navigation, Basic Day sailing, Coastal Cruising and Bareboat Charter. All Basic Day Sailing courses are given on a Hunter 240, a wonderful boat for the beginner or for those needing a brief "tuneup" of existing skills. Earn your Connecticut Safe Boater License in our Basic Daysailing Course.

  Investigate our newest alternative to boat ownership -- -- and join the fastest growing international cruising program available! We have established SailTime Mystic, SailTime Stamford, and SailTime Newport-- and believe it will meet the needs of many new sailors who want to own a new, fully equipped Hunter sailing vessel without the full expense.

Our Sailing Club and day rental programs provide fully equipped Hunter 240s for members to practice new sailing skills before moving to higher levels of sail training, and for the sailor who wants quality sailing without the worries and expense of boat ownership (normally $5,000 to $15,000/yr.).

Or, if you own a boat in good condition and are looking to off-set your annual expenses, our Yacht Management Program may be the answer. Please contact us for more information. 

Come meet us and see what we have to offer!!

(888)-537-6306 or (860) 536-5486 email

Mystic Shipyard on Willow Point in West Mystic, CT 

At Red Nun "30" on the Mystic River

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