Fun for the Whole Family
New community sailing center opens downtown
May 29, 2017 New York — North Cove Sailing launches its inaugural season with family-friendly programming to get more New Yorkers out on the Hudson. To kick off the summer, North Cove Sailing is hosting a Family Day on Memorial Day to encourage more families to enjoy sailing together and experience their city from a whole new perspective.
On Monday, May 29, North Cove Sailing is offering three special family sailing events for everyone to enjoy. Events are 2 hours in duration and each activity has a unique interactive theme to get the whole family involved. For Family Day, North Cove Sailing will be hosting a Sailfari at 10 AM, a Family Fleet Sail at 1 PM and Kids Captains at 4 PM.
The Sailfari event will combine the use of North Cove Sailing’s souvenir NY Harbor map to explore and discover hidden gems on the Hudson. Family Fleet Sail will be a patriotic sail to Ellis Island and the Statue of Liberty. The final event of the day will be a Kids Captains sail in which junior sailors are encouraged to drive the sailboat. All events come with themed special gifts to add to the festive environment.
Each event is open to families with children 7 years or older. No experience required; North Cove Sailing provides all sailors with a certified captain, life jackets for all passengers and a safety briefing prior to sail. Sign ups for each event are available online and pricing reflects the season-long rates of $75/adult and $25/child or $300/private boat (max 5 per vessel).
North Cove Sailing is located at North Cove Marina at Brookfield Place in Battery Park City. This sailing school, club and community center offers adult sailing courses, kids STEM sailing programs, club racing and cruising as well as group events. Community is the foundation of this sailing center, with the mission to provide the best value and access to sailing on the Hudson. Every weekend, North Cove Sailing hosts free sailing sessions for Battery Park City residents to allow everyone to enjoy their beautiful waterfront. Battery Park residents also enjoy 10% off.
Meg Reilly, Manager