The New Castle Sailing Club sails out of New Castle's Battery Park from the last weekend in April until the last weekend in October. The club has a fleet of 12 sailboats represented by two classes: eight 17-foot Thistles and four 19-foot Flying Scots. All of the club's sailboats are in the Delaware River on moorings during the six-month sailing season. The river at this point is over a mile wide, with many more miles of upstream and downstream sailing space. The club offers free instruction and racing programs for club members. There is no need to reserve a boat because one is always available. The New Castle Sailing Club provides an accessible and affordable sailing option to both novices and experienced sailors.