Want season-long access to the Hudson for sailing and racing? Looking to be part of a new community in the heart of NYC? Join the North Cove Sailing Club and enjoy all the perks of being part of our crew!


North Cove Sailing Club is a NYC sailors community that focuses on inclusion and education. Club members learn from each other as they race and cruise the Hudson with fellow New Yorkers.

Membership Includes:

-unlimited access to fleet of 12 Colgate 26s (May-October)
-Sunday Racing series
-Monthly fleet cruises
-10 guest passes
-special clinics and seminars
-Crew Card: ID and discount card for Brookfield Partners
-10% off courses & lessons


All North Cove Sailing Club members join at a crew level. Crew can join our Skipper Members on sails, races and cruises. If you’d like to upgrade to Skipper level, please see details below. $1600/season, available in 3 installments or paid in full.

Skippers are the soul of our Club. Skippers are responsible for safely taking our club crew sailing — whether it be for races, day sails or cruises. Crew members who wish to upgrade to Skipper must sail a set number of times as crew and then are required to pass a special exam to ensure that they are competent to handle these responsibilities in a safe and skilled manner. $1600/season + $150 evaluation.

Under 30
In order to encourage young professionals to join our club, we are offering a special discounted rate for members under 30. These sailors will be required to participate in community events and serve volunteer hours in order to be eligible for the reduced membership rate. $800/season + 10 mandatory volunteer hours.

We offer a special discounted family rate for members who are joining from the same household. At least one member must be at Skipper level in order to properly enjoy sailing together.

Junior Racers
Our Junior Racers team is reserved for sailors 13-17 y/o who have attended one of our other KidSail programs or have the equivalent sailing experience. Instruction and practice are hosted 10 AM-4 PM Monday – Friday, with team racing on Thursday nights. Join by the month or season.

Wednesday Racing
During the months of May-August, we run a highly-competitive Wednesday Night Racing series for the coveted Cove Cup. Club and Corporate Teams compete for weekly and monthly wins as they collect points towards the season championship — The Cove Cup. Set teams, limited to 12 team registrations.  Club members who want to compete for The Cove Cup sign up for the $75 Race Level Member status, and all race skippers need to attend a free Racing Rules Clinic.

North Cove Sailing offers team membership for businesses and organizations looking to sail and race as a team. Membership is available for 5+ Crew of the same organization with at least 1 Skipper-level member per 5 Crew.

Security Deposit
There is no initiation fee for joining the club.  Each member pays a $300 tax-free security deposit that can either be refunded at the end of the season or rolled over to the following year.


All North Cove Sailing Club members are required to have US Basic Keelboat certification or equivalent experience. You may earn US Basic Keelboat by taking our Sailing 101 course; read more about it here.

Open Houses

Every Monday evening throughout the season we host a special Open House at 6:00 PM for people who are interested in learning more about our Club. Try sailing with us risk-free by joining us for one of these introductory events!