Welcome to the New North Cove: a sailing school, club and community center in the heart of NYC!
This spring, a new sailing center is opening at Manhattan’s premiere marina. North Cove Sailing (NCS) at North Cove Marina in Battery Park City has officially launched a brand-new sailing program for 2017 — all open to the public.
North Cove Sailing’s mission is to provide sailing access and value to all New Yorkers. The sailing center has partnered with a variety of local organizations to offer free sailing, events, scholarships and internships to the NYC community.
Sailing officially begins May 1, 2017 with the sailing club and sailing lessons open for business. A diverse programming of kids, adults and corporate sailing opportunities will run throughout the season until the final sail day on October 31, 2017.
Members of the community are encouraged to sign up for free sailing opportunities to try sailing and get out on the Hudson. No experience is required! Kids, adults, families and organizations are all welcome to join NCS for lessons, Sailing 101, Racing Courses, Clinics, Club Races and Cruises.
North Cove Sailing is a school, club and community center that is run by sailors from the community. Meg Reilly, Manager of North Cove Sailing, is at the helm and comes with over 50,000 NM of international offshore sailing and racing experience. Aside from sailing her own boat, Reilly has worked with a variety of top sailing institutions such as the Volvo Ocean Race, Helly Hansen and Ocean Masters — bringing a high level of professional sailing experience to NYC.
“I grew up in NYC suburbs on the Jersey side, so I am thrilled to be back in NYC to bring more sailing to NY Harbor. I started my sailing career abroad and I cannot wait to create more sailing opportunities here for our local community,” said Meg Reilly, Manager of North Cove Sailing.
Although a new entity, North Cove Sailing opens with a lot of experience and clout. Jim Moore, a 50-ton Master Captain, will serve as North Cove Sailing’s Fleet and Club Manager to bring another level of expertise to the operation. NCS will operate as a US Sailing affiliated school and employ a staff of US Sailing certified instructors and OUPV US Coast Guard credentialed captains.
Anyone wishing to learn more about programming at North Cove Sailing should visit www.northcovesailing.com for more information and to book courses online! Any organization wishing to get involved with NCS for events or community projects, please contact Meg Reilly, Manager.